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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted May 13, 2022

Saturday, 11/05/2022: Big Book Sale – General Public Day (Baltimore, Maryland)

  RSVP HERE: https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/events/event/nature-book-sale-general-public-day/ Come one, Come All. Saturday to Feed your curiosity with new books The Natural History Society of Maryland is hosting a book sale. Proceeds support on-going educational programming. Great books at garage sale prices including previously loved: Field Guides – Nature – Plants – Outdoor Activities – Wildlife – Photography –…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted May 13, 2022

Saturday, 06/25/2022: SharkFest 2022 (Baltimore, Maryland)

  REGISTER TODAY: https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/events/event/sharkfest-2022/ Our oceans are home to more then 1,000 species of shark. Join us for an annual educational and fun day to celebrate some of the most successful creatures in history. Visitors will be able to learn through hands-on activities that cover shark anatomy, evolution, morphology and ecology. This is an event…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted May 13, 2022

Friday, 11/04/2022: Big Book Sale – Members Only Night (Baltimore, Maryland)

RSVP HERE: https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/events/event/nature-book-sale-members-only-night/ Before the doors open to the general public, NHSM Members will get first dibs on the great selection of books. Each year, the Natural History Society of Maryland hosts a big book sale. Proceeds support on-going educational programming. There are tons of great books at garage sale prices including: Field Guides –…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted May 12, 2022

Thursday, 07/28/2022: Fish Out of Water: Terrestrial Locomotion of Amphibious Fish

  RSVP HERE: https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/events/event/fish-out-of-water-terrestrial-locomotion-of-amphibious-fish/ Amphibious fish are those that use a range of terrestrial locomotory modes, such as lateral undulation, tripod-like walking (using paired fins and tail), and jumping. A wide diversity of fishes exhibit amphibious behaviors for a variety of reasons. However, it is unknown how most amphibious fishes orient in terrestrial environments. Furthermore, while…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted May 12, 2022

Saturday, 10/29/2022: Lichens 101: Biology, Ecology and Diversity (Baltimore, Maryland)

  REGISTER HERE: https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/events/event/lichens-101-biology-ecology-and-diversity/ This workshop will introduce participants to lichen biology, ecology, and diversity. We will start the workshop in the classroom with an introduction to lichens and a discussion of some of the ways and places that lichens grow. Then we will go on a short walk with an introduction to some of…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted May 12, 2022

Wednesday, 10/12/2022: Life cycle of the Marbled Salamander

  RSVP HERE: https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/events/event/life-cycle-of-the-marbled-salamander/ Nature Photographer and naturalist David Hand’s main interest of study is salamanders, in particular, the Marbled Salamander (Ambystoma opacum). He will be sharing information about the life cycle of the amazing Marbled Salamander, through his own pictures and video, and stories of his field observations. David’s work with Marbled Salamanders has been…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted May 12, 2022

Thursday, 06/16/2022: COVID in Animals – A Zoo Veterinarian’s Perspective

  RSVP HERE: https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/events/event/covid-in-animals-a-zoo-veterinarians-perspective/   The SARS CoV2 pandemic has had wide implications for us humans for the past several years, touching almost every part of our lives. What about other species? This presentation will delve deeper into the unexpected risk this virus has played in animals, and how the disease has been managed in…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted May 10, 2022

Saturday, 06/04/2022: Baltimore Heritage: Federal Hill Walking Tour (Baltimore, Maryland)

RSVP HERE: https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/events/event/baltimore-heritage-federal-hill-walking-tour/ Join us on a tour of Federal Hill and the surrounding neighborhood to learn about this waterfront community’s rich history, including stops at one of the last wooden houses in the city, the oldest house in Federal Hill, and of course, the hill we fortified to defend the city from the British…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted May 9, 2022

Wednesday, 05/11/2022: The Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum Tour (Baltimore, MD)

RSVP NOW: https://www.marylandnature.org/getinvolved/events/event/the-johns-hopkins-archaeological-museum-tour/ The Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum (JHAM) is a teaching collection for the Johns Hopkins University community dedicated to the interactive and interdisciplinary study, research, preservation, and interpretation of archaeological and historical objects. The museum collections feature 12,000 objects from the geographic and cultural areas of the ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece, Rome,…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted May 4, 2022

Thursday, 06/09/2022: Marvelous Mysids of Maryland

  RSVP HERE TO GET THE ZOOM DETAILS: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4815376 What do you get when you cross a marsupial and a crustacean? Mysids, small shrimp-like animals, are a little known but ecologically important part of Chesapeake Bay’s ecosystem. They are referred to as opossum shrimp due to the brood pouch present in the species’ females which sets…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted May 2, 2022

Wednesday, 08/03/2022: A fish-eat-fish world: Dunkleosteus and other creatures from the Cleveland Shale

  Details RSVP HERE TO GET ZOOM DETAILS EMAILED T YOU: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4813683 The Cleveland Shale is a well-known deposit from the Devonian Period, also known as the Age of Fishes, where fossils of numerous fish are uncovered, including the famous Dunkleosteus. Dunkleosteus belonged to a diverse group of fish called placoderms, which dominated the Devonian seas…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted May 2, 2022

Thursday, 06/30/2022: Catfish Species in Maryland: A snapshot of the last 120 years

  RSVP with the LINK TO GET THE ZOOM DETAILS EMAILED TO YOU: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4814040 Maryland is often called the “United States in miniature” and we have a variety of catfish species that demonstrates this as well. We will look at the various habitats that these versatile fish prefer (native and introduced), the problems that can result…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted May 2, 2022

Sunday, 07/24/2022: Art and Nature: Make a Comb Basket (Baltimore, Maryland)

  Joan is back to teach more basketry. This time it is a comb basket. In early America, combs were precious; made of shell, wood or metal they were expensive, hard to make and difficult to obtain. Combs were necessary to comb hair as well as locate and remove lice. Most people did not have…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted April 20, 2022

Sunday, 08/28/2022: Scrimshaw Workshop for Adults (Baltimore, Maryland)

  REGISTER HERE: https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/events/event/scrimshaw-workshop-for-kids-2/   When you think scrimshaw, images of whaling ships may come to mind. However, the art of scratching images into materials as art can be traced back throughout human history and prehistory. Nate Salzman, Education and Exhibit Specialist from the Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum will share with us the history…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted April 20, 2022

Sunday, 08/28/2022: Scrimshaw Class for Kids (Baltimore, Maryland)

  REGISTER HERE: https://www.marylandnature.org/scrimshaw-workshop-for-kids/ When you think scrimshaw, images of whaling ships may come to mind. However, the art of scratching images into materials as art can be traced back throughout human history and prehistory. Nate Salzman, Education and Exhibit Specialist from the Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum will share with us the history of…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted April 13, 2022

***CANCELED*** Sunday, 06/12/2022: Nature Connections: Worms (Baltimore, Maryland)

  Nature Connections help you and yours explore and connect with nature. https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4777392 Let’s open up a can of worms and find out what happens. Aristotle called worms the intestines of the earth. Worms are invertebrates. They don’t have a backbone. They have long cylindrical tube-like bodies with no limbs and no eyes (mostly). They…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted April 13, 2022

Thursday, 05/12/2022: Beltsville Virtual Tour- Rescheduled

  RSVP HERE TO RECEIVE ZOOM DETAILS EMAILS TO YOU: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4777294 You aren’t seeing double – this Zoom was rescheduled from April. Sit back and enjoy virtually touring the world’s largest, most comprehensive agricultural research center on ~ 7,000 acres in Beltsville, Maryland – also home to the world’s largest National Agricultural Library. Jay Green will…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted April 6, 2022

Saturday, October 22, 2022: Market Days at the Museum (Baltimore, Maryland)

  Register here so we know to expect you: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4773062 Q. What’s the Overlea Farmer’s Market have that no other farmers market has? A. A Natural History Museum. The Natural History Society of Maryland has hosted the Overlea Farmer’s Market in its parking lot for the past three years. This year, on select Market Days,…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted April 6, 2022

Saturday, July 16, 2022: Market Days at the Museum (Baltimore, Maryland)

  Register here so we know to expect you: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4773062 Q. What’s the Overlea Farmer’s Market have that no other farmers market has? A. A Natural History Museum. The Natural History Society of Maryland has hosted the Overlea Farmer’s Market in its parking lot for the past three years. This year, on select Market Days,…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted April 6, 2022

Saturday, August 27, 2022: Market Days at the Museum (Baltimore, Maryland)

  Register here so we know to expect you: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4773062 Q. What’s the Overlea Farmer’s Market have that no other farmers market has? A. A Natural History Museum. The Natural History Society of Maryland has hosted the Overlea Farmer’s Market in its parking lot for the past three years. This year, on select Market Days,…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted April 6, 2022

Saturday, 06/18/2022: Market Days at the Museum (Baltimore, Maryland)

  Register here so we know to expect you: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4773062 Q. What’s the Overlea Farmer’s Market have that no other farmers market has? A. A Natural History Museum. The Natural History Society of Maryland has hosted the Overlea Farmer’s Market in its parking lot for the past three years. This year, on select Market Days,…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted April 6, 2022

Thursday, 09/29/2022: Maryland Ornithological Society’s Sanctuaries: From Mountains to Saltmarsh

  Online via ZOOM RSVP HERE TO GET THE ZOOM DETAILS EMAILED TO YOU: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4772807 The Maryland Ornithological Society owns ten sanctuaries, totaling about 3,000 acres, spanning the state from Garrett County in the west, to Somerset County on the lower Eastern Shore. All of the sanctuaries are open to the public every day of the…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted April 6, 2022

Wednesday, 04/27/2022: Monarch Sister Schools

  This event can be attended in person or virtual RSVP HERE: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4772767 The Monarch Sister Schools Program was created by the educational nonprofit Natural Partners to involve students in a real environmental problem: the ongoing destruction of Monarch butterflies’ habitat in the U.S. and Canada (driven by herbicide use on farms) and of their over-wintering…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted April 5, 2022

Sunday, 05/22/2022: 2nd Annual World Turtle Day (Baltimore, Maryland)

REGISTER HERE: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4765854 Registrants will receive a coupon for Princeton University Press Nature Guides Turtles have existed on Earth since the time of the dinosaurs, but unlike them, they have survived. Join us for our second annual celebration of all things turtle and tortoise. We are partnering with MATTS this year to bring even more…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted March 22, 2022

Sunday, 04/24/2022: Wild Edible Field Trip: Morels (Baltimore, Maryland)

  REGISTER HERE: https://www.marylandnature.org/wild-edible-field-trip-morels-2/ Wild edibles offer a variety of health benefits to you and add unique flavors and textures to your meals. Join Nick Spero for a walk to learn about one of the first wild edibles of the season, morel mushrooms! He’ll show you the plants you can pick and nibble along the…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted March 22, 2022

Saturday, 06/04/2022: Insect Study Merit Badge (Baltimore, Maryland)

  REGISTER HERE: https://www.marylandnature.org/insect-study-merit-badge-class-2/ They kill more people annually than any other animal. They account for the largest biomass of all terrestrial animals. And we can’t live without them. They are insects. Insects are the world’s most diverse group of organisms. We know of more than 2.4 million different types of insects which accounts for…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted March 22, 2022

Saturday, 04/30/2022: Archaeology Expo (Baltimore, Maryland)

REGISTER TODAY: https://www.marylandnature.org/archaeology-expo-2022-the-future-of-studying-the-past-innovative-technologies-in-maryland-archeology/ April is officially Archaeology Month in Maryland. to celebrate, the NHSM Archaeology Club is hosting the first, to be annual, Archaeology Expo. Archaeology has played an integral role in NHSM’s 93 history. We are home to specimens that help trace the cultural story of the land we now call Maryland. Join us…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted March 22, 2022

Thursday, 05/05/2022: Bobcats in Maryland – Distribution, Abundance, and Population Genetics

REGISTER HERE TO GET THE ZOOM DETAILS: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4751958 In Maryland, bobcats are expanding their distribution east of historical bobcat range (i.e., western Maryland), likely indicating an increase in abundance and prompting interest in bobcats’ status within Maryland. Kevin Lamp, research technologist at Penn State University helped to assess the distribution, abundance, and population genetics of bobcats in…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted March 22, 2022

Wednesday, 05/04/2022: Sharks: A journey through deep time

RSVP HERE TO GET THE ZOOM DETAILS: https://www.marylandnature.org/sharks-a-journey-through-deep-time/ Sharks are some of the most fearsome predators to have ever swam Earth’s oceans, but this wasn’t always the case. Join undergraduate researcher Ben Goode on an exploration of shark evolution through deep time to learn about how these magnificent animals originated and diversified. Learn more about…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted March 22, 2022

Wednesday, 06/15/2022: Overlooked Places: Telling the interconnected history of Maryland through recent archaeology in Baltimore

  Note: This is online only REGISTER HERE FOR ZOOM DETAILS: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4753150 Largely under researched, recent archaeological excavations in West Baltimore have documented an intact material record spanning over 250 years. Adam Fracchia, Assistant Research Professor from the University of Maryland will share recent discoveries made through a combination of salvage and research excavations in which…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted March 22, 2022

Wednesday, 07/13/2022: The Great Virgin Islands Frog Count: a high-return method for finding frogs

Please note: This is online only REGISTER HERE TO GET THE ZOOM DETAILS: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4753312 Some people go to the Virgin Islands for sun and surf. Others, like NHSM Herp Club member, Russel, go for the Herps. On a recent trip to VI, Russ met Dr. Renata Platenberg, the principal investigator for the Great Virgin Island…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted March 15, 2022

Wednesday, 06/08/2022: Timber Rattlesnakes

  GET ZOOM DETAILS HERE: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4742028 It’s known by many names, American viper, bastard rattlesnake, black rattlesnake, common rattlesnake, eastern rattlesnake, great yellow rattlesnake, mountain rattlesnake, northern banded rattlesnake, northern rattlesnake, pit viper, rock rattlesnake, velvet tail, yellow rattlesnake. In the scientific vernacular it is, Crotalus horridus. It’s the only rattlesnake found in Maryland. And…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted March 14, 2022

Tuesday, 05/17/2022: Darwin Remembers: Recollections of a Life’s Journey (Baltimore, Maryland)

  This is an in-person event for NHSM members only: REGISTER HERE: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4738407 Mr. Darwin invites you to join him in his study at Down House near the small village of Downe in Kent, England, 16 miles south of London in the late afternoon of a day in October 1881 to chat about his life…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted March 7, 2022

Sunday, 04/24/2022: Teacher Training: Environmental History in Fossils (Baltimore, Maryland)

  Please note: This is an in-person event REGISTER HERE: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4731388 The earth is over 4 billion years old. It is a history of change, whose stories are important in understanding the earth today and the earth of tomorrow. Being able to teach about the environment within the context of the earth’s history gives students a…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted March 3, 2022

Wednesday, 05/11/2022: Community Bird Banding Demonstration ( 1 of 2) (Baltimore, Maryland)

  REGISTER HERE: https://www.marylandnature.org/bird-banding-demonstration-5/ This is an in-person event only at the building It’s like fishing for birds. We will catch birds in mist nets, weigh and measure them, then attach unique bands to help track them throughout their life. See birds up close and participate in community science presented by Birds of Urban Baltimore (B.Ur.B)…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted March 3, 2022

Wednesday, 06/08/2022: Community Bird Banding Demonstration (2 of 2) (Baltimore, Maryland)

Details REGISTER HERE: https://www.marylandnature.org/public-bird-banding-demonstration-at-the-museum/ It’s like fishing for birds. We will catch birds in mist nets, weigh and measure them, then attach unique bands to help track them throughout their life. See birds up close and participate in community science presented by Birds of Urban Baltimore (B.Ur.B) in collaboration with the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center! Bird…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted March 3, 2022

Thursday, 03/31/2022: March Raffle: Private Fossil Hunt

  BUY TICKETS HERE: https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/raffle/ ## About Our Prize As an NHSM Lifetime Membership (value $750) member you will receive discounts on many of our programs—from lectures, workshops, and courses offered in our museum—to canoe trips, nature walks, and fossil hunts in the great outdoors. PLUS Personalized one day guided fossil hunting trip for a Covid-19 compatible group…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted March 3, 2022

Thursday, 04/28/2022: Community Bird Banding with Birds of Urban Baltimore (B.Ur.B)

