Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Happy 5th Anniversary to Catoctin Creek!

Five years ago today, Frederick County Parks & Recreation 
held the Grand Opening for it's newest park:  
Catoctin Creek Park and Nature Center!  
The day was beautiful and warm - perfect for a Grand Opening! 
 Many thanks for your support during our fledgling years.


Paul Dial, Director of the Frederick County Division of Parks & Recreation

Park Naturalist with Feathered Friend
A great audience! 

Discovery Room Visitors

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Raptor Sightings Today!

Come out and enjoy the trails and maybe you'll spot the bald eagles and red-tailed hawks that were flying below the Nature Center this morning! 
We spotted two hawks, two adult bald eagles, and one juvenile bald eagle today.
We are open until 5 PM.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Mid-Winter Bird Count Results, 1/31/16

Thanks to the Frederick Bird Club for including the park as one of their sites for Sunday's mid-winter bird count for Frederick County.  Volunteers spent about an hour counting and identifying the birds around the Nature Center. 

American Crow - 6
American Goldfinch - 3
American Robin - 1
Blue Jay - 2
Carolina Chickadee - 7
Dark-eyed Junco - 3
Downy Woodpecker - 1
House Finch - 2
House Sparrow - 1
Mourning Dove - 1
Northern Cardinal - 4
Northern Mockingbird - 1
Red-tailed Hawk - 1
Turkey Vulture - 2
White-throated Sparrow - 3
Total # Species:  15

Red-tailed Hawk

Rockin' Rocks & Fabulous Fossils

 There's still time to join us this Sunday for. . .

 Rockin' Rocks & Fabulous Fossils

Come join Spelunker John Powers in this hands-on program 
about the many rocks and minerals in the collections of 
Catoctin Creek Nature Center. 
New fossils have been donated and 
John is eager to share them with you.  

Ages:  8-12 years
Sunday, 2/7/16
1-3 PM
Program #6749

To register:  Call 301-600-2936 
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