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August 5, 2019

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What’s the Buzz on Bees
Celebrate World Honey Bee Day by learning about the importance of bees, their jobs in colonies, and role in your backyard and the world! Aug. 17, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm; Patapsco Valley State Park, Catonsville. More information.

Magic of Monarchs
Monarchs are…

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Birds, Marshes, and the Butterfly Effect: Paddling at Pohick Bay Regional Park

by Chloe Cullen August 15, 2019

Due to an unsuccessful sunscreen search in a service station and the winding drive from D.C. to Lorton, Virginia, I felt nervous about this bird-watching/kayaking adventure at Pohick Regional Park. Nervous in that first-timer readiness to just get there kind of way. Even when we reached the park, I worried we’d never find the group until we caught our guide, David, at the park’s welcome center. Before we reached the marina, I found…

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Marshy Point Park: Baltimore County’s Hidden Gem

by Julie Dieguez August 8, 2019

Take a jaunt down busy Eastern Boulevard in Baltimore County and less than three miles from one of the region's iconic drive-in theaters you’ll discover a hidden natural gem: the gorgeous woodlands and wetlands of Marshy Point Park & Nature Center.

Situated on the Upper Chesapeake Bay along Dundee and Saltpeter Creeks, not far from Gunpowder Falls State Park, Marshy Point Park encompasses over 400 acres, part of a larger 3000-acre preserve. Though its…

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Paddling in Paradise at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

by Saki August 2, 2019

9,765,772!  That's the population of the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area as of 2017. It’s pretty amazing that just 20 miles away from Washington, D.C. lies Jug Bay, a natural, serene paradise and one of the largest freshwater tidal systems on the East Coast.  At the heart of Jug Bay lies the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary.  Operated by the Anne Arundel County, Maryland Department of Recreation and Parks, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary consists of 1,700 acres of open…

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How to Canoe With Young Kids

by Kenny Fletcher July 25, 2019

Paddling a canoe can be an amazing time for a family with young kids. Canoes are roomy, comfortable, and relatively stable – yet still quiet and agile enough to get close to nature. When done right, it’s a great family bonding experience.

But going about it the wrong way can lead to cranky kids, frustrated parents, or even swamped boats.

Paddling as a family requires planning, patience, and picking the right time and place.…

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Find Your Chesapeake with the Chesapeake Roving Ranger in 2019!

by Michael Bowman by Kelsey Everett July 19, 2019

The Chesapeake Roving Ranger, the mobile visitor center for the Chesapeake Conservancy and National Park Service Chesapeake Bay, is back on the road for the 2019 season! Visitors to the Roving Ranger can collect two unique National Park passport stamps, pick up the new Chesapeake Bay Junior Ranger program, participate in an interpretive program, and learn all about the Chesapeake! 

Being the size of a delivery truck, the Ranger is hard to miss with…

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