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Event Calendar

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CANCELED – Adult Garden Club

Tuesday evenings, April 7 to October 13 at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday mornings, April 16 to October 22 at 8:30 AM to 10 AM Adult Garden Club – Ages 18+. New this season: evening sessions! Do you enjoy gardening but don’t have the space or a deer-proof fence? Join like-minded green thumbs (or beginner brown thumbs) to grow vegetables, herbs and flowers…

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$50
Children’s Garden,

Tree-mendous Trees!

Week of July 4th – July 10th    Activities include making a leaf cup, leaf / bark rubbings and measuring a tree! STEP ONE: Watch THIS VIDEO on YouTube STEP TWO: Download and print these activity sheets: Top 10 Trees at CVP Leaf Cup Leaf Rubbing My Leaf STEP THREE: Come to CVP or try in your own backyard! (Photo by…

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Nature Quest Hike

Sunday, July 5 at 10 AM to 3 PM Nature Quest Hike - All ages. Explore the Park with your Wegmans Nature Quest booklet (or get one at the Nature Center) and hike to find the Quest Trail markers. Stop by the Nature Center after your self-guided tour to pick up your CVP sticker! FREE! Registration NOT required. Willow Grove…

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Geocaching at CVP

Learn how to geocash and find 3 caches

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Summer Adventure Trek

Saturday, July 11 10 AM to 3 PM Summer Adventure Trek – All Ages. Your adventure begins at the Nature Center. Stop by to get started on a self-guided journey, and then return to the Nature Center to pick up your prize. FREE! Registration NOT required. Willow Grove Nature Center

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Farm Friends

Find the live poultry, bring them salad greens or dig up earthworms to feed them and visit Grinchy, the opossum.

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Stream Stroll

Saturday, July 18 at 1 PM to 2 PM Stream Stroll – Ages 5+. Hidden springs, pools of fish, and insects hiding under rocks ~ Minebank Run is full of surprises that you can explore with our Park Naturalist. Bring a pair of waterproof shoes and wear clothes that can get wet. FREE! Registration NOT required. Willow Grove Nature Center…

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Hike into History

Pick up or download Sherwood history booklet and hike, visit historic Lime Kiln Bottom, make butter at home in a jar, make no-knead bread at home.

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Arthropod Adventures

Saturday, July 25 at 1 PM to 2 PM Arthropod Adventures - All Ages. Two, four, six, eight, ten legs! Join a Naturalist as we look around, under and over logs for our local insects and their many-legged arthropod relatives. FREE! Registration NOT required. Willow Grove Nature Center

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Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Let’s Go On a Nature Quest!

Week of August 1st – August 7th Nature Quest booklets available at the Willow Grove Nature Center. Watch this video for cool things to look for on a hike!

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Postponed – Adult Garden Club

Tuesday evenings, April 7 to October 13 at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday mornings, April 16 to October 22 at 8:30 AM to 10 AM Adult Garden Club – Ages 18+. New this season: evening sessions! Do you enjoy gardening but don’t have the space or a deer-proof fence? Join like-minded green thumbs (or beginner brown thumbs) to grow vegetables, herbs and flowers…

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$50
Children’s Garden,

POSTPONED – Children’s Garden Club

Saturdays, April 11 to October 17 at 9:30 AM to 11 AM Children’s Garden Club – Ages 5 to 13 with Adult. Grow vegetables, flowers, & herbs while exploring the natural world of our garden. Join us to play, learn, craft, eat tasty foods you grow yourself. We meet approximately twice per month in the Children’s Garden at Willow Grove…

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$50
Children’s Garden,

Water, Water Everywhere!

Week of August 8th – August 14th Bring a net or borrow one from the Willow Grove Nature Center and see what you can find in Minebank Run or ponds! Look for ochre in Minebank, find artesian wells and more!

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Insect Safari

Week of August 15th – August 21st Bring a net and capture container or borrow one from the Willow Grove Nature Center and look in different habitats (field and forest) or pick up a baby beetle pet from the Nature Center to take home! Go visit our bee hives and learn about honey. Photo by Randall Peck

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Birds of a Feather

Week of August 22nd – August 28th Bring or borrow binoculars from the Willow Grove Nature Center, go hiking in the morning and watch and listen for birds, play our bird scavenger hunt or bird bingo and build a bird craft at home.

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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