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    NHSM Nature Connections: Migration – Birds, Butterflies, and Buteos

    Hi Chesapeake Network!

    Please join the Natural History Society for our free Nature Connections program on migration on Sunday November 12 from 1pm to 3pm! We have some pretty amazing guest experts joining us this day. Kathleen Woods, from the Phoenix Wildlife Center, and some of her amazing staff are going to bring in a live bird and will be talking about the migration of songbirds, butterflies, and hawks. She will be leading a presentation at 1:15pm.

    Lindsey Jacks, from Lights Out Baltimore will also join us to talk about the amazing work her organization does to make Baltimore safe for migratory birds.

    The event is from 1pm to 3pm. Feel free to stay the entire time or just jump in for a few minutes! This will be a really fun event devoted to some of our migratory species and you will learn about what you can do to help them out in their journeys!

    PARKING INFORMATION: Our parking lot has been renovated with a stormwater management system, with native landscaping. It’s beautiful!, but we have fewer parking spots. Click here for information, directions, and maps to alternative over-flow parking. Once parked, come to the double glass doors at the top of the ramp and stairs.

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    NHSM Nature Connections: Pesky Critters

    Hi Chesapeake Network!

    Everyone knows that when it comes to critters, our relationship with them…is…well…complicated. We can’t live with them, we can’t live without them. Come join NHSM for a Nature Connections program all about pesky critters. Come hear some crazy animal control stories, learn how we can live more harmoniously with our wild kin, and even hear about what the city is doing to better manage some of the problems related to pesky wildlife from deer to invasive plants. This is a FREE (!!!!) program going on from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Feel free to stay the entire time or just stop in for a few minutes.

    Keep the pesky critter ball rolling and join NHSM for a lecture specifically about deer damage on Wednesday November 8 at 7pm (cost: $10 per person).

    PARKING INFORMATION: Our parking lot has been renovated with a stormwater management system, with native landscaping. It’s beautiful!, but we have fewer parking spots. Click here for information, directions, and maps to alternative over-flow parking. Once parked, come to the double glass doors at the top of the ramp and stairs.

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    Keep the Natural History Society of Maryland going! Please consider donating and becoming a member of NHSM. Find out more here: http://marylandnature.org/support-maryland-nature/

     

    Jillie Drutz

    Natural History Society of Maryland

    jadrutz@gmail.com

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    NHSM Recovering from Deer Damage Lecture with Eugene Meyer

    Hi Chesapeake Network!

    Please join the Natural History Society of Maryland on Wednesday November 8 at 7pm for the lecture:“Recovering from Deer Damage: What is Most Important to You–Fewer Ticks? Less Deer-Related Car Accidents? Improving Habitats?” with Eugene Meyer.

    In recent history, deer populations have increased to extremely high levels ultimately also increasing the amount of damage they can cause to humans and to healthy ecosystems. From dispersing lyme-disease ridden ticks to chomping on garden plants to harming forests, butterflies, and lizards, deer populations can have broad impacts. Eugene Meyer, a recently retired professor of Loyola University, will be talking about these impacts, how they make sense in light of key aspects of deer ecology and human natural history, and solutions being tested around the United States.

    Cost: $10 per person. You can either pay in cash at the event or prepay by following the link below.

    http://marylandnature.org/events/

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    PARKING INFORMATION: Our parking lot has been renovated with a stormwater management system, with native landscaping. It’s beautiful!, but we have fewer parking spots. Click here for information, directions, and maps to alternative over-flow parking. Once parked, come to the double glass doors at the top of the ramp and stairs.

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    Keep the Natural History Society of Maryland going! Please consider donating and becoming a member of NHSM. Find out more here: http://marylandnature.org/support-maryland-nature/

    Jillie Drutz

    Natural History Society of Maryland

    jadrutz@gmail.com

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    Natural History Society of MD: Baltimore Bats WALK with Ela-Sita Carpenter

    To supplement a spoooooky and fascinating lecture on bats, Baltimore native, Ms. Ela-Sita Carpenter, a PhD student at the University of Missouri, will also be leading a bat walk in one of Baltimore’s parks! We will be using bat detectors to record bats as they fly by! We are so lucky to have this bat expert with us and you don’t want to miss this adventurous evening! Stay tuned for the time and location!

