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Dog Hikes with the Doctor At Baltimore Humane Society

Event Date:  Repeats every month every Sunday until Sun Jan 04 2015 . January 5, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm Bring your dog the First SUNDAY of each month at 11 am! Hike on the grounds of our animal shelter’s forested wildlife sanctuary in Reisterstown, led by Dr. Mary Zink, Baltimore Humane Society Veterinary Medical Director of the Low Cost Veterinary Wellness Spay/Neuter Center. DETAILS: · Approximately 45 min-1 hour in duration · BYO DOG (Proof of rabies vaccination required) · Rain or Shine · $2 per dog participation fee and no prior registration required · Moderate hiking level so dog and hiker need to be able to maneuver trees, hills, and streams Location Baltimore Humane Society 1601 Nicodemus Road Reisterstown, MD 21136 United States See map: Google Maps

Head to the Creek

Hike to Cocktown Creek to see native animals and plants. Bring a lunch, comfortable shoes, a hat and sunscreen. 10am-noon at Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown. $8 w/discounts; rsvp: 410-535-5327; www.calvertparks.org.

Glide on Parkers Creek

American Chestnut Land Trust guides you out on Parkers Creek, where you’ll paddle thru waters in swamps to coastal salt marsh on this pristine freshwater stream. Bring water and a snack. Be prepared for a possibly strenuous three-hour paddle; you may have to help carry the canoe to reach the creek. Rain date is Aug 4. 11:30am-2:30pm at Warrior’s Rest Sanctuary, Port Republic. $15; rsvp: 410-414-3400; www.acltweb.org.

Paddle the Rhode River

Learn about the ecology, history and wildlife of the Rhode River and Muddy Creek on a guided canoe trip. Basic paddling instruction provided. Dress for the weather and bring drinking water and sunscreen. 9-11:30am at Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater. $16 w/age discounts; rsvp: www.serc.si.edu.

Bird Walk at Jug Bay

Identify a diverse population of birds by sight and sound at Jug Bay Sanctuary’s bird walk. Binoculars and field guides available to borrow. 8-11am at the Sanctuary, Lothian. $5 w/discounts; rsvp: 410-741-9330; www.jugbay.org.

Call for Volunteers -- Galesville Meadow & Wetland Garden Planting

Event Date:  May 19, 2013 - 9:00am - 12:00pm Please join us on May 19th, from 9 a.m. to noon, to help us plant a native meadow and wetland garden on the grounds of Carrie Weedon Science Center in Galesville! Location Carrie Weedon Science Center 911 Galesville Road Galesville, MD United States See map: Google Maps

Native Plant Seminar

Event Date:  August 24, 2013 - 9:00am - 4:00pm Our annual Native Plant Seminar & Sale is perfect for homeowners, garden club enthusiasts, Native Plant Society members, nursery/landscape professionals, land managers and environmental educators. Three post-seminar workshops will be offered in the afternoon. Saturday, August 24, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $50 members, $60 non-members; afternoon workshops are an additional fee. Location Irvine Nature Center 11201 Garrison Forest Road Owings Mills, MD United States See map: Google Maps

Butterfly and Hummingbird Gardening with Native Plants

Event Date:  May 4, 2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am Learn how to attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden by using native plantings. We’ll also tour the new Reading and Butterfly Garden as well. Meet at the Visitor Center Parking lot. This one hour program is part of the Naturalist Series of Park Ranger-led programs that are held throughout the year at Quiet Waters Park. For more information, or to preregister (required) call 410-222-1777 or e-mail rpdeva00@aacounty.org. Gate fees apply.

Jug Bay Spring Festival

Event Date:  May 4, 2013 - 10:00am - 2:00pm Celebrate spring with us at the Glendening Nature Preserve. Enjoy a hayride, take a hike with a naturalist, sit in on a gardening workshop, make crafts, and much more, ALL FREE! Help the Friends of Jug Bay raise money by purchasing refreshments, buying native plants for your garden, finding a bargain at the Nature’s Market, or bidding for nature items at the silent auction. Rain or shine. Come to the Plummer House (on the corner of route 4) at 5702 Plummer Lane, Lothian Location Glendening Nature Preserve 5702 Plummer Lane Lothian, MD United States See map: Google Maps

Nature Preschool Conference

Event Date:  June 7, 2013 (All day) - June 8, 2013 (All day) Join us for our 2nd annual Nature Preschool Conference! Discuss the latest trends in nature based education, network with other child care professionals and organizations, and learn from the best. Teachers, educators, parents and anyone else who works with preschool aged children are encouraged to attend. Register today! Friday – Saturday June 7-8 Varies, $55 – $155 Location Irvine Nature Center 11201 Garrison Forest Road United States See map: Google Maps