The Maryland Sierra Club seeks volunteers to remove invasive plants from Magruder Woods in Prince George’s County on Feb 21. The hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To learn more, contact Marc Imlay at email@example.com or (301) 283-0808.
The Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary and Visitors’ Center seeks volunteers to help with trail work on Feb 21. The hours are 10 a.m. to 2p.m. Participants should dress for the weather and wear clothes they don’t mind getting dirty. They should also wear sturdy boots and bring gloves. For more information, contact Karen Jarboe at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 888-1377.
The Irvine Nature Center will hold Maple Magic on Feb 21 and 22. The event will run 1 – 2:30 p.m. on both days. Visitors will learn how to identify maple trees, tap the trees, and make maple syrup. Admission costs $10.00 for a family of four (members) and $20.00 for a family of four (non-members). To learn more, contact Clare Ng at (443) 738-9220.
The Maryland Native Plant Society is offering a field trip to see Maryland’s biggest tree on Feb 21. The hours are 1 – 4 p.m. The giant tree is an American sycamore near the Potomac River in Dickerson Conservation Park in Montgomery County. There are other impressive trees in the area. Hiking boots are recommended and participants may want field guides, water and snacks. Online registration is required; the trip will be cancelled if it’s raining. To learn more, contact Ralph Buglass at email@example.com. To register, visit http://www.mdflora.org/event-1828712.
The Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary and Visitors’ Center is holding a talk, Buffalo Soldiers and Their Influence on Parks, on Feb 21. It will be held 2 – 3 p.m. Visitors will learn about the Buffalo Soldiers, who were some of the first park rangers in the U.S. To learn more, contact Karen Jarboe at (301) 888-1377 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue Water Baltimore seeks volunteers to prune trees on Feb 22 at the Clifton Park Golf Course. The hours are 12 – 3 p.m. Pruning trees helps reduce the risk of pests, disease, and storm damage. Work gloves, tools, and training will be provided, but BWB recommends bring winter gloves for layering. For more information, contact Katie Dix at email@example.com.
The Seneca Creek State Park is holding the Bluebird Nestbox Monitoring Workshop on Feb 22. The workshop has two parts. The first part, which runs 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., is about monitoring bluebird nest boxes. The second part, which runs 3 – 4 p.m., is about building a nest box of one’s own. The event is limited to 30 participants, and each nestbox costs $15.00 To learn more, contact Bethany Lillard at Bethany.Lillard@Maryland.gov or (301) 924-2127.
The Baltimore Green Forum is holding a talk, What Is Killing the Bees? What Can We Do About It?, on Feb 22 at the Maryland Presbyterian Church in Towson. The talk will run 4 – 5:30 p.m. and it will be followed by an hour long discussion. For more information, contact Sam Hopkins at (410) 554-0006 or firstname.lastname@example.org.