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Event Calendar

ALL PROGRAMS REQUIRE REGISTRATION UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

SOLD OUT – Polliwogs – Tuesdays

Tuesdays, April 20 to May 25 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Wednesdays, April 21 to May 26 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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$80
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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SOLD OUT – Polliwogs – Wednesdays

Tuesdays, April 20 to May 25 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Wednesdays, April 21 to May 26 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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$80
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Saturday Morning Bird Walk

Saturdays, March 27; April 3,10,17,24; May 1,8,22,29 at 8 AM to 10 AM Saturday Morning Bird Walks – Ages 14+. This spring join a Park Naturalist for an early morning bird walk. FREE! REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Meet at the sign at the Willow Grove Gravel Parking Lot.

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Scout Day – Stream Cleanup

Saturday, April 24 at 1 PM to 3 PM Scout Day ~ Stream Cleanup – Ages 5 to 11 with Adult. This program is for both Girl AND Boy Scouts. We’ll do our part this Earth Day to help clean our streams. Join a Naturalist as we comb our streams looking for trash and debris. Bring a pair of work…

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$5
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 2 to 4 PM on MARCH 13, 27; APRIL 10, 24 MAY 15, 29. Meet at the Sherwood House…

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Free
Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
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Wild Edible Spring Greens

Sunday, April 25 at 1PM to 3 PM Wild Edible Spring Greens - Ages 12+. Spring greens are a welcome tonic after a long winter. Learn to identify, harvest, and prepare the earliest wild edibles of the season. $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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Amazing Amphibians Night Hike

Friday, April 30 at 7 PM to 8:30 PM Amazing Amphibians Night Hike - Ages 8+. Join a Naturalist with a net and we will hear who is singing and see who is egg slinging! Wear sturdy boots/shoes that can get wet and bring a headlamp or flashlight! $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 Morning Bird Walk

Saturdays, March 27; April 3,10,17,24; May 1,8,22,29 at 8 AM to 10 AM Saturday Morning Bird Walks – Ages 14+. This spring join a Park Naturalist for an early morning bird walk. FREE! REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Meet at the sign at the Willow Grove Gravel Parking Lot.

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Earth Skills Weekend: Ancient Arts

Saturday, May 1 at 10 AM to 12 PM Earth Skills Weekend: Ancient Arts - All Ages. Join a Naturalist as we learn how to turn rocks into paint and clay into bowls and beads. Bring a white shirt or bandana 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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Earth Skills Weekend: The Atlatl

Saturday, May 1 at 1 PM to 3 PM Earth Skills Weekend: The Atlatl - Adults. Learn to make a simple atlatl from branches and one feathered dart to throw. Bring a non-serrated pocketknife if you have one. $3 members/ $5 non-members. Primitive Technology Lab

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$5
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 2 to 4 PM on MARCH 13, 27; (CANCELED APRIL 10), APRIL 24, MAY 1, MAY 15, 29. Meet…

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Free
Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
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Earth Skills Weekend: Primitive Weapons

Sunday, May 2 at 10 AM to 12 PM Earth Skills Weekend: Primitive Weapons - Adults. Join us as we learn the history, uses and forms of Primitive weapons like the Atlatl, Bow and Arrow, and Rabbit Sticks. $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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Earth Skills Weekend: Ancient Cooking Techniques

Sunday, May 2 at 1 PM to 3 PM Earth Skills Weekend: Ancient Cooking Techniques - All Ages. Bring your appetite as we learn about and cook on an ancient style comal and finish the program with a sweet treat from the Adobe 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 Morning Bird Walk

Saturdays, March 27; April 3,10,17,24; May 1,8,22,29 at 8 AM to 10 AM Saturday Morning Bird Walks – Ages 14+. This spring join a Park Naturalist for an early morning bird walk. FREE! REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Meet at the sign at the Willow Grove Gravel Parking Lot.

