Monday, November 25, 2013

Holiday Park Hours

Catoctin Creek Nature Center
will be closed on:
Thur. Nov.28th–Mon. Dec. 2nd
We will reopen on
Tues. Dec. 3rd at noon

The park entrance gates will open for visitors to come and walk the trails from 8am-5pm daily

Friday, November 22, 2013

Animal Lovers Needed

Critter Care Day Program
Have fun taking care of and interacting with our Nature Center animals! Help check the health of our animals including health checks (weigh & measure the animals), add mulch to their terrariums, clean their tanks, feed them, refresh their water, and learn some neat animal facts. Wear old clothes.

Location: Catoctin Creek Nature Center
Age Group: 6-10 years old
Program Date: Sat, 1/4        
Program Time: 1-3pm
Cost: $10
Registration Number: 1895

To Register: Call 301-600-2936 or visit us on-line at

Friday, November 15, 2013

Special Thanks to the Greenwall Garden Club

Above Photo: Mikki Stratmeyer (Greenwall Garden Club), Susan Matthews (Park Naturalist) and Dawne Howard (Master Naturalist Intern)

We would like to thank the Greenwall Garden Club for their generous donation to our bird sanctuary garden. The Greenwall Garden Club donated 10 beautiful native shrubs from Stadler Nurseries. Our Master Naturalist Dawne Howard and Deb Keimig originally designed this garden as a project for their Master Naturalist Class. This garden now provides great cover and native food sources for our local wildlife. Thank you!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Scout Programs

Above Photo: Brownies from Middletown, MD Troop 81213 adding mulch to our new sensory trail project here at the park.
We offer a wide variety of boy & girl scout education programs & volunteer opportunities here at the nature center. If your troop is currently searching for a special project they can help out with please contact the nature center at: 301-600-2050.