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Event Calendar

ALL PROGRAMS REQUIRE REGISTRATION UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

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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SOLD OUT – 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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SOLD OUT – Earth Oven Pumpkin Pie

Sunday, November 14 at 1 PM to 3 PM Earth Oven Pumpkin Pie. Ages 5+. Pumpkins are a plenty this time of year! Why not make a pie and bake it in the Earth oven? Join a Naturalist as we learn about and eat this iconic Thanksgiving Day staple. $4 members /$6 non-members. Nature Center BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST…

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$6
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Beaver Moon Hike

Friday, November 19 at 7 PM to 8:30 PM Beaver Moon Hike – Ages 8+. Join a Naturalist to learn how the beaver builds its home and then hike to find signs of these resident rodents. $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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SOLD OUT – Let’s Talk Turkey

Saturday, November 20 at 10 AM to 11:30 AM Let’s Talk Turkey - All Ages. Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be our national symbol. Meet our turkeys and learn what makes them special. $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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Fort Garrison Frontier

Sunday, November 21 at 12 PM to 1 PM Fort Garrison Frontier Ages 10+. The fort was built on the Maryland frontier in 1693. Meet the Rangers and find out how they lived and what they ate. Don’t miss this once a year event! Reservations required. Directions will be given at time of registration. Frontier presentation will be outside, dress…

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$20

Black Friday Night Hike

Friday, November 26 at 7 PM to 8:30 PM Black Friday Night Hike – Ages 8+. Skip the crowds at the mall on this busiest shopping day of the season and enjoy a night hike with a Naturalist that ends around the campfire with S’mores. (Due to COVID: BYOS, Bring Your Own S’more fixings. We will provide the sticks and…

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Debris Shelters

Saturday, November 27 at 1 PM to 3 PM Debris Shelters – All Ages! Bring your family and make a shelter from branches, leaves, and other forest finds! $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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SOLD OUT – Goodnight Groundhog

Sunday, November 28 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Goodnight Groundhog - All Ages. The woodchuck is a remarkable animal and has to put on fat for the winter. Join us to learn about them and search for their burrow. $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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9 am to 2 pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

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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.