    Note: Ela-Sita’s lecture will be held on Wednesday October 18 at 7pm. Her Bat walk will be held on Saturday October 21 (time and location TBD)

    Cost: $10 per person. You can either pay in cash at the event or prepay by following the link below.

    http://marylandnature.org/events/

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    Natural History Society of MD: Baltimore Bats LECTURE with Ela-Sita Carpenter

    Get ready for Halloween and come learn all about one of the spookiest animals, BATS! Even more than being spooky, bats are actually one of the most fascinating and beneficial animals! And in Baltimore, they are one of the least studied, which is why we are so lucky to have Baltimore native, Ms. Ela-Sita Carpenter, a PhD student at the University of Missouri, coming to talk about the research she is currently doing on bats of Baltimore for the Baltimore Ecosystem Study. She studies the factors that can predict what species are present in Baltimore. She will show us how beneficial bats are and what we can do to help them! Please join us at the Natural History Society of Maryland at 6908 Belair Road on Wednesday October 18, 2017 at 7pm.

    Note: Ela-Sita will also be leading a bat walk in one of Baltimore’s parks on Saturday October 21 in the evening (time and location TBD).

    Cost: $10 per person. You can either pay in cash at the event or prepay by following the link below.

    http://marylandnature.org/events/

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    NHSM Nature Connections: National Fossil Day

    Hi Chesapeake Network!

    Join us to learn all about fossils in celebration of National Fossil Day 2017 on Sunday October 15. This is a FREE program going on from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Feel free to stay the entire time or just stop in for a few minutes. Some local fossil collectors and experts will be in showing off their amazing fossil collections. Learn about how fossils are created and found and you might even be able to take some fossils home with you. And come and be the first ones to check out the Natural History Society’s newly acquired megaladaon shark jaws!

    Note: This program is a continuation of our celebration of National Fossil Day that will follow our fossil lecture night with Dr. Stephen Godfrey from the Calvert Marine Museum on Wednesday October 15 which you can register for at http://marylandnature.org/events/.

    PARKING INFORMATION: Our parking lot has been renovated with a stormwater management system, with native landscaping. It’s beautiful!, but we have fewer parking spots. Click here for information, directions, and maps to alternative over-flow parking. Once parked, come to the double glass doors at the top of the ramp and stairs.

    Thank you so much and hope to see you all there!

    Jillie at NHSM

    Jillie Drutz**Natural History Society of Maryland**jadrutz@gmail.com

     

     

     

     

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    National Fossil Day at the Natural History Society of Maryland

    Hi Chesapeake Network!

    What do dinosaurs and space exploration have in common? Interested in a whale of a dinosaur? Celebrate National Fossil day with the Natural History Society of Maryland and find out! Join us for a fossil filled evening. Come explore some of the fossils from our collections with some local experts and enjoy a wonderful presentation by Dr. Stephen J. Godfrey from the Calvert Marine Museum who will be talking about some very cool local dinosaur discoveries!

    Cost: $10 per person. You can either pay in cash at the event or prepay by following the link below.

    http://marylandnature.org/events/

    If you don’t see the event you are looking for, please hover your cursor over the image until the vertical scroll bar appears on the right hand side.

    PARKING INFORMATION: Our parking lot has been renovated with a stormwater management system, with native landscaping. It’s beautiful!, but we have fewer parking spots. Click here for information, directions, and maps to alternative over-flow parking. Once parked, come to the double glass doors at the top of the ramp and stairs.

    ** Who is Dr. Stephen J. Godfrey you may ask?

    Stephen J. Godfrey, the middle of five children, was born and raised in the Province of Quebec, Canada.  He has always been fascinated with nature and natural history museums.  As an early teen, he began to collect fossils, seashells, insects, pine cones, and skeletons for his own bedroom Natural History Museum!

    He received his B.Sc. in Biology from Bishop’s University (Quebec) and a Ph.D. in paleontology from McGill University (Quebec).  Following a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Toronto (Ontario), he moved to Drumheller, Alberta, the “Dinosaur Capital of Canada,” where he became involved in paleontological exhibit work for museums around the world.

    Well-known museums or theme parks where his work is now on display include the Field Museum in Chicago, the Noorder Dierenpark in Emman the Netherlands, and at both Universal Studio’s Islands of Adventure and Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida.  He has also had numerous sculpting contracts with the University of Chicago (Paul Sereno) and National Geographic and has appeared in three of their TV specials on extinct dinosaurs from Africa.

    In 1998, Dr. Godfrey became the Curator of Paleontology at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, Maryland where his mandate is to collect, preserve, and interpret fossils from the famous Calvert Cliffs along the Chesapeake Bay.  Most of the fossils that he quarries from the cliffs are of extinct whales and dolphins.

    When not jumping on the trampoline with some of his children, Stephen loves to paint (with oils or water colors).

     

     

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