Programming at the Maryland Naturalist Center

This Summer at the Natural History Society of Maryland Naturalist Center

Enjoy Sunday afternoons of fun, hands-on activities and exploration designed for families exploring Maryland’s nature and for anyone eager to learn more about the nature around them. The programs at the Naturalist Center, located at 6908 Belair Road, begin August 9th and will be held every 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month with a separate nature theme each weekend. Programs are free and open to the public. Topics will range from the earth to the sky; from wildlife to plants; from the ancient to the new. Some examples are migration, astronomy, minerals and rocks, and the life in a stream. Activities are planned from 1-4pm – drop in anytime within those hours. More details on each ‘Nature Connection’, such as guest speakers and activities, will be posted on our webpage at and on the Natural History Society of Maryland Facebook and Meetup pages. The Natural History Society is excited to offer these programs to educate and entertain our neighbors in the community, and to showcase the valuable collections and talented professionals at the center. We look forward to connecting with you at an upcoming ‘Nature Connection’.

Nature Connections: Night Songs – Singing Insects.
August 9th. 1-4pm.
Summer evenings have a background symphony of trills, chirps, and buzzes. Explore with us the world of singing insects: grasshoppers, crickets, and katydids. Find out how and why they make their songs. And we’ll make music of our own! Musicians will accompany us for an afternoon of singing insect discovery and activities.

Nature Connections: Mysterious Bats and Caves
August 23, 2015, 1:00-4:00pm
As dusk falls, tiny flying shapes catch our eye: bats sweep and swoop through the sky. These winged wonders lead fascinating lives: sleeping upside down by day, eating thousands of mosquitos by night, and using echolocation to navigate their way. Explore their unique characteristics and habitats: learn to celebrate bats, rather than fear them. Discover the underground world of caves and their inhabitants.