RSVP HERE TO HAVE THE ZOOM DETAILS EMAILED TO YOU:https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4724399 Nature isn’t somewhere you have to go to. It is all around us, even in the heart of a city like Baltimore. In 2019, the NHSM joined Birds of Urban Baltimore (B.Ur.B) as a host site for its expansion of the Smithsonian’s Neighborhood Nest Project…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 28, 2022

Wednesday, 05/11/2022: Bog Turtle Natural History and Conservation in Maryland

RSVP HERE: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4720019 *Please note: This is a hybrid meeting of the NHSM Herp Club. Meaning you can attend in person or online* Maryland is home to one of North America’s rarest turtles: the bog turtle. DNR Wildlife Ecologist Scott Smith will talk about the natural history of this enigmatic species and its fen habitat, and…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 28, 2022

Thursday, 03/31/2022: Discover the World of Minerals in your Pocket

RSVP HERE TO GET THE ZOOM LINK: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4718920 Today’s smartphones contain 75% of elements on the periodic table. Geology is not relegated to a textbook. It is integral to life as we know it. That cell phone in your pocket contains no fewer than 13 minerals that formed from exploding stars and are mined all over…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 24, 2022

Wednesday, 04/20/2022: Star-Spangled Archaeology: Examining the War of 1812 Through Maritime Archaeology

Details RSVP HERE TO HAVE ZOOM DETAILS EMAILED TO YOU: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4713648 Please join Maryland’s State Underwater Archaeologist, Susan Langley, for an armchair tour of the history that lies beneath the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Learn how maritime archaeologists locate submerged sites and visit sites relating to the War of 1812 around the Chesapeake. Some sites…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 22, 2022

Thursday, 05/19/2022: Oceans, Atmospheres and Climates of Earth, Other Planets and Moons

RSVP HERE TO GET THE ZOOM DETAILS EMAILED TO YOU: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4711671 The fluid Earth, comprising the ocean and atmosphere, regulates climate, making our planet habitable. Thomas Haine, professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University will describe and explain aspects of Earth’s heat balance, ocean currents, and atmospheric winds, and their…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 22, 2022

Thursday, 04/14/2022: I Spy with My Little Eye – An Introduction to City Nature Challenge 2022

  Details RSVP HERE: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4705566 NHSM is proud to be a part of the City Nature Challenge again in 2022. The City Nature Challenge (https://citynaturechallenge.org/) is an annual friendly competition among cities across the globe to find and photograph/document plants and wildlife over a four-day period (April 29 – May 2) using the iNaturalist app. The…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 17, 2022

Saturday, 08/06/2022: Grasses Sedges and Rushes Short Course (28 hours over 4 days) (Baltimore, Maryland)

  PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A COURSE OVER A FEW DIFFERENT DAYS! PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND EACH SESSION! REGISTER HERE: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4703232 Saturday, August 6 – 9AM-5PM – CLASSROOM Sunday, August 7 – 9AM-5PM – CLASSROOM Saturday, August 13 – 9AM-5PM – CLASSROOM Sunday, August 14 – 9AM-5PM – FIELD Grasses and grass-like plants form a key…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 15, 2022

Saturday, 05/14/2022: Gyotaku: The Art of the Japanese Fishprint Workshop: SESSION II (Baltimore, Maryland)

  REGISTER HERE: https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/gyotaku-the-art-of-the-japanese-fishprint-workshop-art-and-nature-2/ NHSM Member : $55 Non-Member: $65 Delightful and detailed prints on paper can be made using real fish. Using direct printing and water-based printing inks, create realistic looking schools of fish or a single artistic print simply by inking a whole fish and pressing it to paper. The result is a gyotaku,…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 15, 2022

Saturday, 05/07/2022: Field Trip: Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab (Archeology Club Only) (Maryland)

  THIS EVENT IS FOR NHSM ARCHAEOLOGY CLUB MEMBERS ONLY REGISTER HERE: https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/field-trip-maryland-archaeological-conservation-lab-archeology-club-only/ About the MAC Lab: The Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab) is a state-of-the-art archaeological research, conservation, and curation facility located at Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, the State Museum of Archaeology, in southern Maryland. The MAC Lab serves as a clearinghouse for…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 15, 2022

Sunday, 05/01/2022: Fossil Hunting at Stratford Cliffs (May-NHSM Members ONLY) (Westmoreland, Virginia)

  THIS IS FOR NHSM MEMBERS ONLY REGISTER HERE: https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/fossil-hunting-at-stratford-cliffs-april-fossil-club-members-only/ Other Stratford events (June, August, and October) will be open to non-members. Please check out those if you would like to join us. We are returning to Stratford Cliffs for some fossil searching and hope you can join us! Stratford Cliffs, located in Montross, Virginia (on…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 15, 2022

Friday, 04/01/2022: Vernal Pool Series: Gunpowder Trip April 1st (NHSM Members) (Baltimore, Maryland)

  THIS EVENT IS FOR NHSM MEMBERS ONLY REGISTER HERE: https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/vernal-pool-series-gunpowder-trip-april-1st/ HERP Club Member : $10 NHSM Member: $15 Please join us for our annual Vernal Pools field trips hosted by Herpetology Club! This series is only open to NHSM MEMBERS ONLY. Because of the limited time and space for participants, we are asking that you…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 15, 2022

Friday, 04/08/2022: Vernal Pool Series: Frederick Trip April 8 (NHSM Members) (Frederick, MD)

  THIS IS FOR NHSM MEMBERS ONLY REGISTER HERE: https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/vernal-pool-series-frederick-trip-april-8/ HERP Club Member : $10 NHSM Member: $15 Please join us for our annual Vernal Pools field trips hosted by Herpetology Club! This series is only open to NHSM MEMBERS ONLY. Because of the limited time and space for participants, we are asking that you only…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 15, 2022

Wednesday, 03/23/2022: Caterpillars Count! Bugs on branches as canaries in the coalmine for change

RSVP HERE: https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/caterpillars-count-bugs-on-branches-as-canaries-in-the-coalmine-for-global-change/ Learn about how global change may be impacting arthropod communities, and about the citizen science project Caterpillars Count! which seeks to develop long-term monitoring sites for better understanding those impacts. You will learn how to explore patterns of arthropod abundance and phenology on our website, and how to set up your own monitoring…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 15, 2022

Friday, 03/18/2022: Vernal Pool Series: (Herp Club only) (Frederick, MD)

FOR NHSM HERP CLUB MEMBERS ONLY REGISTER HERE: https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/vernal-pool-series-frederick-trip-march-18/ Please join us for our annual Vernal Pools field trips hosted by Herpetology Club! This series is only open to NHSM MEMBERS ONLY. Because of the limited time and space for participants, we are asking that you only sign up for 1 event in the series. This…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 15, 2022

Saturday, 05/14/2022: Gyotaku: The Art of the Japanese Fishprint Workshop: Art and Nature (Baltimore, Maryland)

  REGISTER HERE: https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/gyotaku-the-art-of-the-japanese-fishprint-workshop-art-and-nature/ NHSM Member : $55 Non-Member: $65 Delightful and detailed prints on paper can be made using real fish. Using direct printing and water-based printing inks, create realistic looking schools of fish or a single artistic print simply by inking a whole fish and pressing it to paper. The result is a gyotaku,…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 15, 2022

Saturday, 06/18/2022: Fossil Hunting at Stratford Cliffs (Westmoreland, Virginia)

  REGISTER HERE: https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/fossil-hunting-at-stratford-cliffs-may-nhsm-members-only/ NHSM Member: $30 NHSM Non-Member : $40 Children (16 and under) : $15 We are returning to Stratford Cliffs for some fossil searching and hope you can join us! Stratford Cliffs, located in Montross, Virginia (on the south side of the Potomac River, adjacent to Westmoreland State Park) is part of the…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 15, 2022

Wednesday, 03/09/2022: A Tale of Two Salamanders: A story of a threatened amphibian in Appalachia

  RSVP HERE: https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/tail-of-two-salamanders-a-story-of-a-threatened-amphibian-and-the-threats-of-an-uncertain-future-in-appalachia/ NHSM Herp Club Member: $0 Education for All: $0 Donation – Suggested: $5 The March meeting of the Herp Club takes us hundreds of miles away into Appalachia. The Appalachian Mountains are classified as a global biodiversity hotspot and often referred to as the salamander capital of the world, with about 14%…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 15, 2022

Thursday, 04/07/2022: The Beltsville Virtual Experience – 7,000 acres in one hour

  RSVP HERE: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4699619 Sit back and enjoy virtually touring the world’s largest, most comprehensive agricultural research center on ~ 7,000 acres in Beltsville, Maryland – also home to the world’s largest National Agricultural Library. Jay Green will be your pilot and guide for this 1-hour informative, educational and engaging virtual experience via a virtual flying…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 15, 2022

Friday, 03/11/2022: Vernal Pool Series: Gunpowder Trip March 11 (Herp Club only) (Baltimore, Maryland)

  NOTE: THIS EVENT IS FOR NHSM HERP CLUB MEMBERS ONLY REGISTER HERE:https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/vernal-pool-series-gunpowder-trip-march-11/ HERP Club Members only for this trip: $10 About Vernal Pool Series: NHSM MEMBERS ONLY Please join us for our annual Vernal Pools field trips hosted by Herpetology Club! This series is only open to NHSM MEMBERS ONLY. Because of the limited…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 15, 2022

Saturday, 03/05/2022: Discover Maryland Tour at the Maryland Center for History & Culture (Archaeology Club) (Baltimore, Maryland)

NOTE: THIS IS FOR THE NHSM ARCHAEOLOGY CLUB ONLY   REGISTER HERE: https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/events/event/discover-maryland-tour-at-the-maryland-center-for-history-culture-archaeology-club/   Archaeology Club has organized a Discover Maryland tour at the Maryland Center for History and Culture.  The MD Center for History and Culture is a statewide resource headquartered in the heart of Baltimore’s Mount Vernon. The museum features more than 1,000 objects on…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 8, 2022

Sunday, 05/15/2022: Fossil Collecting from the Middle Devonian at Beltzville State Park, PA (Pennsylvania)

  Details REGISTER HERE: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4682462 When Beltzville Dam was built in 1960s , the deep cut for the spillway exposed a window into the Middle Devonian (Mahantango Formation) sea that was Pennsylvania 350 million years ago. The shale along one side of the spillway is riddled with impressions of brachiopods, bryozoa, corals, crinoids, and trilobites. Although…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 8, 2022

Saturday, 04/09/2022: Private Tour of Hershey Gardens and Butterfly Atrium and Lab (Hershey, PA)

  Details REGISTER HERE: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4683971 In 1937, Milton Hershey had built a 3.5 acre rose garden. Today, it is a 23-acre paradise full of education and wonder. Features include 11 themed gardens, a children’s garden, conservatory, the welcome pavilion, educational and horticultural wing, garden shop, bugzone, and the butterfly atrium. NHSM has the opportunity to explore…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 8, 2022

Wednesday, 04/13/2022: Amphibian and Reptile Show and Tell: In person and virtual

  Details REGISTER HERE: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4689390 This is the April Herp Club Meeting What have you been up to herp wise? Have you traveled to see some herps? Have you had some new experiences close to home? What about in your home? Any new herps join your family? For the April meeting of the NHSM Herp Club,…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 8, 2022

Saturday, 04/23/2022: Magical Mandalas: Workshop

  Details REGISTER HERE: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4687075 Instructor and artist, Tim Phelps, invites you to take an exciting eco-trip “around” his world of nature mandalas. His 10-year project has resulted in over 700 nature images celebrating biodiversity and conservancy with a bit of fun (Tim created special mandalas for NHSM to celebrate Brood X Cicadas and Shark Fest)….

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 8, 2022

Saturday, 05/07/2022: Reptile and Amphibian Study Merit Badge (Baltimore, Maryland)

  Details REGISTER HERE: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-3691799 People always have been interested in snakes, turtles, lizards, and alligators, as well as frogs and salamanders. Amphibians and reptiles—collectively known as herpetofauna—are increasingly important today as their populations are key indicators of the effects of climate change and habitat fragmentation on wildlife. Presented by certified merit badge counselor, Tom Scollins,…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 4, 2022

Wednesday, 03/02/2022: Morocco: A Fossil Collector’s Paradise

  Details RSVP HERE TO GET THE ZOOM DETAILS: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4683767 This is a fossil club meeting – open to all Anyone who has ever tried to buy fossils has the same question: why are there so many fossils from Morocco? In this talk Dr. Bob Farrar, fossil and mineral collector extraordinaire, takes you on a journey…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 3, 2022

Saturday, 04/09/2022: Archaeology Merit Badge

  Details https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4680122 Have you ever wondered about how the pyramids were built? Have you thought about hunting with stone arrowheads? What did people think about in the past, how did they live, what did they eat? All these and many more questions are what archaeologists work on answering. Become an archaeologist for a day…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 27, 2022

Sunday, April 3, 2022: Choctaw Basket Making Workshop: Art and Nature

  TICKETS: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4669385 This unique basket, woven by many native American tribes, has been attributed to the Choctaw. It is very unusual to weave and requires a “pop” to make the shape. It is not unlikely that it could have been lined with melted bees wax and held moist items such as berries. It is a…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 26, 2022

Thursday, March 17, 2022: The Icelandic Phallological Museum: the science and culture of the penis

Details RSVP HERE TO GET THE ZOOM DETAILS: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4667671 Bronwyn Mitchell-Strong Attachments 12:12 PM (1 hour ago) to Patricia, me, Renee Please join us for what is sure to be a most “uplifting” presentation. The Icelandic Phallological Museum, founded in 1997, is a museum entirely dedicated to collecting, studying and presenting phalluses and all matters phallic….

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 26, 2022

Wednesday, May 18, 2022: Octoraro: Susquehannock Fort or Pre-Contact Town, An Archaeological Mystery

Details REGISTER HERE: https://www.marylandnature.org/octoraro-susquehannock-fort-or-pre-contact-town-an-archaeological-mystery/ Researchers know that Susquehannocks did establish multiple settlements in the area, including on Palmer’s Island, even if temporary, for purposes of trade and resource harvesting. Yet the presence of so many remains actually buried ceremoniously with implements indicates a more permanent situation than merely a battlefield or a fishing camp. This leaves…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 25, 2022

Wednesday, April 6, 2022: Dental Detectives: Fossil Teeth (In-person and Online)

  Details This is a fossil Club Meeting RSVP HERE: https://www.marylandnature.org/dental-detectives-fossil-teeth/ Each bone tells a story. Teeth can provide a great deal of information about diet, health, ecosystems, and can even be used to recreate what an animal may have looked like. Valerie Horn, DDS PhD, and fossil enthusiast will be sharing a vast amount of…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 25, 2022

Thursday, March 24, 2022: Meet The Largest Australian Pterosaur – Thapunngaka shawi

  Details RSVP HERE TO RECEIVE THE ZOOM DETAILS: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4665481 NHSM is honored to have University of Queensland PhD candidate Tim Richards, from the Dinosaur Lab in UQ’s School of Biological Sciences, who led a research team that analyzed a fossil of the creature’s jaw, join us via Zoom to discuss this amazing discovery. Pterosaurs were…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 25, 2022

Thursday, February 17, 2022: Amazing Antlers: Physiology of Growth and Regeneration

Details RSVP HERE TO GET ZOOM DETAILS: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4660204 Antlers have fascinated man for hundreds of years. Perhaps on some subconscious level, we recognize how unique and complex they are. Antlers are found in deer. There are upwards of 43 species of deer in the Cervidae Family including moose, caribou, elk, muntjacs and wapiti. The subsequent re-growth…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 25, 2022

Saturday, May 21, 2022: Spring BioBlitz at Banneker Historical Park

  REGISTER HERE: https://www.marylandnature.org/banneker-spring-bioblitz/ The NHSM had such a great time exploring Banneker Park last year finding fungi, snakes, insects, leps and frogs, we are going back this spring to look for more. All are welcome. A BioBlitz is an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 21, 2022

Saturday, April 16, 2022: Fossil Hunting at Stratford Hall, VA

Details REGISTER EHRE: https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/events/event/field-trip-fossil-hunting-at-stratford-cliffs-2/ NOTE: This is for NHSM Fossil Club Members only!!! The first Stratford Cliffs event of the year is for NHSM Fossil Club members only! $30.00/person Other Stratford events will be open to non-club members. Please register for one of those if you are not part of the Fossil Club. We are returning…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 21, 2022

