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Event Calendar

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Autumn’s Insect Symphony Night Hike

Ages 8+. Let’s celebrate autumn by heading out on a night hike to find and identify those musicians that chirp, click, zip, buzz and rattle from the meadows and trees all around us. Bring your flashlight and some patience as we investigate these insects up close. $2 members /$4 non-members. Nature Center

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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It’s a Bomb! ~ A Seed Bomb

Ages 8+. Join a Naturalist as we have an EXPLOSIVE good time making seed bombs out of clay with native seeds. Be careful throwing these “bombs” in your garden, they may explode into beautiful native flowers! $3 members /$5 non-members. Nature Center

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Animal Encounter: Meet Quacky and Webster!

All Ages.  You’ll have a QUACKtastic time meeting the Nature Center’s dynamic ducky duo! $2 members /$4 non-members. Nature Center

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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How ‘bout them Apples!

Ages 8+. Join a Naturalist as we look at the Appalachian art form of making apple heads, corn husk dolls, and learning how important apples were to the Sherwood Farm! Bring your own paring knife with you. $3 members /$5 non-members. Nature Center

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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A Walk in the Park

Ages 5+. Enjoy the crisp fall air and join a Naturalist as we hike to their favorite spot in the Park. Wear sturdy shoes. $2 members /$4 non-members. Nature Center

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Hike to the Balancing Reservoir

Adults Only. Join a Naturalist as we hike to the north eastern edge of the park to find out how the flow of water was controlled and managed from Loch Raven Dam to Baltimore’s water treatment plant at Lake Montebello. Wear sturdy shoes. $2 members / $4 non-members. Nature Center

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Habitat Restoration Team – Weed Warrior Days!

We remove invasive plants from the Park and in warmer weather, plant natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors: Saturdays from 2 PM to 4 PM ~ September 5, 26; October 10, 24; November 14, 21. Meet at the Sherwood House Parking Lot. Reservations NOT…

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Free
Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
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Doe, a Deer!

Ages 5+. There are many deer that call Cromwell Valley Park their home. Join a Naturalist as we hike in the forest to identify the signs of the deer that live here. Wear sturdy shoes. $2 members /$4 non-members.  Nature Center

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Saturday Morning Bird Walks

Spend your weekends this Fall at CVP! Songbird migration will be in full swing & we will be watching the skies for migrating hawks, as well. Dust off your binoculars & put on those hiking shoes to enjoy one of the PREMIERE MIGRATION SITES ON THE EAST COAST. Registration is required for each session and walks are limited to 10…

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Free
Willow Grove Parking Lot,

Paint a Pumpkin

All Ages.  Choose a pumpkin to decorate from our “pumpkin patch”. $3 members PER PUMPKIN /$5 non-members PER PUMPKIN. Nature Center

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Nature Quest Fest at Lake Roland

All Ages. Complete at least 5 trails in your Nature Quest Passport to receive free admission to this exciting event. Activities include canoeing, dam tours, live animals, and more! Pick up your Quest Passport at Wegmans grocery stores and our Nature Center. $5 per person, or FREE with Quest course completion. Reservations NOT required. Lake Roland

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$5
Lake Roland, 1000 Lakeside Dr
Baltimore, MD 21210 United States
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Spooky Stories at the Hawk Watch Campfire Ring

Ages 8+. Swap spine-tingling tales around the campfire ring. Bring a flashlight with you and a (not too) scary story to share! $2 members /$4 non-members. Nature Center

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Saturday Morning Bird Walks

Spend your weekends this Fall at CVP! Songbird migration will be in full swing & we will be watching the skies for migrating hawks, as well. Dust off your binoculars & put on those hiking shoes to enjoy one of the PREMIERE MIGRATION SITES ON THE EAST COAST. Registration is required for each session and walks are limited to 10…

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Free
Willow Grove Parking Lot,

Leaf Peepin’

All Ages. Join a Naturalist on a hike around the Nature Center to identify the leaves here at Cromwell Valley Park. $2 members /$4 non-members. Nature Center

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Habitat Restoration Team – Weed Warrior Days!

We remove invasive plants from the Park and in warmer weather, plant natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors: Saturdays from 2 PM to 4 PM ~ September 5, 26; October 10, 24; November 14, 21. Meet at the Sherwood House Parking Lot. Reservations NOT…

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Free
Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
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We’re all Nuts!

