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Event Calendar

ALL PROGRAMS REQUIRE REGISTRATION UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

SOLD OUT – Monarch Madness

Sunday, September 26 at 10 AM to 11:30 AM Monarch Madness – All Ages. Join a Naturalist to learn about and tag this tropical butterfly that migrates! $3 members /$5 non-members. Nature Center BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Trail Guide Volunteer Training!

Wednesday, Sept. 29, Thursday, Sept. 30 & Friday, Oct. 1 at 10 AM to 1 PM Trail Guide Volunteer Training! - Adults. We are looking for volunteers to help teach about nature! We will meet on 9/29 at Marshy Point Nature Center, 9/30 at Cromwell Valley Park and 10/1 at Fort McHenry. Trail Guide Volunteers assist with programs, special events…

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$5
Marshy Point, 7130 Marshy Point Rd
Baltimore, MD 21220 United States
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Trail Guide Volunteer Training!

Wednesday, Sept. 29, Thursday, Sept. 30 & Friday, Oct. 1 at 10 AM to 1 PM Trail Guide Volunteer Training! - Adults. We are looking for volunteers to help teach about nature! We will meet on 9/29 at Marshy Point Nature Center, 9/30 at Cromwell Valley Park and 10/1 at Fort McHenry. Trail Guide Volunteers assist with programs, special events…

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Trail Guide Volunteer Training!

Wednesday, Sept. 29, Thursday, Sept. 30 & Friday, Oct. 1 at 10 AM to 1 PM Trail Guide Volunteer Training! - Adults. We are looking for volunteers to help teach about nature! We will meet on 9/29 at Marshy Point Nature Center, 9/30 at Cromwell Valley Park and 10/1 at Fort McHenry. Trail Guide Volunteers assist with programs, special events…

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$5
Fort McHenry, 2400 E Fort Ave
Baltimore, MD 21230 United States
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Saturday Bird Walk

Saturdays, Starting September 25 through November 13 at 8 AM to 10 AM Saturday Morning Bird Walks – Ages 14+. This fall join a Park Naturalist on Saturdays for an early morning bird walk. Registration required. Meet in the Willow Grove Parking Lot. REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. $2 Donation Requested to Reserve your Space

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Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Corn Cob Jelly

Saturday, October 2 at 1 PM to 3 PM Corn Cob Jelly – Ages 8+. Corncobs transform into an “a-MAIZE-ing” sweet, golden-colored jelly that’s delicious on your morning toast, waffles, or with savory dishes. While it may sound like a strange idea, this jelly dates back to the 1880s and is another wonderfully inventive way our ancestors used up scraps…

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$6
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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How ‘bout Them Apples!

Sunday, October 3 at 1 PM to 3 PM 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 BOTH ADULTS AND…

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Saturday Bird Walk

Saturdays, Starting September 25 through November 13 at 8 AM to 10 AM Saturday Morning Bird Walks – Ages 14+. This fall join a Park Naturalist on Saturdays for an early morning bird walk. Registration required. Meet in the Willow Grove Parking Lot. REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. $2 Donation Requested to Reserve your Space

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Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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I’m Lichen it! Let’s Go Lichen Peeping!

Saturday, October 9 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM I’m Lichen it! Let’s Go Lichen Peeping! – Ages 8+. Check out the lichen up close and learn about the relationships these weird but wonderful organisms have with some of our plants and animals in the park. $2 members /$4 non-members. Nature Center BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS…

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Apples in the Oven

Sunday, October 10 at 1 PM to 3 PM Apples in the Oven – Ages 10+. Apples were and are the long keeper fruit. Join a Naturalist to learn about John Chapman, THE Johnny Appleseed. Then roll up your sleeves and roll out the dough to make an apple tart in our Earth oven. $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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Saturday Bird Walk

Saturdays, Starting September 25 through November 13 at 8 AM to 10 AM Saturday Morning Bird Walks – Ages 14+. This fall join a Park Naturalist on Saturdays for an early morning bird walk. Registration required. Meet in the Willow Grove Parking Lot. REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. $2 Donation Requested to Reserve your Space

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

Saturday, October 16 at 1 PM to 3 PM Primitive Cooking Ages 14+. No grill? No problem. Learn how to make a primitive greenwood grill and how to cook in clay pots. $4 members /$6 non-members. Primitive Technology Lab BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$6
Primitive Technology Lab at Willow Grove, 2176 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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Volunteer! Habitat Restoration Team Weed Warrior Day

Habitat Restoration Team - Weed Warrior Days! We will remove invasive plants from the Park and plant/seed natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors. Saturdays from 2PM TO 4PM on SEPTEMBER 18, OCTOBER 16, OCTOBER 30, NOVEMBER 13, NOVEMBER 27, DECEMBER 4, DECEMBER 18 Meet…

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Free
Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
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SOLD OUT – Fall Foliage Hike