Sunday, February 6, 2022: Advanced fossil event at Calvert Cliffs, MD

Details REGISTER HERE: https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/events/event/advanced-fossil-event-at-calvert-cliffs/ This NHSM Advanced Fossil Event is open to adult Fossil Club members only and designed for the experienced collector. Not suitable for first time fossil hunters or children. *Before registering for this event please make sure that you are: 1. Current a Fossil Club member 2. Previously attended a fossil event with…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 19, 2022

Saturday, April 16, 2022: From Forest Floor to the Treetops: and Introduction to Maryland Birds

  Details RSVP HERE: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4653339 NOTE this is inperson and online – dealers choice though there are limited inperson spaces. The Baltimore Bird Club and NHSM have teamed up for this special program. Learn about the behavior, characteristics, and ecology of birds filmed in the Maryland area. Discover birds found at different forest levels —ground floor,…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 19, 2022

Thursday, February 10, 2022: Building Holistic Urban Stream Ecosystems using People, Bugs, Slime and more

  Details RSVP HERE TO GET THE ZOOM DETAILS: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4653045 Urban streams are recognized as functional ecosystems more and more (folks used to think of them as “dead” way too often.) While they certainly have their issues, there is a lot of biology and ecology going on in and around them. For example, there is often…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 14, 2022

Thursday, February 3, 2022: The “Eyes” have it: Introduction to The Comparative Ocular Pathology Laboratory

  Details RSVP TO RECEIVE THE ZOOM DETAILS: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4645373 The Comparative Ocular Pathology Laboratory of Wisconsin (COPLOW) was established at the School of Veterinary Medicine of Wisconsin in 1983 as a mail-in ocular pathology laboratory servicing veterinary ophthalmologists. The service has grown yearly and now has almost 85,000 specimens. Almost 80,000 of these are dog, cat,…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 11, 2022

Wednesday, February 16, 2022: We too are the village: reparative heritage at Catoctin Furnace

  Details RSVP HERE TO GET THE ZOOM DETAILS: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4639686 NOTE: This is a AC archaeology club meeting February The village of Catoctin Furnace lacks a collective memory that includes the African American workers (both enslaved and freed) who lived and worked at the village’s iron furnace from the time of the Revolution until the mid…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 4, 2022

Sunday, February 6, 2022: Basketmaking 101: Art and Nature

  REGISTER HERE: https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/events/event/basket-making-101-art-and-nature-2/ It may be safe to say that art and nature have a symbiotic relationship – feeding of and from each other. NHSM explores and celebrates this relationship in a series of Art and Nature Workshops. This introductory basket has native American influences including the rim, which is VERY clever, called a matchstick…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 4, 2022

Thursday, January 27, 2022: Parasitic Algae of the Air: Downy Mildews

  RSVP HERE TO GET THE ZOOM DETAILS: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4628139 Our natural world is comprised of organisms large and small. And the smallest ones are typically the most deadly. Why does your rosebush turn brown? Why are your busy-lizzies dead? Why was your wine sour and thin? It could be due to downy mildews, a group of…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted December 23, 2021

Wednesday, January 12, 2022: Wildlife Trafficking: Domestic and International Law Enforcement

Details RSVP HERE TO GET THE ZOOM LINK: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4616087 Wildlife trafficking is a multibillion dollar transnational organized criminal activity and a critical conservation issue. The United States is a leader in the fight against the illicit trade in wildlife and INL plays an important role in the development and implementation of anti-wildlife trafficking policies around the…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted December 23, 2021

Wednesday, February 9, 2022: King Snakes of the United States and their care, breeding and husbandry

  Details RSVP HERE TO GET THE ZOOM DETAILS: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4616147 Kingsnakes are medium-size nonvenomous snakes that kill by constriction. They are one of the most common snakes in North America. They are called kingsnakes because they sometimes eat other snakes, as does the king cobra. Kingsnakes are popular among pet owners. Learn more from Herp Club…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted December 21, 2021

Wednesday, January 19, 2022: Archaeology Club New Year Meet n Greet- Virtual

  RSVP HERE TO GET THE ZOOM LINK: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4613093 The NHSM Archaeology Club is rolling into 2022 full of vim and vigor. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new members, celebrate all we were able to accomplish in 2021, take a sneak peek at plans for 2022 and introduce the new club…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted December 21, 2021

Sunday, January 9, 2022: Last Chance Fossil Collecting: C&D Canal, Delaware

  For fossil club only REGISTER HERE: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4613015 The north side of Reedy Point is one of the last accessible fossil-bearing areas along the C and D canal. It is also the most biodiverse area of the spoils. Unfortunately, it too is soon to be inaccessible. USACE is preparing to dredge and dump again, but this…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted December 21, 2021

Saturday, January 1, 2022: New Year’s Day Hike

  REGISTER HERE: https://www.marylandnature.org/field-trip-new-years-day-hike/ Start your New Year off outside with NHSM! Join Naturalist Charlie Davis on an exploratory hike around the Bunker Hill section of the Gunpowder Falls State Park. The group will be small so that the pace can be leisurely and full of shared observations. Rather than distance as an objective, this hike…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted December 17, 2021

Wednesday, March 16, 2022: History of Spiritualism in Baltimore

  RSVP HERE TO GET THE ZOOM LINK: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4608301 Do spirits return, and can we communicate with the dead? Baltimore’s Spiritualists thought so, but magicians worked to disprove them. Learn about spirit mediums, the Ouija Board, and Baltimore’s group of amateur magicians, the Demons Club. Club. Presented by Julie Saylor, Enoch Pratt Free Library. Julie Saylor…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted December 17, 2021

Thursday, January 20, 2022: History of Our Most Precious Resource: Watershed Ecology in the Anthropocene

  RSVP HERE TO GET THE ZOOM LIN: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4608457 This presentation explores the natural history of water and examines how earthlings (human and otherwise) have interacted with this mysterious substance over geological time. We will explore how human activities have impacted the Earth’s natural water cycle on an unprecedented scale and discuss solutions that individuals and…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted December 17, 2021

Wednesday, February 23, 2022: Monarch Rx: Exploring a Little-Known Behavior of a Beloved Butterfly

RSVP HERE TO GET ZOOM DETAILS: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4608237 Got milkweed for monarch caterpillars? Check. Nectar plants that feed the adults all season long? Check. Dead and dried plants that contain pyrrolizidine alkaloids? … Say what? Most of us are well aware of the connection between monarch butterflies and milkweed. But did you know that adult monarchs sometimes…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted December 16, 2021

Wednesday, February 2, 2022: The Life and Time of the Mosasaurs: Giant Predatory Sea Reptiles

  YOU MUST RSVP HERE TO GET THE ZOOM LINK: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4606840 Fossil Club Meeting What if sea monsters were real? This talk explores the life and times of the Mosasaurs, the toothy giant sea reptiles who ruled the Cretaceous seas! Join us to learn how paleontologist and Mosasaur expert Professor Nathan Van Vranken is using cutting-edge…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted December 16, 2021

Sunday, March 6, 2022: Nature Connections: Seeds

  RSVP: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4606653 Nature Connections help you and yours explore and connect with nature. Inside a seed is an embryo, which is a tiny plant, and the endosperm, which are small leaves which supply the embryo food. The outside of the seed has a seed coat, which protects the embryo from injury or drying out. There…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted December 8, 2021

POSTPONED!!! Sunday, January 23, 2022: Clubapalooza: Nature Connections POSTPONED!!!

NOTICE! Due to rising concerns and cases of COVID-19, we have made the difficult choice to postpone the nature connections program. We hope to reschedule in the near future. SVP HERE: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4596258 After a two-year hiatus, Nature Connections is back. NHSM is kicking off the 2022 Nature Connection season with Clubapalooza. NHSM has had a long…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted December 8, 2021

Thursday, January 6, 2022: Harnessing Europa

RSVP HERE TO GET ZOOM LINK: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4596130 Europa, the sixth largest moon in the Solar System is the smallest of the four Galilean moons (moons identified by Galileo) orbiting Jupiter, may be the most promising place in our solar system to find present-day environments suitable for some form of life beyond Earth. Planned for launch in…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted December 3, 2021

Tuesday, December 21, 2021: NHSM December Raffle: Box of Holiday Cheer!

https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/raffle/ The raffle drawing will occur on DECEMBER 21, 2021, or when all tickets have been sold. Buying more than one ticket increases your chances to win! Thank you for your support! As an NHSM Lifetime Membership (value $750) member you will receive discounts on many of our programs—from lectures, workshops, and courses offered in…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted December 1, 2021

Saturday, January 22, 2022: Towson Glen Winter Tree Identification

REGISTER HERE: https://www.marylandnature.org/towson-glen-winter-tree-identification/ Join NHSM and Professor Vanessa Beauchamp to learn how to read the forest in the winter! Take a stroll through Towson University Glen Arboretum to situate yourself and identify different trees without as many leaves and colors to guide you. Participants will explore the native Maryland trees in the arboretum using a dichotomous…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted November 9, 2021

Sunday, November 21, 2021: NHSM Events November 8th-21st

11/9/21- Rat Snakes of North America- Captive Husbandry and more RSVP- https://www.marylandnature.org/rat-snakes-of-north-america-captive-husbandry-and-more/ 11/11/21- Exoplanets: The James Webb Experience RSVP- https://www.marylandnature.org/exoplanets-the-james-webb-experience/ 11/17/21- Indigenous Foods and Native Cuisine of the Chesapeake Bay Region RSVP- https://www.marylandnature.org/indigenous-foods-and-native-cuisine-of-the-chesapeake-bay-region/ 11/18/21- A Star is Born- James Webb Experience RSVP: https://www.marylandnature.org/a-star-is-born-james-webb-experience/ 11/20/21- Fossil Field Trip: Looking for Fossil at Dinosaur Park , MD REGISTRATION FULL: https://www.marylandnature.org/field-trip-fossil-hunting-at-dinosaur-park/

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted November 9, 2021

Thursday, December 16, 2021: Rattlesnake Conservation: What you should know

RSVP HERE TO RECEIVE THE ZOOM MEETING DETAILS: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4560363 Fifty-one percent of Americans fear snakes — a fear more common than public speaking, heights and flying, according to a Gallup poll from 2001, the last time the organization surveyed people’s fears. Ironically, however, humans are a greater threat to snakes. Join us as we take a…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted November 5, 2021

Saturday, January 15, 2022: Gyotaku: The Art of the Japanese Fishprint Workshop: Art and Nature

REGISTER HERE: https://www.marylandnature.org/gyotaku-the-art-of-the-japanese-fishprint-workshop-art-and-nature/ Delightful and detailed prints on paper can be made using real fish. Using direct printing and water-based printing inks, create realistic looking schools of fish or a single artistic print simply by inking a whole fish and pressing it to paper. The result is a gyotaku, a term derived from the Japanese words…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted November 4, 2021

Saturday, March 12, 2022: PYSANKY: Ukrainian Egg Decorating Workshop, Art and Nature

PYSANKY: Creating a New World Vision From Ancient Design Considered by many to be a “sacred magical art”, the creation of a talisman with specific intentions written into the life-giving egg, the Pysanky is an ancient means to celebrate the cycles and events in nature and in life. Created using motifs rooted in nature and…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted November 3, 2021

Tuesday, November 30, 2021: NHSM November Raffle

  Purchase tickers here: https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/raffle/ About our prizes As an NHSM Lifetime Membership (value $750) member you will receive discounts on many of our programs—from lectures, workshops, and courses offered in our museum—to canoe trips, nature walks, and fossil hunts in the great outdoors. This month we are raffling some truly cool trace fossils: a genuine…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted November 3, 2021

Saturday, February 5, 2022: Basketmaking 101: Art and Nature

  REGISTER HERE:https://www.marylandnature.org/basket-making-101-art-and-nature/ It may be safe to say that art and nature have a symbiotic relationship – feeding of and from each other. NHSM explores and celebrates this relationship in a series of Art and Nature Workshops. This introductory basket has native American influences including the rim, which is VERY clever, called a matchstick…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted November 2, 2021

Wednesday, November 24, 2021: Butterfly or Moth: With lookalikes, how do you know?

RSVP HERE TO RECEIVE THE ZOOM DETAILS: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4552132 Suppose a beautiful insect lands on your arm late one afternoon while you’re relaxing outside. You can see six legs and two antennae coming from on its narrow body, and it has four wide, sweeping, green wings with delicate red and yellow accents. If you carefully touch a…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted November 1, 2021

Saturday, February 12, 2022: Maryland & DC Breeding Bird Atlas 3: Community Science Saturday

RSVP HERE TO BE EMAILED THE ZOOM MEETING DETAILS: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4548802 Maryland is often referred to as “America in Miniature”, and the birds that nest here illustrate that analogy almost as well as the geography. Over 220 bird species breed in Maryland and DC, but the communities that use the Coastal Plain are vastly different from those…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted October 21, 2021

Sunday, February 20, 2022: Eagle Watching at Loch Raven with Nick Spero

Buy Tickets Here: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4532074 Space is limited. Join biologist Nick Spero on a winter hike to look for bald eagles! This is a great time of year to see them! We may also see some Widgeon, Lesser Scaup, Hooded Mergansers, Common Mergansers, Bufflehead, and Redhead ducks. $15 NHSM Members $25 Non-Members Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous (derived from…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted October 21, 2021

Sunday, January 16, 2022: Eagle Watching at Loch Raven with Nick Spero

Buy Tickets Here: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4530947 Space is limited. Join biologist Nick Spero on a winter hike to look for bald eagles! This is a great time of year to see them! We may also see some Widgeon, Lesser Scaup, Hooded Mergansers, Common Mergansers, Bufflehead, and Redhead ducks. $15 NHSM Members $25 Non-Members Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous (derived from…

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Posted October 21, 2021

Sunday, October 31, 2021: October Membership Drive

In place of an October Raffle, we are hosting a membership drive! NHSM members receive ample discounts on a variety of events including (but most certainly not limited to!) lectures, workshops, canoe trips, nature walks and fossil hunts! Society members also can join any of our four clubs at a discounted rate! Joining one of…

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Posted October 19, 2021

Saturday, December 4, 2021: Talking Bones: Bone and Skull Identification Workshop

  Click Here to Register: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4535664 This is a 3-hr workshop – Please note the COVID Vaccine requirement posted in the description. During this hands-on workshop, using a process called INFERENTIAL CLASSIFICATION you will: Learn the three forms of classification: CARNVIORE, HERBIVORE, and OMNIVIRE, and how to apply them to your collection of bones and skulls….

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Posted October 18, 2021

Wednesday, December 1, 2021: Fossil Sharks of Alabama

December Fossil Club meeting RSVP HERE TO GET THE ZOOM LINK: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4531608 During the late Cretaceous, more than 65 million years ago, dinosaurs walked the earth. But what about the oceans? Join University of Alabama undergraduate researcher Chase Egli on a journey through Alabama’s fossil history and learn about the sharks which prowled Alabama’s ancient ocean….

