The Adkins Arboretum is offering a bird migration walk on Sep 13. The hours are 8 – 10 a.m. Naturalist Wayne Bell will guide visitors to scout for lingering summer residents and early fall migrants. He will point out the young birds preparing to make their first migration. To learn more, call (410) 634-2846 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fair Hill NRMA in Elkton seeks volunteers for a trail work day on Sep 13. The hours are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The park has 80+ miles of trails and some of them need attention. Volunteers should wear clothing suitable for working outdoors, plus gloves and sturdy boots. Participants should also bring water, snacks, and bug repellent. For more information, contact Steve Youngkin at (410) 398-1246 or email@example.com.
The Sierra Club seeks volunteers for a stream cleanup at Dorsey Run in Jessup on Sep 13. The hours are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Volunteers will be pulling tires and other trash out of the stream. Participants should bring their own work gloves and drinks and wear sturdy shoes that can get wet. A shovel or garden hoe may be useful for dislodging embedded tires. Free tee-shirts for the first 25 people who sign up. To learn more, contact Sue Muller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sierra Club is offering a tour of the Piscataway Wastewater Treatment Plant in Accoceek on Sep 13. The hours are 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Visitors will learn where wastewater goes, how it is treated, and the challenges in handling it. For more information, contact Barbara Sollner-Webb at email@example.com or (301) 604-5619.
The Adkins Arboretum is holding a Native Plant Fall Nursery Open House on Sep 13 and 14. Saturday’s hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday’s hours will be 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors will be able to tour the nursery and its gardens, buy plants, and learn about rain barrels and propagation. To learn more, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (410) 634-2847 ext 0.
The Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary and Visitors’ Center in Upper Marlboro is offering a Monarchs and Milkweed Walk on Sep 13. It will run 2 – 3 p.m. A naturalist will talk about the monarch butterfly’s migration and show the park’s “Monarch Waystations” full of milkweed and nectar-rich plants to feed the butterflies during their arduous journey. The naturalist will also look for caterpillars and adult butterflies. To learn more, contact Karen Jarboe at email@example.com or (301) 888-1377.
The Pocomoke River State Park is offering a guided evening paddle on Sep 13. The hours will be 6 – 8 p.m. Participants will enjoy canoeing and kayaking on the Pocomoke and listening to a naturalist explain the River’s importance to the region’s history. Canoes and tandem kayaks cost $20.00, single kayaks cost $15.00, and bringing one’s own boat costs $5.00. For more information, contact Matthew Wirth at firstname.lastname@example.org or (410) 632-2566.