Sunday, October 17 at 10 AM to 12 PM Fall Foliage Hike – Ages 5+. Reds, yellows, and oranges~ the colors of autumn! Join us for a hike to learn about your favorite leaves then make a leaf earth window craft with the prettiest leaves you find! $2 members /$4 non-members. Nature Center BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR…

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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SOLD OUT – Spooky Story Campfire

Friday, October 22 at 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Spooky Story Campfire - 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 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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Saturday Bird Walk

Saturdays, Starting September 25 through November 13 at 8 AM to 10 AM Saturday Morning Bird Walks – Ages 14+. This fall join a Park Naturalist on Saturdays for an early morning bird walk. Registration required. Meet in the Willow Grove Parking Lot. REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. $2 Donation Requested to Reserve your Space

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Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Drop in Gardening!

Saturday, October 23 at 9 AM to 12 PM Drop in Gardening! - Individuals/Families ages 13+. Volunteers join us for a morning in the garden. We provide direction, gloves, tools and water. You bring a hat, sunscreen and a little energy. FREE! Registration NOT required. Children’s Garden REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT

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Free
Children’s Garden,

Doe, a Deer, a Female Deer

Saturday, October 23 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Doe, a Deer, a Female Deer – All Ages. Join a Naturalist as we look for signs of deer around the Park then head back to the Nature Center to make a deer craft. $2 members /$4 non-members. Nature Center 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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Nature Quest Fest at Lake Roland

Sunday, October 24 at 12 PM to 2 PM 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…

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$5
Lake Roland, 1000 Lakeside Dr
Baltimore, MD 21210 United States
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Saturday Bird Walk

Saturdays, Starting September 25 through November 13 at 8 AM to 10 AM Saturday Morning Bird Walks – Ages 14+. This fall join a Park Naturalist on Saturdays for an early morning bird walk. Registration required. Meet in the Willow Grove Parking Lot. REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. $2 Donation Requested to Reserve your Space

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Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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SOLD OUT – Wizards, Wands & Broomsticks!

Saturday, October 30 at 1 PM to 3 PM Wizards, Wands & Broomsticks! – Ages 6 to 13 with adult. Make your own magical sedge broomstick and decorated stick wand. Please do not bring siblings younger than 6 years of age. Parent/Guardian must be an active participant, $2 members /$3 non-members. Nature Center BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR…

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$3
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Volunteer! Habitat Restoration Team Weed Warrior Day

Habitat Restoration Team - Weed Warrior Days! We will remove invasive plants from the Park and plant/seed natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors. Saturdays from 2PM TO 4PM on SEPTEMBER 18, OCTOBER 16, OCTOBER 30, NOVEMBER 13, NOVEMBER 27, DECEMBER 4, DECEMBER 18 Meet…

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Free
Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
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Self- Guided Halloween Treat Trek

Sunday, October 31 at 11 AM to 3 PM 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 BOTH ADULTS…

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

Saturdays, Starting September 25 through November 13 at 8 AM to 10 AM Saturday Morning Bird Walks – Ages 14+. This fall join a Park Naturalist on Saturdays for an early morning bird walk. Registration required. Meet in the Willow Grove Parking Lot. REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. $2 Donation Requested to Reserve your Space

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

Saturday, November 6 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Friction Fire– Ages 13+. Humans are the only animals on the planet that make fire & cook. Learn how to make a friction fire using natural materials. $2 members /$3 non-members. Primitive Technology Lab BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$3
Primitive Technology Lab at Willow Grove, 2176 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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Scout Day: Orienteering at Cromwell

Sunday, November 7 at 1 PM to 3 PM Scout Day: Orienteering at Cromwell – Ages 5 to 11 with Adult. You’ll learn how to navigate the woods and meadows of Cromwell with a compass by using our Eagle Scout orienteering map. Bring your own compass with you and wear sturdy shoes. This program is for both Girl and Boy…

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Project Feeder Watch Training

Wednesday, November 10 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM 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. FREE! Reservations are NOT required. Nature Center REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT Attendance:…

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

Saturdays, Starting September 25 through November 13 at 8 AM to 10 AM Saturday Morning Bird Walks – Ages 14+. This fall join a Park Naturalist on Saturdays for an early morning bird walk. Registration required. Meet in the Willow Grove Parking Lot. REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. $2 Donation Requested to Reserve your Space

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Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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L.B.J’s- “Little Brown Jobs”

Saturday, November 13 at 1 PM to 3 PM 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 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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Volunteer! Habitat Restoration Team Weed Warrior Day

Habitat Restoration Team - Weed Warrior Days! We will remove invasive plants from the Park and plant/seed natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors. Saturdays from 2PM TO 4PM on SEPTEMBER 18, OCTOBER 16, OCTOBER 30, NOVEMBER 13, NOVEMBER 27, DECEMBER 4, DECEMBER 18 Meet…

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Free
Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, 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.