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Posted October 7, 2021

Thursday, November 18, 2021: A Star is Born: The James Webb Experience

RSVP HERE TO GET THE ZOOM DETAILS: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4521822 Stars are the most widely recognized astronomical object. Though we have been looking at them for thousands of years, there is still much to learn. Astronomers want to know how they form, why some are larger than others, why some exist in pairs and others stay single, why…

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Posted October 7, 2021

Tuesday, December 7, 2021: Galaxy Evolution

  RSVP HERE TO RECEIVE THE ZOOM DETAILS: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4518743 The universe is not empty. The Hubble Deep Field, an extremely long exposure of a relatively empty part of the sky, provided evidence that there are about 125 billion (1.25×1011) galaxies in the observable universe (many believe this is a very low estimate). Galaxies started forming within…

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Posted October 6, 2021

Thursday, October 28, 2021: History of the Telescope – The James Webb Experience

RSVP HERE TO GET THE ZOOM DETAILS: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4517281 It started on October 2, 1608 when spectacle-maker Hans Lippershey filed a patent with the States General of the Netherlands for his instrument “for seeing things far away as if they were nearby”. On December 18, the most advanced telescope, the James Webb, is scheduled to launch. In…

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Posted October 6, 2021

Thursday, November 4, 2021: Space in Infrared, More Than Meets the Eye – The James Webb Experience

RSVP HERE TO GET ZOOM DETAILS: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4520317 Most objects in space give off several types of electromagnetic radiation at the same time. Even though you can’t see them with your eyes, they are there, and we use different instruments to make them visible. James Webb Space Telescope’s infrared “eyes” will help us see farther and deeper…

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Posted October 6, 2021

Saturday, December 11, 2021: DIY Planet Search – Community Science Saturday – The James Webb Experience

RSVP HERE TO GET THE ZOOM DETAILS: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4520264 JOIN THE SEARCH FOR OTHER PLANETS New planets are being discovered on a regular basis, but that’s not the end of the story! After new planets have been discovered the scientific community needs to follow up with further investigations. Help scientists better understand the movements of these planets…

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Posted September 30, 2021

Thursday, December 9, 2021: Coming Soon to your Neighborhood: Get Ready for the Spotted Lanternfly

  RSVP HERE TO GET THE ZOOM DETAILS: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4512929   As part of a never-ending stream of invasive species arriving in the US, the spotted lanternfly is on the move in the eastern United States. Since it was first detected in Berks County, PA, in 2014, it has now been found in scores of counties in…

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Posted September 29, 2021

Wednesday, November 10, 2021: Rat Snakes of North America- Captive Husbandry and More!

RSVP HERE TO GET THE ZOOM DETAILS EMAILED TO YOU: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4511372 The NHSM Herp Club is thrilled to have Chris Montross from Darkhorse Herpetoculture, join us via Zoom from North Carolina to share his passion for rat snakes. The presentation will touch on the variety of rat snakes found in North America, but will focus on…

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Posted September 21, 2021

Wednesday, November 3, 2021: How to start a fossil collection: cleaning, cataloging, labeling, storing, organizing

YOU MUST RSVP HERE TO GET THE ZOOM DETAILS: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4495824 NOTE: This is the November Meeting for the Fossil Club The NHSM Fossil Club is for everyone. Whether you have been collecting all your life, are a professional paleontologist, just started, or have no idea what a fossil is or how to find one. If you…

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Posted September 20, 2021

Wednesday, October 13, 2021: National Fossil Day – Free fossils – fossil experts – fossil fun

The event is free, but we ask that you RSVP – so we know how many kits to prepare to giveaway. https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4495771 Join us to celebrate the National Fossil Day, an annual celebration held to highlight the scientific and educational value of paleontology and the importance of preserving fossils for future generations. Fossils aren’t just interesting…

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Posted September 20, 2021

Saturday, October 16, 2021: Community Science Saturday: The Old Weather Project

RSVP HERE TO GET THE ZOOM DETAILS: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4494975 The Old Weather Project is a community science project where volunteers are asked to transcribe weather data from 19th century ship logs to inform scientific analysis of Earth’s climate and climate change. To date, nearly 21,000 volunteers have transcribed over 7.5 million weather observations. You do not need…

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Posted September 16, 2021

Sunday, September 26, 2021: Swift Night Out

The event is free, but for planning purposes, we ask that you RSVP: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4492882   Natural phenomena are happening all around us. You just need to know where and when to look. The annual chimney swift migration is as massive and incredible as any on earth. These birds travel 6,000 miles between north and south America…

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Posted September 15, 2021

Saturday, November 20, 2021: Field Trip: Fossil Hunting at Dinosaur Park

REGISTER HERE: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4489773 Registration NHSM Fossil Club Member – $5.00 NHSM General Member – $7.00 Join us as we look for dinosaur bones at Maryland ‘s very own Dinosaur Park! This unique site in Laurel, Maryland is part of the Muirkirk Deposits and contains a rare accumulation of fossils from the early Cretaceous period, about…

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Posted September 15, 2021

Thursday, September 30, 2021: NHSM Presents “From Trash to Treasure: Hart-Miller Island State Park” on ZOOM

RSVP HERE TO GET ZOOM DETAILS: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4489336 Join us in learning about one of Maryland’s most unique state parks – Hart-Miller Island. We’ll explore the history of Hart, Miller, and Pleasure Islands, including their transformation from a dredge material containment facility to a one-of-a-kind state park that attracts some of the largest concentrations of migrating shorebirds…

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Posted September 14, 2021

Sunday, November 7, 2021: Field Trip: Fossil Hunting at Stratford Hall

REGISTER HERE: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4490147 Registration Children (16 and under) – $15.00 NHSM Member – $30.00 NHSM Non-Member – $40.00 Fossil Club at Stratford Stratford Cliffs, located in Montross, Virginia (on the south side of the Potomac River, adjacent to Westmoreland State Park) is part of the Stratford Hall plantation owned by four generations of the Lee…

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Posted September 7, 2021

Thursday, December 2, 2021: December 2 2021-‘Daddy Long Legs: The Art and Natural History of the Marvelously Misunderstood Opiliones’ Presented by The Natural History Society of Maryland

RSVP HERE TO RECEIVE THE ZOOM DETAILS: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4473551 From their common names to their bite, the arachnid order Opiliones, also known as “daddy-longlegs” or “harvestmen,” have been historically misunderstood. Opiliones are really common in eastern North America– many people have seen huge clusters of them in the eaves of sheds or outhouses in the summertime. However,…

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Posted September 2, 2021

Sunday, September 19, 2021: September 19 2021: ‘Wild Edible Field Trip: Foraging for Early Fall Plants’ Presented by The Natural History Society of Maryland

  BUY TICKETS HERE: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4475122   Wild edibles offer a variety of health benefits and add unique flavors and textures to your meals. Join Nick Spero for a walk to learn about wild edibles available in the early fall. He’ll show you the plants you can pick and nibble along the way, as well as those…

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Posted August 31, 2021

Thursday, September 23, 2021: Thursday, September 23 2021: Rocking Rodentia presented by The Natural History Society of Maryland (ZOOM)

Rodents comprise the largest order of mammals worldwide, but what exactly makes a rodent a rodent? Learn about the basics of rodent biology and explore the world of rodents, particularly those found in Maryland. From the industrious beaver to the tiny jumping mouse, rodents are diverse and important components of the ecosystem. Speaker Kerry Wixted…

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Posted August 17, 2021

Saturday, August 21, 2021: Lights Out Baltimore: Community Science Saturday presented by the Natural History Society of Maryland

Every 9 seconds a bird dies from colliding with a building. Lights Out Baltimore is a nonprofit project of the Baltimore Bird Club, a local chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society. Our goal is to make Charm City safe for migratory birds by turning out decorative lighting in the city during peak migration seasons, between the hours…

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Posted August 17, 2021

Thursday, August 19, 2021: Natural History Society of Maryland presents ‘The Rise, Fall and Potential Recovery of the American Chestnut Tree’

The American chestnut tree survived all adversaries for 40 million years, then disappeared within 40. The chestnut blight has been called the greatest ecological disaster to strike the world’s forests in all of history. Bruce Levine from the Maryland Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation will tell the story of the tree – its past…

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Posted August 17, 2021

Wednesday, August 25, 2021: NHSM Lep Club presents ‘Photographing Butterflies and Moths: Tips and Tricks’

Butterfly and moth photography can be challenging.  We’ll look at photographic equipment including phones, point-and-shoot cameras and DSLRs, and discuss techniques for getting better pictures. Judy’s Flickr Page: https://www.flickr.com/people/52450054@N04/ Judy Gallagher loves insects and spiders and spends a lot of time documenting them with her camera and macro lens.  She learned butterflies under the expert…

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Posted August 17, 2021

Thursday, August 26, 2021: Natural History Society of Maryland Herp Club presents ‘Nature’s Odd Couple: Spotted Salamanders and Algae’

The spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) provides an opportunity to explore a singularly unique symbiosis in the vertebrate world.  The alga Oophila amblystomatis is found nowhere in the world but inside the spotted salamander embryo. It uses the embryo as a host, absorbing nitrogen and carbon dioxide expelled by the growing salamander, while the salamander benefits from oxygen…

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Posted August 17, 2021

Wednesday, September 1, 2021: NHSM Fossil Club presents ‘Taung: The Nexus of African Palaeoanthropology’

The Taung Child (or Taung Baby) is the fossilized skull of a young Australopithecus africanus. It was discovered in 1924 by quarrymen working for the Northern Lime Company in Taung, South Africa. It has been called “the most important anthropological fossil of the twentieth century”. We are excited to have the opportunity to learn about Taung from one who…

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Posted August 17, 2021

Wednesday, August 18, 2021: NHSM Archaeology Club presents ‘The Caulker’s Houses: African American and White Working Class Folk of 19th Century Fell’s Point, Baltimore’

  The wooden buildings at 612 & 614 S. Wolfe Street were the homes of various families of free African-American ship caulkers during the first half of the 19th century, as well as tailors, laundresses, shopkeepers, and oyster shuckers. The houses represent a unique history of both African-American and white working-class history in 19th-century Baltimore,…

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Posted August 11, 2021

Thursday, August 12, 2021: Invasion Ecology and Community Science – ZOOM

Alien invasions are not the thing of science fiction. Plants and animals have been introduced intentionally and by accident from one part of the world to others. In this presentation Dr. Sara will explain the ecology of invasion and why it is that some alien species are here for centuries before becoming a problem, while…

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Posted August 9, 2021

Sunday, August 1, 2021: Exciting raffle to benefit the Natural History Society of Maryland — a 4″ Megalodon Tooth from the Chesapeake Bay

  This month we are raffling a genuine fossil Megalodon Tooth from Calvert Beach on the Chesapeake Bay valued at $500! And as usual, you also receive a free lifetime membership to the Natural History Society of Maryland.   Every fossil collection needs a killer Megalodon tooth (pun intended). Maybe you know this shark tooth…

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Posted August 5, 2021

Sunday, August 15, 2021: VIRTUAL OPTION Natural History Society of Maryland Shark Fest 2021

  Love sharks, but are unable or apprehensive about joining us in person for Shark Fest 2021, don’t worry, we will bring Shark Fest  (at least the presentation portion of it) to you through Zoom. When you register, you will get the link to the Zoom that will be connected to the presentation room. An…

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Posted August 5, 2021

Sunday, August 15, 2021: Shark Fest 2021 at the Natural History Society of Maryland (6908 Belair Road, Baltimore, MD 21206)

Surviving all major mass extinctions, they have been on earth for 450 million years. They also call Maryland waters home – including the largest shark to have ever lived, the Megalodon. Shark Fest is an annual educational event that celebrates one of the most evolutionarily successful species to ever live. Visitors will learn through hands-on activities, presentations…

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Posted August 2, 2021

Thursday, August 5, 2021: Corals, Fish, and Energy in Maryland – What’s the connection?

Yes Virginia, there are corals in Maryland… The debate about offshore wind power development often targets negative impacts on marine life. But Dr. Bradley Stevens, a Professor of Marine and Environmental Science at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, will explain how new research suggests that it might actually be beneficial. Gorgonian corals called “sea…

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Posted August 2, 2021

Wednesday, August 4, 2021: Plant Evolution Through Geological Time Presented by Natural History Society of Maryland

Take a 2 billion year journey of plants through the fossil record starting with cyanobacteria and algae to the movement of plants out of the sea onto land where the development of woody structures let them move inland and start the “greening of the earth.”  We will look at changes in reproductive methods from spore…

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Posted August 2, 2021

Saturday, August 7, 2021: Lights Out Baltimore: Community Science Saturday

Lights Out Baltimore: Community Science Saturday Every 9 seconds a bird dies from colliding with a building. Lights Out Baltimore is a nonprofit project of the Baltimore Bird Club, a local chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society. Our goal is to make Charm City safe for migratory birds by turning out decorative lighting in the city during…

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Posted July 15, 2021

Nature related used book sale at the Natural History Society of Maryland 7/16 AND 7/17

  6908 Belair Road Baltimore, MD  21206 Members Only, Friday night, July 16 from 5PM to 8PM Open to the public, Saturday, July 17 from 10AM to 1PM   The Natural History Society of Maryland is hosting a book sale. Proceeds support on-going educational programming. Great books at garage sale prices including previously loved: Field…

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Posted May 12, 2021

Purchase a chance to win a $500 Gift Certificate to REI to support the Natural History Society of Maryland

  During these difficult times your support and donations are appreciated as we explore new ways to connect the NHSM community online and to bring you the quality programs you expect from us in other ways. Raffle ticket sales will go toward this effort as well as future programming, care and conservation of our collections,…

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Posted May 6, 2021

Wednesday, May 26, 2021: Extirpated and Endangered Butterflies of Maryland presented by the Natural History Society of Maryland

The State insect of Maryland happens to be endangered in the state. Historically, the species’ distribution in Maryland spanned 15 counties, most of which contained multiple breeding colonies. Today, however, wild colonies are known from only 11 sites in 7 counties. Unfortunately, the checkerspot is not the only species of butterfly in Maryland whose populations…

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Posted May 6, 2021

Thursday, May 27, 2021: Natural History Society of Maryland presents ‘Hypervelocity Impact Cratering on Earth’

Please join Dr. Biren for an exploration and discussion into the fascinating process of impact cratering: How do impact craters form on Earth? Are there different types of impact craters? How many have been discovered on Earth? Why there are so few known craters on Earth compared to the moon? Has Earth had any near…

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Posted May 6, 2021

Sunday, May 23, 2021: World Turtle Day: In-Person Turtle Encounters at the Natural History Society of Maryland (Baltimore, Maryland)

In this first in-person on-site event since the pandemic began, you will get to interact with at least nine species of turtles, learn about ongoing conservation efforts to support turtle populations in Maryland, see select specimens from the NHSM Collections, including the first bog turtle ever found in Maryland in 1940, and have the opportunity…

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Posted May 6, 2021

Thursday, May 20, 2021: Natural History Society of Maryland Presents ‘Bats of Baltimore’

When you think of urban wildlife, critters like rats, pigeons, and raccoons may come to mind – but what about bats? Maryland is home to 10 species of bats. Bats often have a scary reputation but play an important role in ecosystems and face conservation threats. Ela will talk about what led her to study…

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Posted May 6, 2021

Saturday, May 22, 2021: Project Budburst: Community Science Saturday at the Natural History Society of Maryland

Budburst is a community science program of the Chicago Botanic Garden. Budburst observers from all across the country collect and submit data on the timing of seasonal life events in plants (Phenology and Climate), including blooming, fruiting, and autumn leaf color change. This data helps scientists assess and predict the impacts of climate change on…

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Posted May 6, 2021

Wednesday, May 19, 2021: Natural History Society of Maryland presents ‘Songs and Stories of the Susquehanna River’

The NHSM Archaeology Club presents an evening of songs and stories about the Susquehanna River As a kid growing up on Bald Top Mountain above the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania, Van Wagner would look down during times of low water to see a mysterious “V” rising from the bottom, pointing downstream. Later, he learned it…

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Posted April 20, 2021

Thursday, May 6, 2021: NHSM presents ‘Ancient Forests Live: Microscopic Anatomy and the Identification of Wood and Charcoal’

Time travel is possible. By studying fragments of ancient people’s fire pits, wood parts from man made structures, and tools, scientists can reconstruct the species composition, ecology and climatic conditions of the environment from whence they came. During this presentation, Dr. Alden, who has examined wood and charcoal from shipwrecks and archaeological sites; textiles from…

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Posted April 20, 2021

Monday, May 24, 2021: Natural History Society of Maryland presents Meteorological Mondays: Weather, You Like It (Baltimore, Maryland)

This May, Brad Lear is back to teach all about meteorological mayhem. During this four-part series, we will fly into the eye of a hurricane, be swept away by tornadoes, dodge lightening strikes in thunderstorms and rise and fall at the mercy of floods. Brad Lear, is the Baltimore County Coordinator for the Community Collaborative…

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Posted April 20, 2021

Monday, May 17, 2021: Natural History Society of Maryland presents Meteorological Mondays: Weather, You Like It (Baltimore, Maryland)

This May, Brad Lear is back to teach all about meteorological mayhem. During this four-part series, we will fly into the eye of a hurricane, be swept away by tornadoes, dodge lightening strikes in thunderstorms and rise and fall at the mercy of floods. Brad Lear, is the Baltimore County Coordinator for the Community Collaborative…

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Posted April 20, 2021

Monday, May 10, 2021: Natural History Society of Maryland presents Meteorological Mondays: Weather, You Like It (Baltimore, Maryland)

This May, Brad Lear is back to teach all about meteorological mayhem. During this four-part series, we will fly into the eye of a hurricane, be swept away by tornadoes, dodge lightening strikes in thunderstorms and rise and fall at the mercy of floods. Brad Lear, is the Baltimore County Coordinator for the Community Collaborative…

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Posted April 20, 2021

Monday, May 3, 2021: Natural History Society of Maryland presents Meteorological Mondays: Weather, You Like It (Baltimore, Maryland)

This May, Brad Lear is back to teach all about meteorological mayhem. During this four-part series, we will fly into the eye of a hurricane, be swept away by tornadoes, dodge lightening strikes in thunderstorms and rise and fall at the mercy of floods. Brad Lear, is the Baltimore County Coordinator for the Community Collaborative…

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Posted April 20, 2021

Wednesday, May 5, 2021: Natural History Society of Maryland presents ‘Triceratops – The Frill of It All’

With its three horns and large neck frill, Triceratops, is one of the most recognizable dinosaurs. This herbivores date to the last 3 million years of the Cretaceous Period (145.5 mil to 65.5 mil years ago), making it one of the last of the non-avian dinosaurs to have evolved. Join us to learn about the…

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Posted April 4, 2021

Thursday, April 22, 2021: Spend Earth Day with Rachel Carson at the Natural History Society of Maryland

This Earth Day, Rachel Carson is coming to the Natural History Society of Maryland. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet an icon. This leader of the modern environmental movement, has strong ties to Maryland. She obtained a Masters Degree in Zoology from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, worked for the US Fish and Wildlife Service in D.C….