Ages 8+. Help us do the walnut stomp to make walnut ink to use in your own feathered pen. Bring your own paring or exacto knife with you. ** For those with NUT ALLERGIES, we WILL be handling walnuts.** $2 members /$4 non-members. Nature Center

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Saturday Morning Bird Walks

Spend your weekends this Fall at CVP! Songbird migration will be in full swing & we will be watching the skies for migrating hawks, as well. Dust off your binoculars & put on those hiking shoes to enjoy one of the PREMIERE MIGRATION SITES ON THE EAST COAST. Registration is required for each session and walks are limited to 10…

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Free
Willow Grove Parking Lot,

Self- Guided Halloween Treat Trek

All Ages. Bring your whole family to the Nature Center, where your adventure begins! Follow clues on this self-guided journey and then return to the center for a treat. Be sure to wear your favorite Halloween costume! $2 members /$4 non-members. Nature Center

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Animal Antics: Disguises and Tricks

Animal Antics: Disguises and Tricks - All Ages. Join a Naturalist to find out what predators do to trick their prey and what prey do to trick their predators. $2 members /$4 non-members. Nature Center

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Saturday Morning Bird Walks

Spend your weekends this Fall at CVP! Songbird migration will be in full swing & we will be watching the skies for migrating hawks, as well. Dust off your binoculars & put on those hiking shoes to enjoy one of the PREMIERE MIGRATION SITES ON THE EAST COAST. Registration is required for each session and walks are limited to 10…

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Free
Willow Grove Parking Lot,

Marsupial Madness

All Ages. Come meet our resident Opossum, “Grinchy” and find out why he got that name! $2 members /$4 non-members. Nature Center

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Tree of Life

Ages 5+. Join a Naturalist as we explore inside and under fallen trees to see what creatures live there! $2 members /$4 non-members.  Nature Center

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Project Feeder Watch Training

Adults. Count birds for science, but first, attend this training to learn how!  After the training, we will meet weekly at the Nature Center on Wednesdays and Thursdays for your 1-hour shift starting 11/18 and ending 4/8. Dress for the weather, training will take place outside. FREE! Reservations NOT required Nature Center

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Saturday Morning Bird Walks

Spend your weekends this Fall at CVP! Songbird migration will be in full swing & we will be watching the skies for migrating hawks, as well. Dust off your binoculars & put on those hiking shoes to enjoy one of the PREMIERE MIGRATION SITES ON THE EAST COAST. Registration is required for each session and walks are limited to 10…

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Free
Willow Grove Parking Lot,

L.B.J’s- “Little Brown Jobs”

Adults.  “Little Brown Jobs,” otherwise known as Sparrows, finches, and wrens, migrate and remain active in the fall. We’ll learn about their behavior and search for them in the Park. $2 members /$4 non-members. Nature Center

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Habitat Restoration Team – Weed Warrior Days!

We remove invasive plants from the Park and in warmer weather, plant natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors: Saturdays from 2 PM to 4 PM ~ September 5, 26; October 10, 24; November 14, 21. Meet at the Sherwood House Parking Lot. Reservations NOT…

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Free
Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
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Orienteering at Cromwell

Ages 8+. The art of navigating with a compass!  You’ll learn how to navigate the woods and meadows of Cromwell using our Eagle Scout orienteering map. Bring your own compass with you and wear sturdy shoes. $2 members /$4 non-members. Nature Center

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Saturday Morning Bird Walks

Spend your weekends this Fall at CVP! Songbird migration will be in full swing & we will be watching the skies for migrating hawks, as well. Dust off your binoculars & put on those hiking shoes to enjoy one of the PREMIERE MIGRATION SITES ON THE EAST COAST. Registration is required for each session and walks are limited to 10…

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Free
Willow Grove Parking Lot,

Let’s Talk Turkey

All Ages. Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be our national symbol. Meet our turkeys- “Gravy, Tater, and Drumstick” and learn what makes them special. $2 members /$4 non-members. Nature Center

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Habitat Restoration Team – Weed Warrior Days!

We remove invasive plants from the Park and in warmer weather, plant natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors: Saturdays from 2 PM to 4 PM ~ September 5, 26; October 10, 24; November 14, 21. Meet at the Sherwood House Parking Lot. Reservations NOT…

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Free
Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
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Monthly Calendar

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