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Event Calendar

All programs require registration unless otherwise noted.

SOLD OUT – Polliwogs (Weekly Program)

Tuesdays, January 11 to February 15 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Wednesdays, January 12 to February 16 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Polliwogs – Ages 2 to 5 with Adult. Discovering Nature is a lifelong journey. In this class, you and your little one will explore the natural world through hands-on activities., nature play, stories, and crafts. Non-mobile…

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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SOLD OUT – Polliwogs (Weekly Program)

Tuesdays, January 11 to February 15 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Wednesdays, January 12 to February 16 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Polliwogs – Ages 2 to 5 with Adult. Discovering Nature is a lifelong journey. In this class, you and your little one will explore the natural world through hands-on activities., nature play, stories, and crafts. Non-mobile…

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

Saturday, January 22 at 1 PM to 3 PM River Cane Vials – Adults, 18+. Southeastern Indigenous people created rigid containers made form sections of river cane. These were used for carrying oils, fish poison, needles, and other items needing a rigid container. We will use all stone tools to make these. $3 members /$5 non-members. Primitive Technology Center ADULTS…

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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SOLD OUT – Oh My Gourd!

Sunday, January 23 at 1 PM to 3 PM Oh My Gourd! – Ages 8+. Create a gourd house for wrens, chickadees and swallows. The gourds were grown in the Children’s Garden under the watchful eye of Ranger Anne. $5 members /$7 non members. BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$7
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Woodpeckers in Winter

Saturday, January 29 at 1 PM to 3 PM Woodpeckers in Winter – Ages 8+. We’ll take a walk in the woods to learn all about these “Master Carpenters” of the bird world and discover how they benefit many other woodland species by creating new habit. Bring binoculars if you have them. $2 members /$4 non-members. BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN…

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Woodchuck, the Weatherman

Sunday, January 30 at 10 AM to 11:30 AM Woodchuck, the Weatherman – All Ages. Can Punxsutawney Phil predict the weather? Learn some more fun facts about this amazing animal and go in search of his home. $2 members /$4 non-members. BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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C is for Conifer!

Saturday, February 5 at 1 PM to 3 PM C is for Conifer! – Ages 8+. Join us for a hike to learn about some of Cromwell’s “cone-bearing” trees. Afterwards, we’ll return to the Nature Center to do a little pinecone science, sip some pine needle tea, and eat pine nut cookies. $3 members /$4 non-members. BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN…

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Cabin Fever?

Sunday, February 6 at 1 PM to 3 PM Cabin Fever? – All Ages. Have cabin fever? We have the cure! Get plenty of Vitamin D and help ward off those winter blues while we hike on our trails. $2 members /$4 non-members. BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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The Great Backyard Bird Count

Saturday, February 12 at 10 AM to 2 PM The Great Backyard Bird Count-Ages 8+. Become a Citizen Scientist for a day as we collect data, look for birds, and discover ways to help our feathered friends. FREE! Donations Welcome. Reservations NOT required. NO REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT

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Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Valentine’s Heart Walk

Sunday, February 13 at 1 PM to 3 PM Valentine’s Heart Walk – All Ages. Love is all around! All you have to do is look for it. Let’s go for a hike and see how many heart-shaped objects we can find out in nature. Afterwards, we’ll return to the Nature Center for a sweet treat! Wear sturdy shoes and…

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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SOLD OUT – Full Maple Moon Night Hike

Friday, February 18 at 6 PM to 7:30 PM Full Maple Moon Night Hike – Ages 8+. Sap in the Sugar maples begins to rise this time of year and Native people would make sugar from it. Travel with a naturalist to find a sugar maple tree, tap it, and then head back to the Nature Center for maple flavored…

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Maple Sugaring Weekend

Saturday, February 19 AND Sunday, February 20 at 11 AM to 3 PM each day Maple Sugaring Weekend – All ages. Native people made sugar from the sap of our native maples. Join our Naturalists for ongoing cooking demonstrations, spile making, tree tapping, and sap boiling. Drop in program. FREE! Donations Welcome! Registration NOT Required.

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

Saturday, February 26 at 6 PM to 7:30 PM River Cane Arrows – Ages 14+. River Cane is essentially American Bamboo. Learn to straighten, cut fletching, and glue your own primitive arrow with sinew and hide glue. $3 members /$5 non-members. Primitive Technology Lab BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT Attendance: 15

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Antifreeze in the Natural World

Sunday, February 27 at 1 PM to 3 PM Antifreeze in the Natural World – All Ages. Where do Turtles go in the cold winter months? Join a Naturalist to discover what turtles, frogs and toads do to survive. $2 members /$4 non-members. BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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In case of inclement weather, the Nature Center and activities follow the Baltimore County Schools. Check at Public Schools for latest info on closing. If closing early, all evening activities at the Park are cancelled.