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Posted April 4, 2021

Wednesday, April 28, 2021: Natural History Society of Maryland presents ‘Spirit Photography Fact or Fraud?’

The April meeting of the NHSM Archaeology Club*…. Shortly after the birth of photography and coinciding with the end of the Civil War, curious images began appearing in people’s photographic portraits. These images often included hazy figures hovering in the background, or translucent forms waiting nearby. What was peculiar about these portraits, is that not…

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Posted April 4, 2021

Thursday, April 29, 2021: Natural History Society of Maryland presents ‘Arboretums of Maryland’

Humans are collectors. But how do you collect trees? You plant them. Arboretums are museums of trees; areas where many varieties of trees are grown for research, educational, ornamental and recreational purposes. Join representatives from arboretums* across the state to celebrate Arbor Day (April 30) with this unique tribute to trees. Did you know? The…

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Posted April 4, 2021

Wednesday, April 21, 2021: Natural History Society of Maryland presents iNaturalist Primer: Connect with Nature

Every observation can contribute to biodiversity science, from the rarest butterfly to the most common backyard weed. iNaturalist is a social networking service of naturalists, citizen scientists, and biologists built on the concept of mapping and sharing observations of biodiversity across the globe. iNaturalist helps you identify plants and animals with visually similar suggestions and…

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Posted March 29, 2021

Wednesday, April 7, 2021: NHSM Fossil Club Presents ‘More than Teeth: Megalodon’s Morphology and Ecology’

Megalodon is the biggest shark that has ever existed. Its enormous teeth have become some of the most iconic fossils in paleontology and are found all over the world, including right here in Maryland. These fossils have given scientists unique insights into how this extinct shark lived and fed, capturing the imaginations of generations and…

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Posted March 29, 2021

Thursday, April 8, 2021: Maryland Natural History Society Presents ‘Nutria Eradication in Maryland: How Dogs Saved the Bay’

Nutria (Myocastor coypus), a semi-aquatic, South American rodent was first released into Dorchester County, Maryland in 1943 for the fur trade. Without predator control, these non-native species became invasive and destroyed thousands of acres of wetlands. Efforts to eradicate nutria began in 2002. As of 2018, all of the known nutria populations have been removed…

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Posted March 29, 2021

Saturday, April 10, 2021: Chesapeake Bay SAV Watchers: Community Science Saturday April at Natural History Society of Maryland

Submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV)—also known as underwater grass—plays an essential role in the Bay ecosystem.SAV is sensitive to both positive and negative changes in water quality, and scientists and mangers often look at the status of SAV as an indicator of overall Bay health. Because SAV is such an important component of the Bay ecosystem, the Chesapeake…

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Posted March 29, 2021

Wednesday, April 14, 2021: NHSM Herp Club Presents ‘Herping the Trans-Pecos Region of Texas’

The Trans-Pecos region of Texas can be described as the desert portion of Texas. This region, west of the Pecos River bounded by the Rio Grande on the south and west, is characterized by mountains, desert valleys, sand hills, rough plateaus, and desert brush land. Last summer, NHSM Herp Club member, Russ Rozell went herping in…

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Posted March 29, 2021

Thursday, April 15, 2021: Natural History Society of Maryland Presents “Born” to Float Alone: The Natural History of Plankton

Whoever coined the term, good things come in small packages, must have been thinking about plankton. Though small, they not only support entire food chains, but produce nearly 50% of the world’s oxygen. The word “plankton” comes from the Greek for “drifter” or “wanderer”. Not built for independent movement, these organisms are typically carried laterally by tides,…

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Posted March 19, 2021

Friday, April 2, 2021: Founders’ Day Celebration: Natural History Society of Maryland’s Contributions to Maryland Archaeology

CELEBRATE 91 YEARS OF VITAL NATURAL HISTORY DISCOVERY, RESEARCH, CURATION, AND EDUCATION IN MARYLAND In 1929, a group of men interested in the natural sciences broke away from the Maryland Academy of Sciences and formed the Natural History Society of Maryland. The Society’s Charter was officially signed on April 2nd of that year. Ever since,…

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Posted March 19, 2021

Thursday, April 1, 2021: NHSM Presents “Exploding Stars and You: An Elemental Origin Story”

Hydrogen and helium atoms were made in the big bang, but where did all of the heavier elements come from? They were cooked up in stars and, in some cases, blasted into existence in cataclysmic explosions called supernovae.  For example, the iron in our blood and in our pyrite crystals exists because dead stars called…

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Posted March 19, 2021

Thursday, March 25, 2021: Select Lepidoptera from Vietnam: NHSM Lep Club March Meeting

NHSM Lep Club member, Bob Gardener, will share with us the lepidoptera he found while stationed in Vietnam in 1970-71. NOTE: In Vietnamese culture, the butterfly represents long life. This is because the characters for “butterfly” and “great age” are pronounced the same way: t’ie. The Lep Club, is made up of novice and expert…

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Posted March 19, 2021

Thursday, March 25, 2021: NHSM Presents ‘The Dutch Gap Canal: Where Paleobotany Meets Civil War History’

The Dutch Gap Canal along the James River in Virginia is known as an important place in American history and current palaeobotanical (fossil plants) investigations. Fossils from the site, now in the collections at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC and other museums across the country, are available for study today because…

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Posted February 8, 2021

Thursday, March 18, 2021: NHSM Presents ‘Bonds of Honeydew: Understanding the relationship between Acropyga ants and mealybugs’ (Virtual)

A major question in evolutionary biology is how mutualistic symbioses evolve and remain stable over long periods of time. Classic theory predicts that mutualisms will tend to become parasitic over time, but fossils and molecular dating indicate that some mutualisms have been stable for tens of millions of years. Herder ants, those that tend other…

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Posted February 8, 2021

Thursday, March 4, 2021: NHSM Presents ‘Milking An Aardvark? Learn About the World’s Largest Exotic Milk Repository’ (Virtual)

Understanding milk is central to understanding mammals. The Milk Repository housed in the Department of Nutrition Science at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, is the world’s largest collection of exotic mammal milk, with samples from over 200 species. There are milks with almost no fat (e.g. rhino milk at less than 0.5%) and milks which…

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Posted February 8, 2021

Wednesday, March 10, 2021: Meet -N- Greet: NHSM Archaeology Club (Virtual)

Join us for a virtual meet + greet with fellow members. This is an opportunity to get acquainted with the Archaeology Club,  and find out how you can get the most from your membership in the new year. For fun, we encourage you to set your Zoom background to showcase your favorite aspect of archaeology,…

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Posted January 18, 2021

March 3, 2021: Natural History Society of Maryland Presents ‘Meet the Denisovans, Enigmatic Archaic Cousins to the Neanderthals’

Nine human species walked the Earth 300,000 years ago. Now there is just one. While you may have heard about Neanderthals, you may not know much about their enigmatic cousins, the Denisovans that inhabited Asia. The Denisovans are an extinct species or subspecies of archaic human that ranged across Asia during the Lower and Middle…

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Posted January 18, 2021

February 25, 2021: Natural History Society of Maryland presents Dolphins of the Chesapeake Bay

Little is known about how often dolphins come into the Chesapeake Bay, how long they spend there, what areas they are using and why. The DolphinWatch team has been detecting dolphin calls in the Bay and citizen scientists have reported more than 1,000 dolphin sightings since 2017 on the Chesapeake DolphinWatch mobile app and website….

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Posted January 18, 2021

January 28, 2021: First NHSM Lep Club Meeting of 2021: Insect Potpourri Night

    The Natural History Society of Maryland Lepidoptera Club is kicking of 2021 with a potpourri of stories from members. Past, current, and prospective members are all welcomed to attend. After a brief reintroduction to the group (who we are, what we do, where we go) we will have six,5-minute slots available for members…

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Posted January 11, 2021

February 10, 2021: Salamanders to Rattlesnakes: Herpetology Footwear Innovation—and the Design Behind It presented by NHSM

A presentation of the NHSM Herp Club* Open to all.  The study of herpetofauna is a demanding activity, dictated entirely by the habits and habitats of the animals being studied. In Maryland, a single day in the wilderness may range from trudging through muddy riverbanks, to climbing steep boulder fields. In the face of such…

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Posted January 11, 2021

February 3, 2021: Fossil Show and Tell via Zoom with the Natural History Society of Maryland

*NHSM Fossil Club February Meeting Every fossil tells a story. What’s yours? The next best thing to finding a fossil, is sharing that find with others. At this month’s NHSM Fossil Club meeting, the floor is yours. Pull out your most prized fossil to share its story with others, or share a find that you…

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Posted January 11, 2021

Fundraiser Raffle to Benefit Natural History Society of Maryland – Birds from Past to Present

Flock to our website for a chance to win this bird related raffle! Win a lifetime membership to NHSM (discounts on programs and more!) AND a collection of birds from past to present. This month we are raffling a collection of bird-related objects (value approx. $850) that span millions of years including: A three-volume set of American…

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Posted January 4, 2021

January 16, 2021: Meet Naturalist Aldo Leopold with Natural History Society of Maryland

Considered by many to be the father of wildlife ecology and the United States’ wilderness system, Aldo Leopold was a conservationist, forester, philosopher, educator, writer, and outdoor enthusiast. Among his best-known ideas is the “land ethic,” which calls for an ethical, caring relationship between people and nature. Join Peggy Eppig, the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation,…

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Posted January 4, 2021

February 17, 2021: Research, Conservation and Curation at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory at NHSM

NSHM Archaeology Club* Event – February Field work is only one aspect of archaeology. Rebecca Morehouse, the Curator of State Collections at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (The MAC Lab), will provide a behind the scenes glimpse into the MAC Lab and its research, conservation and curation programs, as well as discuss some of the…

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Posted January 4, 2021

February 18, 2021: Native Orchid Ecology and Conservation presented by Natural History Society of Maryland

North America is home to over 200 orchid species, and more than half are endangered or threatened somewhere in their native range. The North American Orchid Conservation Center (NAOCC), an initiative of the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Botanic Garden, is working to is to secure the genetic diversity of native orchids for future generations. The NAOCC model for orchid…

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Posted January 4, 2021

March 6, 2021: Community Science Saturdays at NHSM: Monarch Butterfly Sampler

The monarch butterfly is one of the most recognizable and well studied butterflies on the planet. Famous for their seasonal migration, millions of monarchs migrate from the United States and Canada south to California and Mexico for the winter the future of these iconic creatures is in danger. Western monarchs have declined by more than…

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Posted January 4, 2021

March 11, 2021: NHSM Presents The Wild Turkey in Maryland: History, Biology, and Management

    Turkeys in Maryland were once abundant. By the early 1900’s they were nearly extirpated, meaning extinct in the state. The restoration of the wild turkey is one of the greatest conservation success stories of all-time. Bob Long, the Wild Turkey and Upland Game Bird Biologist for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, will…

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Posted January 4, 2021

March 24, 2021: NHSM Archaeology Club March Meeting: Excavating the Susquehannocks

NHSM Archaeology Club* March Meeting The past speaks through what we leave behind. This can be actions or artifacts. Up and down the river that was named after them, the Susquehannock planted, traded, hunted, built villages, created art, fought with their neighbors, and welcomed the strange people from afar. Debbie Saylor, curator of Indian Steps…

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Posted January 4, 2021

February 6, 2021: Community Science Saturdays at NHSM: Winter Salt Watch

  Community Science Saturdays Road salt is everywhere during winter months. It keeps us safe on roads and sidewalks, but it can also pose a threat to fish and wildlife as well as human health. Fish and bugs that live in freshwater streams can’t survive in extra salty water. Water treatment plants are not equipped…

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Posted January 4, 2021

February 4, 2021: Overlooked Life History: Butterfly and Moth Overwintering Ecology presented by Natural History Society of Maryland

Many folks notice the more apparent life stage of butterflies and moths that populate the air and foliage in warmer months. But where do these creatures go in the winter when resources are scarce? Karin Burghardt, Assistant Professor in the Entomology Department at the University of Maryland and a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Environmental…

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Posted January 4, 2021

January 21, 2021: So Much More Than Ribbit: Frog Calls of Maryland presented by Natural History Society of Maryland

The vocal range of frogs is quite remarkable. Some chirp. Others can whistle, croak, ribbit, peep, cluck, bark and grunt. Jessica Nelson, the Assistant Curator in the Australia: Wild Extremes and Upland Tropical Rainforest exhibits at the National Aquarium, will cover general amphibian biology and then jump into how and why frogs call, the different…

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Posted January 4, 2021

January 6, 2021: From Caves to Canyons, Searching for Ancient Sharks in Our National Parks presented by Natural History Society of Maryland

The January meeting of the NHSM Fossil Club* welcomes JP Hodnett, Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning Commission Paleontologist,  presenting on Paleozoic Chondrichthyans from the Grand Canyon and Mammoth Cave. New and amazing discoveries of ancient shark fossils have recently been made at two of our nation’s iconic national parks, Mammoth Cave National Park in…

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Posted November 30, 2020

January 28, 2021: Natural History Society of Maryland Herp Club Presents ‘Good Fences Make Good Neighbors: How a University and a Town Came Together to Protect an Endangered Turtle’

Natural History Society of Maryland Herp Club Presents ‘Good Fences Make Good Neighbors: How a University and a Town Came Together to Protect an Endangered Turtle’ The discovery that a population of an endangered turtle was nesting within the historic town of Port Deposit presented everyone involved (university researchers, town residents, and the turtle) with…

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Posted November 30, 2020

January 27, 2021: Natural History Society of Maryland Archaeology Club presents Three Families, Four Centuries: Archaeological Evidence of Ecosystem Alterations

Archeology is the study of human history through material remains. However, there is a scientist in Maryland who is expanding the definition of archeology. Jim Gibb, who directs the Smithsonian Environmental Research Consortium’s Archeology Laboratory, is exploring environmental archaeology on a few hundred acres of the SERC campus in Edgewater, Maryland.  This particular tracts of land…

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Posted November 30, 2020

January 16, 2021: NHSM Presents Every Drop Counts, The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network

Each month, Natural History Society of Maryland (NHSM) will feature a different Citizen Scientist project. CoCoRaHS is a unique, non-profit, community-based network of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail and snow). By using low-cost measurement tools, stressing training and education, and utilizing an interactive Web-site, citizen…

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Posted November 30, 2020

January 14, 2021: The Natural History Society of Maryland Presents Snow Crystal Photomicrography 101

We learn early on in life that every snowflake is different. But did you know that each snowfall has its own signature snow crystal patterns based on temperature and humidity? So says Kathy Hrechka who has been observing, studying, documenting and photographing snow crystals for the past five years. She would set up her microscope,…

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Posted November 30, 2020

January 7, 2021: The Beauty & Magic of Microscopic Minerals with the Natural History Society of Maryland