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Orioles – Neo-Tropical Migrants

Saturday, May 8 at 11 AM to 1 PM Orioles ~ Neo-Tropical Migrants – All ages. Bring binoculars and join a Naturalist to spot a nest, listen for their songs, and find out where they’ve been. $2 members/ $4 non-members. Nature Center z

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Tea for Two

Sunday, May 9 at 1 PM to 3 PM Tea for Two – Ages 8+. Spend Mother’s Day afternoon learning about the health benefits of natural teas, gathering local plants, and enjoying a hot cup of tea, then taking the cup home with you! $5 members /$7 non-members. Nature Center

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$7
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Drop in Gardening!

Saturday, May 15 at 9 AM to 12 PM Drop in Gardening! – Ages 13+ (with an Adult.) 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 REQUIRED. Children’s Garden

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Free
Children’s Garden,

Colonial Coffee

Saturday, May 15 at 1 PM to 3 PM Colonial Coffee – Ages 14+. In 1773 Americans dressed like Native Americans and threw chests of British tea into the Boston Harbor in protest of the Stamp Act. Ever since then Americans became coffee drinkers. Learn where coffee came from and how it was processed in 18th Century America. $3 members/…

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$5
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 2 to 4 PM on MARCH 13, 27; APRIL 10, 24 MAY 15, 29. Meet at the Sherwood House…

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Free
Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
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Faeries and Elves of the Forest

Sunday, May 16 at 1 PM to 3 PM Faeries and Elves of the Forest – Ages 3+. Welcome to the realm of the faeries! Make a wand and crown and then head into the forest to share in the magic. Come dressed in your faerie finery. $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 Walk

Saturdays, March 27; April 3,10,17,24; May 1,8,22,29 at 8 AM to 10 AM Saturday Morning Bird Walks – Ages 14+. This spring join a Park Naturalist for an early morning bird walk. FREE! REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Meet at the sign at the Willow Grove Gravel Parking Lot.

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Hike Through History

Saturday, May 22 at 1 PM to 3 PM Hike through History – Adults. Historic homes, hidden civic works projects, and mysterious grave sites. Discover the secrets hidden inside Cromwell Valley Park. Come prepared to walk! 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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Beaver Valley

Sunday, May 23 at 1 PM to 3 PM Beaver Valley – Ages 8+. Cromwell Valley has beavers from time to time. Join us at the Nature Center to learn how these animals shape the landscape, then hike with a Naturalist to see beaver cut trees. $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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Flower Moon Night Hike & Campfire

Friday, May 28 at 8 PM to 9:30 PM Flower Moon Night Hike & Campfire - Ages 8+. Join a Naturalist as we take a Moonlit stroll and then gather around the campfire for S’mores. Due to COVID-19 regulations – we will provide the roasting sticks but please BYOS (Bring your own S’mores). $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 Morning Bird Walk

Saturdays, March 27; April 3,10,17,24; May 1,8,22,29 at 8 AM to 10 AM Saturday Morning Bird Walks – Ages 14+. This spring join a Park Naturalist for an early morning bird walk. FREE! REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Meet at the sign at the Willow Grove Gravel Parking Lot.

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Cicada Crunch – WAITLIST ONLY

Saturday, May 29 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Cicada Crunch – Ages 5+. This brood of noisy insects is set to reappear after spending the last 17 years underground! Join a Naturalist and sample some delicious ways to enjoy these nuisance critters while also learning about the important role they play in our local food chains. $3 members/ $5…

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$5
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 2 to 4 PM on MARCH 13, 27; APRIL 10, 24 MAY 15, 29. Meet at the Sherwood House…

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Free
Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
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Frog Round Up

Sunday, May 30 at 11 AM to 12:30 PM Frog Round Up – Ages 8+. Wear your waterproof shoes or boots as we hike to Marble Springs. We’ll provide the nets and capture containers. After identifying our catch, we will release all critters back into the pond. $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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9 am to 4 pm

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.