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Event Calendar

ALL PROGRAMS REQUIRE REGISTRATION UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

Happy Birthday Martin Luther King!

The Nature Center and Park Office will be closed, but the Park will be open for this Baltimore County holiday.

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Bear Necessities

Ages 4 to 10 with Adult. Black bears have been found throughout North America. Do we have bears in Maryland? We sure do! Find out where they can be found, what they do during the winter, and how they survive. You’ll also go home with your BEAR-y own craft! Parent must attend program with their child. $2 members /$4 non-members.…

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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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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Creatures of the Night Hike

Ages 8+. From Owls to Opossums, learn about our amazing nocturnal animals and their adaptations they possess to roam the nighttime landscape. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather!  $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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Calling all Conifers!

All Ages. Join a Naturalist as we hike to identify conifers then create a cone craft! $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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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 ~ December 5, 19; January 9, 30; February 13, 27. 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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Woodchuck, Groundhog, Whistle Pig, Pasture Poodle, Land Beaver, or Punxsutawney Phil

Ages 8+. They’re all the same mysterious animal. Learn about the woodchuck, search for a burrow, and predict if we will have 6 more weeks of winter or an early spring. $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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Animal Tracks & Clues

Ages 8+. Learn the art of reading clues left behind by animals. We’ll hike in the park and try to figure out what animals have been up to and where they might be. Let’s see if we can solve the mystery! $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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Winter Entomology

Ages 8+. Join a Naturalist as we see how freezing temperatures effect the insects that live in our streams. Wear shoes that can get wet and dress for the weather!  $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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Love Birds?

All Ages. Did you know people of all ages are counting birds all around the world for the Great Backyard Bird Count? Come join in on the annual bird-watchers tradition. We’ll take a hike through our park and count birds along the way!  $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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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 ~ December 5, 19; January 9, 30; February 13, 27. 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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Who Doesn’t LOVE Scat?

Ages 2 to 10 with Adult. Animal droppings come in all shapes and sizes. Become Scat Detectives and track the scat around the park. We will find out just who is leaving their droppings behind and what they’ve been eating. Don’t be a party pooper, join us and make your own edible scat to take home. Parent must attend program…

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Happy President’s Day!

The Nature Center and Park Office will be closed, but the Park will be open for this Baltimore County holiday.

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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. Reservations NOT required. Drop in program. FREE!

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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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. Reservations NOT required. Drop in program. FREE!

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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SOLD OUT – Frozen Solid Night Hike

Ages 8+. Let’s go outside and explore the world of cold temperatures during this Snow Moon. $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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Oh My Gourd!

Ages 8+. Picasso’s, Rembrandts, and Michelangelo’s unite! Our gourds that were grown in the Children’s Garden have all been cut into bowls and are ready for you to decorate!  $5 members /$7 non-members. BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$7
Primitive Technology Lab at Willow Grove, 2176 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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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 ~ December 5, 19; January 9, 30; February 13, 27. 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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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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Monthly Calendar

View our monthly calendar of events here.