All nature is beautiful, but microscopic minerals are a part of natural beauty that most people never suspect.  Join Micromounter Hall of Fame 2020 Inductee, Mike Seeds to learn about microminerals and micromounting. Micromineral specimens are typically less than 2 centimeters in size and contain crystals that are commonly less than 1 millimeter in size. At this scale all of…

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Posted November 30, 2020

December 21, 2020: 2nd Date Added — Lichens and the Lichenologists Who Love Them with The Natural History Society of Maryland

It must be the Year of the Lichen. Response has been so overwhelming, we have added a second presentation. Lichen biology is usually only included in basic science textbooks as an example of symbiotic associations between fungi and algae, but they are so much more than that. The study of lichens is highly rewarding, and…

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Posted November 30, 2020

December 12, 2020: The Christmas Bird Count: Overview and Invitation via Zoom with The Natural History Society of Maryland

This year join in the Christmas Bird Count. From December 14 through January 5 each year tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas brave snow, wind, or rain, and take part in this long-standing citizen science project which began in 1900.  Audubon and other organizations use data collected in this long-running wildlife census to…

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Posted November 30, 2020

December 2, 2020: Taking A Bite Out of Shark Teeth via Zoom with the Natural History Society of Maryland

The NHSM Fossil Club Presents Shark Fest 2020 Style Finding a shark tooth that is millions of year’s old is a thrilling experience. But that is only the tip of the tooth. Join us to learn all a shark tooth can tell you, the name of the shark who lost the tooth, what prey the…

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Posted November 1, 2020

December 17, 2020: Natural History Society of Maryland presents ‘Lichens and the Lichenologists Who Love Them’ via ZOOM

Lichen biology is usually only included in basic science textbooks as an example of symbiotic associations between fungi and algae, but they are so much more than that. The study of lichens is highly rewarding, and you do not have to go very far to find them – they are all around you. Natalie Howe…

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Posted November 1, 2020

December 10, 2020: Natural History Society of Maryland presents The Language of Soils, the Poetry of Life

Soil is a living body that tells a story. Once you break the surface, there is quite a bit to learn. Join three young soil scientists to learn the various physical and chemical properties of soil, what makes a soil “fertile,” its role in carbon sequestration, the importance of soil conservation, and the answer to…

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Posted November 1, 2020

December 4, 2020: Love Bugs Watch Party and Behind the Scenes Tour of NHSM’s Entomology Collections

Last year, the Natural History Society of Maryland, in partnership with the Maryland Entomological Society, hosted the premier screening of this award-winning documentary at the museum in Overlea. The response was overwhelming. It was standing room only. While we can’t gather together in person, we can come together virtually. So, grab your popcorn and beverage…

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Posted November 1, 2020

November 12, 2020: NHSM Presents via ZOOM: Extirpated and Introduced Mammals of Maryland

“Tails” of Hello and Good-bye: Extirpated and Introduced Mammals of Maryland Populations of plants and animals in any given environment are always in flux. Change is the only constant. Maryland used to be home to animals that have gone extinct such as the saber-toothed tiger or have been extirpated meaning a local extinction like the…

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Posted November 1, 2020

November 4, 2020: Dino Tracks and the MAGLEV: NHSM Fossil Club November Meeting

The Baltimore–Washington Superconducting Maglev Project is a proposed project connecting the cities of Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., with a 40 mi maglev train system between their respective central business districts. The MAGLEV train project being proposed could have impacts on the paleo resources at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Station and Patuxent Wildlife Research Refuge. …

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Posted October 12, 2020

November 19, 2020: NHSM Herp Club Presents Terrapin Tales with Scott Smith

This is a special presentation in partnership with the NHSM Herp Club. Maryland DNR Wildlife Biologist, Scott Smith, will chart conservation efforts for the terrapin. Presented by Scott Smith.  Scott received a BS in Natural Resources from the University of Rhode Island and a MS in Wildlife Management from Frostburg State University. He is a…

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Posted October 12, 2020

November 29, 2020: Family Fun with Natural History Society of Maryland: Animal Origami, A Personal Paper Menagerie via Zoom

The earliest forms of art created by man were images and sculptures of their animal neighbors. Animals continue to serve as artistic muses for humans. Stretch your art muscles as you create a personal paper menagerie using the ancient art of origami where each series of folds will unfold a new animal including, dinosaur, shark,…

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Posted October 12, 2020

November 22, 2020: Family Fun with Natural History Society of Maryland: Animal Origami, A Personal Paper Menagerie via Zoom

The earliest forms of art created by man were images and sculptures of their animal neighbors. Animals continue to serve as artistic muses for humans. Stretch your art muscles as you create a personal paper menagerie using the ancient art of origami where each series of folds will unfold a new animal including, dinosaur, shark,…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted October 12, 2020

November 15, 2020: Family Fun with Natural History Society of Maryland: Animal Origami, A Personal Paper Menagerie via Zoom

The earliest forms of art created by man were images and sculptures of their animal neighbors. Animals continue to serve as artistic muses for humans. Stretch your art muscles as you create a personal paper menagerie using the ancient art of origami where each series of folds will unfold a new animal including, dinosaur, shark,…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted October 12, 2020

November 8, 2020: Family Fun with Natural History Society of Maryland: Animal Origami, A Personal Paper Menagerie via Zoom

The earliest forms of art created by man were images and sculptures of their animal neighbors. Animals continue to serve as artistic muses for humans. Stretch your art muscles as you create a personal paper menagerie using the ancient art of origami where each series of folds will unfold a new animal including, dinosaur, shark,…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted October 12, 2020

November 23, 2020: Edible Insects: An Introduction to Entomophagy Zoom presentation from Natural History Society of Maryland

  This Thanksgiving, why not spice up the traditional menu with some insects. Entomophagy is the consumption of insects as a human food source. Are you ready to have crickets on your salad or mealworms in your burger? This could be the future of the human diet as insects play an increasing role in providing…

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Posted October 12, 2020

November 13, 2020: NHSM Archaeology Club Open November Meeting: Glen Ellen Castle

NHSM Archaeology Club is making history. Learn about the first archaeological site survey conducted by the club, the Glen Ellen Castle in Loch Raven Reservoir done in conjunction with the Baltimore City Environmental Police and Maryland Historical Trust. Natural History Society of Maryland’s Archaeology Club promotes the value of archaeology in Baltimore City, Baltimore County,…

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Posted October 12, 2020

November 5, 2020: The Natural History Society of Maryland presents: The Big Small World of Honey Bees

A look inside the year of a commercial beekeeper and other apicultural insights with Nathan Reid. From Hawaii to Michigan, Washington to Florida, and along the East Coast Nathan has  gathered over a decade of beekeeping experience, including: Queen rearing, honey production, commercial pollination, data collection, teaching and research. The last 4 years he has…

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Posted October 5, 2020

October 19, 2020: Enslaved Families of Eutaw Farm in Baltimore: Natural History Society of Maryland Archaeology Club Open October Meeting via Zoom

Since 2015, archaeologists and volunteers with the Herring Run Archaeology Project have investigated the site of Eutaw Farm, a nineteenth-century estate located in the heart of present-day northeast Baltimore.  In the last year, we’ve made major breakthroughs in our research into the enslaved families who lived at Eutaw, allowing us to make tangible connections between…

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Posted October 5, 2020

October 24, 2020: Wildlife Drawing Workshop with Natural History Society of Maryland

Memorable drawing classes with real animals (goats, turkeys, and chickens), inspiring a closer connection and a compassion for the natural world. Everyone is welcome to this relaxed and friendly class. The class will begin with some basic hints on how to draw animals from life with creative guidance available to anyone that needs it. You…

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Posted October 5, 2020

October 30, 2020: Natural History Scares and Tales for Halloween with NHSM via ZOOM

They say that truth is scarier than fiction. Natural History Society of Maryland(NHSM) is ready to prove them right. Join us for an (adult) evening of Halloween fun, Natural History style with Stomach-Churning Stories of Science Gone Wrong about a young physicist, a monkey head and a bucket of plaster by scientist and professional storyteller…

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Posted September 23, 2020

October 29, 2020: The Science of Spider Webs: Silk biology from DNA to fiber with the Natural History Society of Maryland via ZOOM

They are iconic. But what do you really know about spider webs? Join us for a deep dive into one of the most fascinating substances on earth. Just in time for Halloween. Orb weaving spiders make up to 7 different types of silk, each with their own unique uses and properties. The DNA that encodes…

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Posted September 23, 2020

October 27, 2020: Playing Mind Games: How microbes make zombies of their insect hosts with the Natural History Society of Maryland via ZOOM

Zombies are real. This Halloween, join entomologist Michael Raupp to explore how tiny microbes, fungi, parasitic worms, and viruses exert mind control over their hapless insect hosts. By altering and exploiting normal behaviors of their hosts, these clever organisms increase their own chances of survival. Mike Raupp is a professor of entomology and an extension…

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Posted September 23, 2020

October 15, 2020: Fern Ecology and ID with the Natural History Society of Maryland via ZOOM

Ferns are among the oldest plants on Earth, and first appeared in the fossil record over 360 million years ago, more than two and half times earlier than flowering plants. With over 10,500 species worldwide, ferns are a significant component of our ecosystems. Yet, to many of us, including plant lovers, these ancient, non-flowering vascular…

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Posted September 9, 2020

October 22, 2020: Unlocking the Mysteries and Marvels of Bird Migration ZOOM Natural History Society of Maryland Presentation

Humans utilize technology in amazing ways to travel near and far. GPS can help us find any place on earth, planes take us to far away lands, and cars allow us to roam freely. Without these things we would not be able to venture far from home. Now imagine flying 3,000 miles with no rest,…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted September 3, 2020

December 5, 2020: Maryland Bald Eagle Nest Monitoring Program ZOOM Workshop with Natural History Society of Maryland

The recovery of our national symbol, the Bald Eagle, is considered one of the greatest conservation successes of the 20th century. From an all-time low of 44 nesting pairs in the state in 1977, more than 1,200 pairs currently breed in Maryland. Today, the Chesapeake Bay region is home to the largest concentrations of Bald…

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Posted September 3, 2020

Win a chance for a guides fossil hunting trip and a lifetime membership to the Natural History Society of Maryland!

During these difficult times your support and donations are appreciated as we explore new ways to connect the NHSM community online and to bring you the quality programs you expect from us in other ways. Raffle ticket sales will go toward this effort as well as future programming, care and conservation of our collections, and…

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Posted September 3, 2020

October 22, 2020: Unlocking the Mysteries and Marvels of Bird Migration ZOOM Natural History Society of Maryland Presentation

  Humans utilize technology in amazing ways to travel near and far. GPS can help us find any place on earth, planes take us to far away lands, and cars allow us to roam freely. Without these things we would not be able to venture far from home. Now imagine flying 3,000 miles with no…

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Posted September 3, 2020

Natural History Society of Maryland presents via ZOOM ‘Unlocking the Mysteries and Marvels of Bird Migration’

Unlocking the Mysteries and Marvels of Bird Migration Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:00pm to 8pm To register, follow this link: https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/events/event/unlocking-the-mysteries-and-marvels-of-bird-migration/   Humans utilize technology in amazing ways to travel near and far. GPS can help us find any place on earth, planes take us to far away lands, and cars allow us to roam…

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Posted September 3, 2020

October 8, 2020: Minds in the Gutter: Urban Leaf Litter and Stream Health ZOOM presentation by Natural History Society of Maryland

Contrary to popular belief, in most urban areas the tree canopy is significant. Most leaves drop in the fall, and find their way into storm drains and into streams, providing a large “gutter subsidy” of organic matter and nutrients to aquatic ecosystems.  This organic carbon takes many forms and is used by stream organisms throughout…

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Posted September 3, 2020

Minds in the Gutter: Urban Leaf Litter and Stream Health ZOOM presentation by Natural History Society of Maryland

Thursday, October 8, 2020 7PM to 8PM   Contrary to popular belief, in most urban areas the tree canopy is significant. Most leaves drop in the fall, and find their way into storm drains and into streams, providing a large “gutter subsidy” of organic matter and nutrients to aquatic ecosystems.  This organic carbon takes many…

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Posted September 3, 2020

September 10, 2020: Natural History Society of Maryland ZOOM presentation, Projectile Points: Pocket-Sized Pieces of the Past

Join archaeologists and NHSM curators, Lisa Kraus and Jason Shellenhamer to check out (3D!) examples of spear and arrow points from the NHSM collections and discuss what they can tell us about people in the past. The NHSM collection represents sites from all over the country, and spans over 12,000 years of human history. Although…

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Posted September 3, 2020

October 1, 2020: Tune in to learn about the clubs at the Natural History Society of Maryland

“Clubapalooza” ZOOM Intro to Natural History Society of Maryland Clubs The realm of natural history is vast. The Natural History Society of Maryland, established in 1929, is dedicated to natural history in all its various forms, from botany to mineralogy, astronomy to microbiology, and everything else in between. If you want to learn a little…

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Posted August 13, 2020

August 18, 2020: Natural History Society of Maryland: Whose Singing In Your Backyard – 2020 Cricket Crawl How To

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Citizen Scientists, lend me your ears. Who is singing in your neighborhood on these warm, late summer evenings? Lots of crickets and katydids! Find out about these insect singers and learn how to distinguish the calls of six different commonly occurring species that will be the target of Friday’s Cricket Crawl, a…

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Posted August 13, 2020

September 10, 2020: Natural History Society of Maryland presents: Projectile Points: Pocket-Sized Pieces of the Past

Join archaeologists and NHSM curators, Lisa Kraus and Jason Shellenhamer to check out (3D!) examples of spear and arrow points from the NHSM collections and discuss what they can tell us about people in the past. The NHSM collection represents sites from all over the country, and spans over 12,000 years of human history. Although…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted August 13, 2020

September 17, 2020: Natural History Society of Maryland Presents: Intro to Maryland Fossils and Fossil Hunting

What is a fossil? How do they form? How can you find your own? All these questions and more will be answered in this brief introduction to Maryland’s rich fossil record by avid fossil hunter Mason Hintermeister. Q and A Session will follow the presentation. The suggested donation for this event is $5. NHSM understands…

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Posted August 13, 2020

September 2, 2020: Natural History Society of Maryland: Open Fossil Club Presentation: Megalodon Evolution

Natural History Society of Maryland’s Fossil Club is a group of novice and more experienced collectors who meet to exchange knowledge and help with fossil identification, discuss fossil locations, as well as other fossil related topics.  Monthly meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month at the Natural History Society of Maryland, prior to…

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Posted August 11, 2020

August 20, 2020: Natural History Society of Maryland: The Science of Poop

In science, poop is called scat. The study of poop is called scatology. Looking at scat gives scientists a lot of information about animal populations, health, and the health of the environment. Join environmental educator, Bronwyn Strong in an online interactive workshop designed to give kids ages 6-13 the scoop on poop. During the workshop,…

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Posted August 11, 2020

August 13, 2020: What “Shell” We Learn Tonight? – A Sea Shell Q + A

In the next Ask and Expert Q&A, NHSM’s invertebrate curator and BCCC instructor, Fred Paraskevoudakis, will discuss how sea shells are made and why, what sea shells are most common in the Mid-Atlantic, and what role sea shells play in our environment. Dust off those shells you may have lying about, or that you just…

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Posted August 11, 2020

Natural History Society of Maryland: 2020 Photo Safari

The natural history of Maryland is waiting for you to explore and discover – socially distanced. The Natural History Society of Maryland has created a scavenger hunt to encourage you to get out in nature. There are 100 total points available. Some points will be easy to earn – others more difficult. Upon registration, you…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted August 5, 2020

Natural History Society of Maryland August Raffle: Maryland Fossil Set

The Natural History Society is having a raffle this month! Support the NHSM while having the chance to win a Lifetime Membership to the NHSM and a Maryland Fossil set. Tickets are only $5 each–buy now because the drawing is limited to only 2,000 tickets! https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/raffle/ During these difficult times your support and donations are appreciated as…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted July 20, 2020

August 27, 2020: The Natural History Society of Maryland: Just “Wingin” It – A Virtual Feather Q&A

What can you put in your cap, knock someone over with, ruffle and smooth, write a letter with, sleep under, and publicly humiliate with? Feathers. In NHSM’s next Ask and Expert Q&A session, learn about one of the most complex non-living structures on earth. Master Naturalist, Anne Walker will cover some basics including feather anatomy,…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted July 20, 2020

August 13, 2020: The Natural History Society of Maryland: What “Shell” We Learn Tonight? – A Sea Shell Q&A

In the next Ask and Expert Q&A, NHSM’s invertebrate curator and BCCC instructor, Fred Paraskevoudakis, will discuss how sea shells are made and why, what sea shells are most common in the Mid-Atlantic, and what role sea shells play in our environment. Dust off those shells you may have lying about, or that you just…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted July 20, 2020

August 6, 2020: Natural History Society of Maryland Virtual Presentation: Reptile Husbandry Basics and Common Pitfalls

Have you or someone in your household dreamed of caring for a snake, turtle, or lizard – but felt intimidated or never had the time? This could be the opportunity of a lifetime. Join herpetologist and NHSM Curator, and home reptile keeper, Tom Scollins via Zoom to learn Reptile Husbandry Basics and Common Pitfalls.  Taking on the care…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted July 20, 2020

July 30, 2020: Science You Can Eat: Blue Crabs Virtual dissection with the Natural History Society of Maryland

Sitting down to a plate of steamed blue crabs is a Chesapeake tradition. Finally being able to pick your own crabs is a right of passage that kids both desire and dread. Most of the time when we consume meat, what is on the plate bears little to no resemblance of the animal from whence…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted July 20, 2020

July 23, 2020: The Natural History Society of Maryland: A Virtual Overview of Maryland Geology with Martin Schmidt

Join Martin Schmidt for a broad look at the billion-year geologic history of Maryland and the resulting geology & landforms we see today across the state, especially in the Baltimore region.  He will demonstrate a website where you can investigate the geology around the state, and we can discuss questions you might have.  Note the…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted July 6, 2020

Support the Natural History Society of Maryland AND win a crab feast!

