Saturday, February 15 – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Natural History Society of Maryland
6908 Belair Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21206

Learn how to grow native plants from seed – a great way to populate your garden with native plants without breaking the garden budget. Learn tips and techniques for seed starting both indoors and outside and requirements for germination. including the right seed starting media, and techniques ranging from simple sowing in the soil to scarifying and cold treating seeds. Take home native seeds to start your own plants. There is a fee for this workshop: NHSM Member $30, Non-Member $40. More information and register for this event here.

collected watershed

an art exhibit and lectures on the interconnectedness of our chesapeake bay watersheds

Art Exhibit: Tuesdays through Saturdays – 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The art exhibit will run through April 25.

Towson University Center for the Arts Chesapeake Bay
7700 Osler Dr.
Towson, MD 21204

This lyrical installation by nationally renowned environmental artist Stacy Levy will make visual the interconnectedness of local watersheds, mapping them onto the floor of the gallery by filling thousands of recycled glass jars with water from the corresponding streams and tributaries. Find out more about this exhibit here.

 Lecture: Thursday, February 13 – 6:30 p.m.
On the Chesapeake Bay

Towson University Center for the Arts
Art Lecture Hall, CA 2032

Biology Professors Susan Grensens and Sarah Haines discuss our “local watershed and its response to urbanization,” and “citizen science” on water quality and how its measurement attracts teachers to be interested in the health of the watershed. More information about this lecture here.


Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23 –  11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. each day

Willow Grove Nature Center Collecting sap from maple trees
2175 Cromwell Bridge Rd.
Parkville, MD 21234

Native people made sugar from the sap of our native maples. Join a Naturalist for this ongoing program to tap a tree, boil some sap and make a pancake. Free and fun for all ages. This is a drop in program and you don’t have to make reservations.

maple sugar weekends at oregon ridge park

February 22, 23, 29 & March 1 – 11:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.

Making maple syrupOregon Ridge Nature Center
13555 Beaver Dam Rd.
Cockeysville, MD 21230

Come on down to our Sugar Shack any time between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to learn the magic behind the fascinating process of making maple syrup! Take an invigorating hike to the sugar bush to tap a tree for sap. Then, taste maple syrup and sugar! • Hikes on the hour • Sugar on the snow demos at 12:30 and 3:45 p.m.  This event is free. Check out the flyer for more information, and what to do if you want to bring a group.