Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Park after Dark Event


The Frederick County Nature Council invites you to its "Park after Dark" event at Fountain Rock Park.   Details below.





Park after Dark
Friday August 25th from 7-10 pm
at 
Fountain Rock Park
8511 Nature Center Place, Walkersville, MD 21793

Live Music, Hors d'oeuvre, Silent Auction,
Fancy S’mores, and a Nature Program.
18 and over
 $ 25.00 per person

Please inquire at the park for more information:
 301-600-4460

Monday, July 31, 2017

Fountain Rock Park 30th Anniversary Event


Please help celebrate our sister Nature Center's 30th Anniversary!
August 25th, 2017
10 AM - 4 PM
See flyer below for more information!



Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Annual Butterfly Count


Annual Butterfly Count
Sunday, July 30th, 2017
10 AM - 12 PM
Family-friendly Event!
No Experience Necessary!

FREE!
Meet at the Nature Center.





















Thursday, June 29, 2017

PM Update

PURPLE MARTIN COLONY UPDATE
Nest Check #1: On 5/31, our Purple Martin monitor reported the colony looked healthy with 43 out of 48 gourds occupied.
19 gourds had eggs. 2 had only 1 egg, 4 had 6. A total of 79. WOW!
Nest check #2: On 7/26, our monitor reported 102 hatchlings and 36 eggs.
Thanks to all who have contributed to the success of the Catoctin Creek Purple Martin project.
Photos courtesy of Don Hambright, our main Purple Martin monitor.




Thursday, March 16, 2017

SPRING PROGRAMS STARTING SOON!

Below are some of Catoctin Creek Nature Center's programs starting in April that still have room for you to participate!

FRIENDS WITH NATURE (#9695)
Ages:  3-5 years
Day/Date:  Saturdays on 4/1, 5/6, 6/3
Time:  11 AM - 12:15 PM
Fee:  $28 per parent/child pair

SIGNS OF SPRING (#9700)
Ages:  3-5 years
Day/Dates:  Thursdays on 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27
Time:  1 - 2 PM
Fess:  #38 per parent/child pair

ADULT EGG HUNT (#10307)
Ages:  18+ years
Day/Date:  Saturday, 4/8
Time:  7:30-9:00 PM
Fee:  $10

ROCKIN' ROCKS & FABULOUS FOSSILS ( (#9699)
Ages: 6-12 years
Day/Date:  Sunday, 4/9
Time:  1 - 3 PM
Fee:  $10

ARCHERY 101 (#9689)
Ages:  8+ years
Day/Dates:  Sundays on 4/30, 5/7, 5/14
Time:  1 - 3 PM
Fee:  #28.00

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER:  
Call 301-600-2936  OR go to . . .
www.Recreater.com


















Monday, March 13, 2017

MARCH BIRD WALK


BIRD WALK this SUNDAY
MARCH 19th, 2017
 

Discover the wild bird populations at Catoctin Creek Park
with local experts Keith and Beth Hamilton from
Wild Birds Unlimited. This is a great walk for the family
and will run rain or shine. We have some binoculars but
please bring binoculars if you have them.
This is a FREE program!
DATE: 3/19/17
TIME: 10 AM - 12 PM

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Who Lives in a Tree?
This parent/child program starts next week and still has a few spaces open for 3-5 year-olds!
From nests in the branches to snug holes in the trunk, from tunnels under the bark to burrows in the roots, animals make use of trees for shelter and as a place to raise their young. Your child will learn about all the parts of the tree as well as the animals that make their homes in trees.
Ages: 3-5 years
Classes: 4
Day: Thursdays
Dates: 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9
Time: 1 - 2 PM
Fee: $38.00
To Register:
Call Frederick County Parks and Recreation at 301-600-2936.

Friday, January 27, 2017

FEBRUARY PROGRAM REMINDERS


The following programs begin in February. . .

ROCKIN' ROCKS & FABULOUS FOSSILS
Ages:  6-12
Sunday, 2/5
1-3 PM
Fee:  $10
Program #:  9575

WHO LIVES IN A TREE?
Ages:  3-5
Thursday Series:  2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9
1-2 PM
Fee:  $38
Program #:  9748

HOME SCHOOL DAYS:  ANIMAL ADAPTATIONS
Ages:  5-12
Friday, 2/3
1-3 PM
Fee:  $8
Program #:  9571

HOME SCHOOL DAYS:  WEB OF LIFE
Ages:  5-12
Friday, 2/17
1-3 PM
Fee:  $8
Program #:  9572

TO REGISTER:  Call the Parks & Recreation Reservation Line at 301-600-2936
OR go to www.Recreater.com.