You know what makes summer complete?   A CRAB FEAST!!!   To win an opportunity to win a bushel of crabs, 5 pounds of steamed shrimp, and a case of beer PLUS support the Natural History Society of Maryland, our Belair Road neighbor, purchase raffle tickets at https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/raffle/ before July 31st. This summer we are…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted June 15, 2020

Support the Natural History Society AND win a guided wild edible walk for you and 5 friends!

Win a lifetime membership to NHSM (discounts on programs and more!) AND an exclusive wild edible group outing with Nick Spero! Purchase your tickets here: https://www.marylandnature.org/raffle/. Only $5 per raffle ticket and buying more than one ticket increases your chances of winning! We will announce the winner on 6/30, stay tuned for an announcement. Your donation…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted March 5, 2020

April 16, 2020: Digging Into The Chemistry of Sand (Balitimore, MD)

Sand is a loose granular material blanketing the beaches, riverbeds and deserts of the world. Composed of different materials that vary depending on location, sand comes in an array of colors including white, black, green and even pink. But that is just the tip of the sand dune. Join a chemist from the Army Research…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted March 5, 2020

April 16, 2020: NHSM Members Only Night–Insects in the Food System (Baltimore, MD)

Membership has its privileges. Throughout the year, NHSM offers FREE programs just for members. This April we invite you to come and enjoy light refreshments while you mix and mingle with fellow natural history enthusiasts.  Biotrophics is a bio/ag-tech company seeking to discover and apply the power of the insect for the benefit of humanity…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 27, 2020

March 29, 2020: NATURE CONNECTIONS: Outside Your Window (Baltimore, MD)

We hope you’ll join us for our Nature Connections series.  Nature Connections is full of surprising and interesting facts about the world around us.  This free family friendly program is for nature enthusiasts of all ages. Themes vary monthly, registration is recommended and there is always a craft.  Bring out your inner scientist with the…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 13, 2020

May 2, 2020: Rock Swap 2020 (Baltimore, MD)

Calling All Rockhounds!!!! A Rock Swap is an informal way for Rockhounds to come together to show, sell and trade their stuff. As it suggests, sometimes people simply trade their items for those that another trader brings. Other times, things are bought and sold in a normal buyer seller exchange. Sometimes people come just to…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 10, 2020

March 19, 2020: Paleozoic Sharks across the United States–Members Only Night (Baltimore, MD )

Membership has its privileges. Throughout the year, NHSM offers FREE programs just for members. This March we invite you to come and enjoy light refreshments while you peruse a collection of shark fossils and mix and mingle with fellow natural history enthusiasts.  John-Paul Hodnett has spent most of his life searching for and finding the…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 30, 2020

February 23, 2020: Nature Connections: Iron (Baltimore, MD )

NATURE CONNECTIONS: Iron We hope you’ll join us for our Nature Connections series.  Nature Connections is full of surprising and interesting facts about the world around us.  This free family friendly program is for nature enthusiasts of all ages. Themes vary monthly, registration is recommended and there is always a craft.  Bring out your inner…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted December 18, 2019

January 26, 2020: NATURE CONNECTIONS: Skulls and Teeth (Baltimore, MD)

SKULLS & TEETH NATURE CONNECTIONS IS BACK!!   We hope you’ll join us! Come meet some local experts at the Natural History Society of Maryland for a fun afternoon learning about the most fascinating and informative part of the body, the skull! Skulls give clues on an animal’s dietary habits (food chains), predator/prey relationships, anatomy, biology,…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted October 24, 2019

(Baltimore, MD) NATURE CONNECTIONS: Trees

NATURE CONNECTIONS: Trees At this months free Nature Connections we will be exploring trees! Did you know that different parts of a tree grow at different times throughout the year. Typically, most of the foliage growth happens in the spring, followed by trunk growth in the summer and root growth in the fall and winter.  …

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted October 8, 2019

(Baltimore, MD) **Canceled**NATURE CONNECTIONS: Slime at The Natural History Society**Canceled**

  NATURE CONNECTIONS: Slime Did you know that frogs can breathe through their skin?  It wouldn’t be possible without their thick layer of mucus!  Come discover the fascinating and gross world of slime by visiting with these and other amazing creatures at the NHSM’s October Nature Connections. Nature Connections is full of surprising and interesting…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted August 27, 2019

(Baltimore, MD) Nature Connections: Life of the Forest Floor

NATURE CONNECTIONS: Life of the Forest Floor During a woodland stroll, we seldom stop to study the world beneath our feet.  Come discover this specialized habitat of the forest floor with the whole family through activities and crafts.   Nature Connections are free and are designed for Nature Enthusiasts of all ages! This Nature Connections…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted August 12, 2019

(Middle River, MD) NHSM Canoe Trip: Watersheds Explained

Register Here: https://marylandnature.org/events/ Watersheds explained…how it’s all connected: Do you know how many square miles the Chesapeake Bay’s watershed is? Or how many states are within its boundaries? Come join naturalist Missy Lauterbach in exploring the beautiful, marshy waterways of Dundee Creek, one of the prettiest tributaries and learn about how this wonderful watershed works!…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted August 7, 2019

(Middle River, MD) Canoe Trip (morning paddle): Watersheds Explained

Please follow this link to register for this trip: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-3509490 Watersheds explained…how it’s all connected: Do you know how many square miles the Chesapeake Bay’s watershed is? Or how many states are within its boundaries? Come join naturalist Missy Lauterbach in exploring the beautiful, marshy waterways of Dundee Creek, one of the prettiest tributaries and…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted August 1, 2019

Natural History Society of Maryland August Fossil Club Meeting

Presentation by David Bohaska on the Fossils of Calvert Cliffs Since 1989, David Bohaska has worked at the Smithsonian in the Department of Paleobiology as a Research Assistant and Collections Manager where he works with his specialty, collecting fossil marine mammals. He has his B.A. in Geology from Rutgers and Masters in Biology from UCLA….

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted August 1, 2019

Natural History Society of Maryland Canoe Trip (morning paddle): Conservation on the Creek

  Who wouldn’t love a relaxing morning on the water? Come join naturalist Missy Lauterbach in exploring the beautiful, marshy waterways of Dundee Creek. Witness which birds frequent this abundant haven and learn about their different fishing techniques. Watch the minnows scatter as you glide over their nurseries. Spot the slough of a young blue…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted July 29, 2019

NATURE CONNECTIONS: Soil Smarts

Photo Credit: Josh Larios   NATURE CONNECTIONS: Soil Smarts Soil is the uppermost layer of the Earth’s crust in which land plants grow. Come get your hands dirty as we dive into soil activities!  We will determine soil texture, assess soil structure, and measure pH. Feel free to bring a soil sample from your yard…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted July 8, 2019

NHSM Archaeology Club Field Trip: Antietam National Battlefield

Jason Shellenhamer will regale Archaeology Club members on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, with tales about his experiences as a professional archaeologist digging at Antietam National Park. We will journey through the park to various spots to get ‘behind the scenes’ stories of how history is being preserved at Antietam. We will learn the importance of…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted July 8, 2019

Nature Connections at the Natural History Society of Maryland- Wings and Things

Photo Credit: Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren  During this month’s Nature Connections we will turn our attention to the vibrant world of butterflies and moths.  Join us as we explore the Natural History Society’s extensive collection of these amazing creatures and learn from the experts about transforming your own backyard by creating butterfly friendly spaces. …

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Job in Chesapeake Network

Posted July 3, 2019

Part-time Outdoor Program Coordinator- The Natural History Society of Maryland

The Natural History Society of Maryland (NHSM) is looking for an Outdoor Program Coordinator to organize, schedule, and advertise their outdoor programs. The ideal person for this position will have good organizational skills, love interacting with people, and have a strong desire to connect people to the natural world. He/she will have good computer skills…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted July 3, 2019

Life on the Seafloor- The Natural History Society of Maryland

Life on the seafloor is just as complicated as it is on land, just more difficult to see.  Learn the fascinating strategies gastropods, wormsand sponges have developed to survive. $10 NHSM Members $15 Non-Members Registration is Required: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-3400574  Presented By: Tom Piscitelli has a wide range of interests in both living and fossil organisms as well as in geology, rocks, minerals and crystals. He has talked about…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted July 3, 2019

Bees of Maryland- Natural History Society of Maryland

Did you know that there are approximately 4000 species of bees in the United States, 800 species east of the Mississippi River, and over 400 species in Maryland?  Little is known about the populations of most of these species.  In 2009, Gene Scarpulla conducted a yearlong survey of the bees on Hart-Miller Island to increase…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted July 3, 2019

CANCELLED _ Get to know these fascinating marine creatures: Brachiopods and Bivalves- Natural History Society of Maryland

CANCELLED Get to know these fascinating marine creatures: Brachiopods and Bivalves $10 NHSM Members $15 Non-Members Register Here: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-3405648 Presented By: Tom Piscitelli has a wide range of interests in both living and fossil organisms as well as in geology, rocks, minerals and crystals. He has talked about various subjects at both schools and at…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted July 3, 2019

Put a Pin In It: Insect Collecting Short Course

Insects are among the most interesting and adaptable creatures on planet Earth. Making an insect collection is the best way to get to know the insects. Join entomologist, Jim Young in this hands-on, two-part entomology seminar to learn the various techniques used to catch, preserve and mount insects. For more information about collecting insects, CLICK HERE. PART I –…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted July 3, 2019

Sharkfest- Natural History Society of Maryland

                                                                                             Photo Credit: Jeff Kubina  https://flic.kr/p/cCRXh Sharkfest To attend this…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted June 14, 2019

Draw with Horses – Natural History Society of Maryland

  Join Brittany Roger, animal artist and founder of the Drawing Zoo, at Safe Haven Equine Warriors for an unforgettable day with baby horse, Little Miss Sunshine “Sunny” and her mother. We will get a tour of Safe Haven Farm and the opportunity to meet many of the wonderful horses under Director, Tina Snyder’s care….

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Job in Chesapeake Network

Posted June 10, 2019

Part-time Field Trip Assistant for Natural History Society of Maryland

Part-time Field Trip Assistant The Natural History Society of Maryland (NHSM) is a mostly volunteer run non-profit dedicated to conserving Maryland’s natural heritage and educating its citizens on the natural sciences. We offer a wide range of field trips in Maryland and, occasionally, other parts of the mid-Atlantic region. Our field trips are led by…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted June 3, 2019

NATURE CONNECTIONS: Wild Edibles

Photo Credit: Julie Falk https://www.flickr.com/photos/piper/6105054130 NATURE CONNECTIONS: Wild Edibles Have you ever wondered what plants you could eat? At this months free Nature Connections we will be exploring wild edibles.  Anyone can find, prepare, and enjoy wild foods with proper training and enough time. Come to the Natural History Society of Maryland and meet some…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted May 23, 2019

CANCELLED – Natural History Society of Maryland: Aquatic Insects Workshop

Due to lack of sign-ups Sunday’s workshop has been cancelled. Saturday is still a go! If you’d like to sign up please register on our website: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-3414698 or email Emily for more info: eglaeser@marylandnature.org Explore life underwater as we investigate aquatic insects and their connection to the health of our streams. Dr. Ken Belt will…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted May 23, 2019

Natural History Society of Maryland: Aquatic Insects Workshop

Explore life underwater as we investigate aquatic insects and their connection to the health of our streams. Dr. Ken Belt will present, “Urbanization in the 1800’s Stream Ecology” which will follow the history and evolution of an urban reservoir and its watershed, the legacies of pollution, and a look at live aquatic insects from urban…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted May 23, 2019

Natural History Society of Maryland: Bird Walk at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Join us for a birding field trip at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary with Pete Givan! Jug Bay consists of 1,700 acres of open water, tidal freshwater marshes, forested wetlands, upland and riparian forest, creeks, meadows, pine and sand barrens, and fields along the eastern shore of the Patuxent River. Since we are doing this walk…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted May 23, 2019

CANCELLED – Natural History Society of Maryland: Bird Walk at Piney Run Park

This field trip has been cancelled. It’s going to be too hot for us…and the birds! Please consider joining us at Jug Bay on 8/17 for another bird walk with Pete: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-3420078. Crossing fingers the weather cooperates! ——————— Join us for a birding field trip at Piney Run Park with Pete Givan! Piney Run’s lake is…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted May 20, 2019

Natural History Society of Maryland: Peregrine Falcons of Baltimore

Get a close-up look at the fastest animals on the planet! A pair of peregrine falcons have been nesting in the eaves of a historic water tower in downtown Baltimore, giving observers a close view of these iconic raptors. On this trip, if we’re lucky, we’ll see the juvenile falcons as they start to branch…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted May 10, 2019

CANCELLED – Natural History Society of Maryland: Explore Maryland’s Coastal Bays – A Restoration Tour

This event  has been cancelled. —– Come join us on the beautiful Eastern Shore for a fun-filled day of learning about local restoration projects and hands-on scientific sampling. The Maryland Coastal Bays Program will provide a tour of two innovative restoration properties, Lizard Hill and the Bishopville Dam Removal. Lizard Hill is a 20-acre created…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted May 10, 2019

CANCELLED – Natural History Society of Maryland: Chesapeake Gold: Ecology of the Eastern Oyster

Unfortunately, we’ve had to cancel this event. Keep an eye out later in the year for another visit to AMM! —————–   A tiny mud crab scurries about in search of food, American eels burrow deep into the folds, and a green goby lays its eggs inside an empty shell. Oyster reefs of the Chesapeake…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted May 7, 2019

National History Society of Maryland’s Annual Victorian Gala

The Natural History Society of Maryland is presenting its second annual fundraising gala on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This year’s theme is superstition! Join us to learn about the archaeology and history of superstitions in Maryland, how superstitions changed our relationships with the natural world, and how science can…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted April 24, 2019

NATURE CONNECTIONS: Streams

At this week’s free Nature Connections we will be bringing the stream indoors!  Join us for an exciting afternoon where we will take an in-depth look at streams by examining how urban infrastructure affects a stream’s health and biology.  View a variety of live aquatic insects under a microscope and discover how living in different…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted April 18, 2019

Forensic Entomology: Insects as Silent Witnesses

The study of insects on the postmortem body can yield a wealth of information in criminal cases. Dr. David Rivers, renowned forensic entomologist, will provide an overview of the discipline and then get into ways in which insects have been used in medico-criminal matters, especially homicides, neglect and abuse, and toxicology. David Rivers is Professor…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted April 18, 2019

Community Bird Banding

Baltimore Foodparks Community Bird Banding Demonstration Join us to learn about the life of a conservation biologist. Discover opportunities to see birds up close and to participate in community science presented by Baltimore Foodparks in collaboration with the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center!  Observe conservation research first hand!  Get an up-close look at wild…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Program in Chesapeake Network

Posted April 13, 2019

Entomology 101

This 22-hour course is designed as an introduction to insects and their allies in which you will learn morphological and anatomical adaptations, evolution, classification, identification, ecology, social applications, epidemiology and medical applications. Laboratory and field activities include sampling, specimen preparation, and identification investigations. · Identify terrestrial arthropods to Class by visual inspection. · Identify insects…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted April 12, 2019

Natural History Society of Maryland: Annual Victorian Gala

The Natural History Society of Maryland is presenting its second annual fundraising gala on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Please register to attend. This year’s theme is superstition! Join us to learn about the archaeology and history of superstitions in Maryland, how superstitions changed our relationships with the natural world,…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted April 4, 2019

FIELD TRIP IS FULL – Natural History Society of Maryland: Peregrine Falcons of Baltimore

Get a close-up look at the fastest animals on the planet! A pair of peregrine falcons has been nesting in the eaves of a historic water tower in downtown Baltimore, giving observers a close view of these iconic raptors. The pair fledged three young last year, and we’re hoping for another successful breeding season in…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted April 4, 2019

Natural History Society of Maryland: Learn to use iNaturalist

Baltimore is participating in the City Nature Challenge (CNC) again this year! The CNC is an annual friendly competition among cities across the globe to find and document plants and wildlife over a four-day period (April 26 – April 29) using the iNaturalist app. The Natural History Society of Maryland would like to make sure you…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted March 30, 2019

What the Cluck? Chickens from Jungle Bird to Backyard Pet

Humans and chickens have been interacting for nearly 10,000 years. However, it wasn’t until the year 1,000 when chickens became a regular source of food, and 1948 when they became a staple of the American diet. Come learn about the animal that Jane Goodall credits with kickstarting her lifetime journey as a naturalist when Bronwyn Mitchell-Strong shares stories from…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted March 30, 2019

DIY Dissect It Yourself Family Lab – Oysters and Squid

Discover anatomy and organ function with these family friendly once a month hands-on dissections. Parents and children will work together to dissect the plant or food-grade animal. Spaces are limited. Oysters and Squid (>2nd Grade) Learn the anatomy, physiology and the wonders of these soft-bodied marine animals. The Natural History Society of Maryland is a volunteer-led non-profit…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted March 30, 2019

Maryland Amphibian and Reptile Atlas Book Launch

Maryland Amphibians and Reptiles Atlas Release Party for Save the Frogs Day Overlea, MD April 27, 2019: To celebrate Save the Frogs Day, the Natural History Society of Maryland, Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Johns Hopkins Press are heralding the publication of The Maryland Amphibian and Reptile Atlas at a reception from 2:00-4:00pm on…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted March 26, 2019

The Natural History Society of Maryland: Behind the Scenes Tour of the Calvert Marine Museum

We are very lucky to have the opportunity to tour behind the scenes at the Calvert Marine Museum! John Nance, Paleontology Collections Manager for the museum will show us where the collections are prepped and curated; and where plastered jacketed specimens are brought to the lab for scientific studies or potential display. After our tour,…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted March 26, 2019

NATURE CONNECTIONS: Bird Friendly Communities

NATURE CONNECTIONS: Bird Friendly Communities At this week’s free Nature Connections we will be learning all about creating bird friendly communities. When we create greenspaces in our urban environments such as landscapes with native plants and adopting architecture and lighting systems that reduce collisions, we can provide the greatest benefit to breeding birds and migrants…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted March 21, 2019

NATURE CONNECTIONS: Amphibian Day!

Come join the NHSM’s Herpetology Club, the Maryland Zoo, and the National Aquarium to learn about amphibians.  At this free Nature Connections we will get to see first hand what amphibians use vernal pools and Kevin Barrett will be presenting about the International Golden Frog breeding project at the Maryland Zoo.  There will be live…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted March 19, 2019

Natural History Society of Maryland: Learn to use iNaturalist

Baltimore is participating in the City Nature Challenge (CNC) again this year! The CNC is an annual friendly competition among cities across the globe to find and document plants and wildlife over a four-day period (April 26 – April 29) using the iNaturalist app. The Natural History Society of Maryland would like to make sure…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted March 12, 2019

FIELD TRIP IS FULL – Natural History Society of Maryland: Looking for Fossils at Stratford Cliffs

We are returning to Stratford Cliffs for some fossil hunting and hope you can join us! Stratford Cliffs, located in Montross, Virginia (on the south side of the Potomac River, adjacent to Westmoreland State Park) is part of the Stratford Hall plantation owned by four generations of the Lee family (and is now cared for…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted March 12, 2019

Maryland Entomological Society (MES) March 2019 Meeting

The Maryland Entomological Society’s 327th regular meeting will be held Friday, March 15th at 8:00 p.m., in Room 004 (one floor below the street level) in the Biological Sciences Building at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). All are welcome! Bring a friend and specimens, observations, and books to share! Refreshments will be provided. The…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted March 8, 2019

Natural History Society of Maryland: Beginner’s Bird Walk at Lake Roland

In this beginners’ bird watching field trip to Lake Roland we will cover basic bird watching strategies and the ID-ing process. We will also keep our eyes peeled for other wildlife along the way during this peaceful morning stroll! What to bring: Bring your field guides and binoculars. Let’s learn together! Location: Lake Roland [We…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 26, 2019

NATURE CONNECTIONS: Primitive Technology

Nature Connections: Primitive Technology Join us for a fun afternoon of hands-on primitive skills technology: using only natural materials found in the wild to produce hand-made essential elements of survival. This Nature Connections will focus on manipulating natural objects with traditional skills to provide an understanding of the origin of modern technologies while also deepening…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 26, 2019

FIELD TRIP IS FULL – Natural History Society of Maryland: Vernal Pool Night Walk

Join us at a vernal pool in northern Baltimore County! We will spend the evening searching for critters that leave their comfortable winter hideouts to engage in their spring nuptials. They include Wood Frogs, Spotted Salamanders, Red-spotted Newts, and of course, Spring Peepers. And there are plenty of other species to see at night in…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 26, 2019

FIELD TRIP IS FULL – Vernal Pool Night Walk

Join us at a vernal pool in northern Baltimore County! We will spend the evening searching for critters that leave their comfortable winter hideouts to engage in their spring nuptials. They include Wood Frogs, Spotted Salamanders, Red-spotted Newts, and of course, Spring Peepers. And there are plenty of other species to see at night in…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 26, 2019

CANCELLED – Natural History Society of Maryland: Vernal Pool Night Walk

This field trip has been cancelled due to weather. We are hoping for better luck next Friday! ——————- Join us at a vernal pool in northern Baltimore County! We will spend the evening searching for critters that leave their comfortable winter hideouts to engage in their spring nuptials. They include Wood Frogs, Spotted Salamanders, Red-spotted…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 25, 2019

NATURE CONNECTIONS: The Magical World of Microminerals

At some point, you’ve probably admired mineral crystals.  Their beautiful shapes and colors have fascinated human beings for centuries.   But did you realize that the smaller a crystal is, the more perfect it usually is? That’s where the allure of microminerals comes into play. In this month’s free Nature Connections we will be taking an…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 22, 2019

Natural History Society of Maryland: Exploring the Ruins of the Northampton Iron Furnace

Join National Park Ranger, Bill Curtis, on a guided hike exploring the ruins of the Northampton Iron Furnace, the 10th iron furnace erected in Maryland. The furnace was built by the Ridgely family, owners of what is now Hampton National Historic Site.  Powered by water, the furnace contributed to early America’s wealth and provided weapons…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 21, 2019

Natural History Society of Maryland: Bird Walk at Fort Smallwood with Pete Givan

Join us for a birding field trip at Fort Smallwood with Pete Givan! This place is a little out of the way, but a really great birding spot at the mouth of the Patapsco River. We hope to see a good assortment of songbirds and water birds. What to bring: Bring your field guides and…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 20, 2019

Natural History Society of Maryland: Monthly Herp Club Meeting

This month there will be a herpetoculture roundtable discussion with Q&A. A panel will discuss several topics related to herp husbandry including UV lighting, nutrition, parasites, and more. Aaron Klugh, Herpetologist from the National Aquarium will be our guest on the panel so be ready to pick his brain! Don’t miss this chance to mix…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 19, 2019

Natural History Society of Maryland: Snakes of Maryland: The Essssssssssentials

Have you ever found a snake and wondered what it was, what it’s doing, or whether or not you should worry? Join us for this introductory class and learn which snakes are found in Maryland, how they live their lives, and how to separate snake fact from snake fiction. We will touch on a range…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 19, 2019

CANCELLED – Natural History Society of Maryland: Beginner’s Bird Walk at Lake Roland

In this beginners’ bird watching field trip to Lake Roland we will cover basic bird watching strategies and the ID-ing process. We will also keep our eyes peeled for other wildlife along the way during this peaceful morning stroll! What to bring: Bring your field guides and binoculars. Let’s learn together! Location: Lake Roland  [We will meet…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 13, 2019

Maryland Entomological Society (MES) February 2019 Meeting

The Maryland Entomological Society’s 326th regular meeting will be held Friday, 15 February 2019, at 8:00 p.m., in Room 004 (one floor below the street level), Biological Sciences Building, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). Bring a friend and specimens, observations, and books to share. Refreshments will be provided. Presentations are scheduled to begin at…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 7, 2019

NATURE CONNECTIONS: A Snow Show

NATURE CONNECTIONS: A Snow Show Have you ever wondered how photographers have been able to capture the delicate details of a snowflake? How about where snow comes from and how it’s formed? At this free Nature Connections we will be taking an in-depth look at snow and learning all about how Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley took…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 1, 2019

Natural History Society of Maryland: Moss Workshop

If mosses intrigue you when you hike but you wonder exactly what you are seeing, this is your chance to figure it out in a fun environment. On the last Saturday of each month, we’ll take a closer look at a moss or two and work together to identify them. We’ll introduce you to the…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 1, 2019

Natural History Society of Maryland: The Man Who Stole the Past: The Yinger Assault on the Hughes Site

In the early 1940s, NHSM staff archaeologist Richard Stearns read an article in the newspaper about a sewing machine repairman from Frederick, Maryland who discovered a Native American village on the banks of the Potomac River. The man, Nicholas Yinger, had excavated numerous Native American burials, and was selling the human remains for profit. What…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 1, 2019

CANCELLED – What’s this plant?

Cancelled due to weather! ————————————- Learn to identify plants in an informal setting with other inquisitive people and a botanist who can answer your questions. Bring a plant or twig from your own backyard. Or look at one from an ongoing inventory of the Baltimore County Ag Center. All experience levels are welcome. We’ll have…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 31, 2019

Nature Connections: Bear!

Bears! Our next Nature Connections is all about bears!  Have you ever wondered about the bear population of North America? Did you know that North America has almost 40% of all the bear diversity in the world? At this event we will be exploring everything about bears.  There will be a special presentation be the…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 30, 2019

Natural History Society of Maryland: Herp Club Monthly Meeting

Come join us for our monthly herpetology meeting! This month we will plan vernal pool hikes and discuss other spring herp adventures. There will be raffle items as well as adoptable herps, so bring your cash or checkbook! Herp Club tee shirts can be ordered as well. As always if you have a herp for…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 28, 2019

Natural History Society of Maryland: Looking for Bald Eagles in Loch Raven Reservoir

Join biologist Nick Spero on a winter hike to look for bald eagles! This is a great time of year to see them! We may also see some Widgeon, Lesser Scaup, Hooded Mergansers, Common Mergansers, Bufflehead, and Redhead ducks.   Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous (derived from the combination of cold weather and decent hiking—please don’t underestimate…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 28, 2019

CANCELLED – Natural History Society of Maryland: Looking for Fossils at Stratford Cliffs

THIS TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO ICY CONDITIONS. We will be rescheduling a trip in the spring/summer. —————————————————————————— We are returning to Stratford Cliffs for some fossil hunting and hope you can join us! This time of year provides the best water clarity which makes seeing fossils in the water easier. Stratford Cliffs, located…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 21, 2019

Natural History Society of Maryland: February Fossil Club Meeting and Lecture

Join us for our February Fossil Club Meeting and a presentation by Stephen Godfrey, Curator of Paleontology at Calvert Marine Museum The talk title is: On the Sense of Smell in Fossil and Modern Whales and Dolphins. Description of the talk: Ancient archaeocete whales retained a sense of smell (an ability to detect air-borne odors)…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 16, 2019

Natural History Society of Maryland: Moss Workshop

If mosses intrigue you when you hike but you wonder exactly what you are seeing, this is your chance to figure it out in a fun environment. On the last Saturday of each month, we’ll take a closer look at a moss or two and work together to identify them. We’ll introduce you to the…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 16, 2019

Natural History Society of Maryland: Bees, Bats, and Snakes, Oh My! With Kerry Wixted

Come see what Kerry Wixted has in store for us as we learn about some of Maryland’s misunderstood wildlife that play important roles in our ecosystems. From pollinating bees to predatory wasps, many misunderstood species play crucial roles behind the scenes in our lives. In addition to a fascinating lecture Ms. Wixted will have on…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 11, 2019

Natural History Society of Maryland: Archeology Society of Maryland (ASM) Central Chapter January Meeting

Dr. Lisa Kraus, will speak on the Serenity Farm African American Burial Site in Charles County Maryland, which was discovered by archaeologists from the Maryland State Highway Administration in 2011. Come and hear the story of how a lost cemetery was rediscovered and reestablished so that the descendants may now visit the graves of their…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 9, 2019

Natural History Society of Maryland: May the Quartz Be With You

Quartz has always been a part of the human experience. Humans have used quartz for early tools, weapons and decorative objects. In modern times, quartz is the basis for electronics such as cell phones and computers. Do you know that quartz played a role in WWI and WWII? Quartz helps us to play music through…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 9, 2019

The Natural History Society of Maryland is Seeking Front Desk Volunteers!

The Natural History Society of Maryland (NHSM) is seeking several volunteers to oversee front desk activities on the weekends and evenings. Front desk activities include greeting program attendees and making them feel welcome; checking attendees in; and assisting the Onsite Program Coordinator to ensure the program runs smoothly. A qualified candidate MUST be reliable and…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted December 31, 2018

Natural History Society of Maryland: What’s This Plant?

Learn to identify plants in an informal setting with other inquisitive people and a botanist who can answer your questions. Bring a plant or twig from your own backyard. Or look at one from an ongoing inventory of the Baltimore County Ag Center. All experience levels are welcome. We’ll have botany books, hand lenses, dried…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted December 29, 2018

NATURE CONNECTIONS: Skulls and Skeletons

Come join us and some local experts at the Natural History Society of Maryland for a fun afternoon learning about the most fascinating and informative part of the body, the skull!  Skulls give clues on an animal’s dietary habits, predator/prey relationships, anatomy, biology, ecology, habitats, adaptation/evolution and behavior. Find out how to read these clues…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted December 29, 2018

CANCELLED!!!!!!!!!!!! NATURE CONNECTIONS: A Snow Show

Dagnabbit! We ordered TOO MUCH SNOW for our Nature Connection: Snow Show. We regret that we have to cancel our event today. Please enjoy the beauty of the snow from the safety of your home.         Have you ever wondered how photographers have been able to capture the delicate details of a…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Job in Chesapeake Network

Posted December 11, 2018

Natural History Society of Maryland- Part Time Program Coordinator

The Natural History Society of Maryland is looking for a part time program coordinator to organize, schedule, and advertise our on-site programs. The majority of on-site programs take place on weekday evenings and Saturdays.   The ideal person for this position will have good organizational skills, love interacting with people, and have a strong desire…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted December 6, 2018

Natural History Society of Maryland: Looking for Bald Eagles in Loch Raven Reservoir

Join the Natural History Society of Maryland and biologist Nick Spero on a winter hike to look for bald eagles! This is a great time of year to see them! We may also see some Lesser Scaup, Hooded Mergansers, and Common Mergansers. Nick Spero is a biologist who loves to observe wildlife. He was featured…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted December 4, 2018

Natural History Society of Maryland December 5 Fossil Club Meeting

Bring some of your best fossils to trade with other members of the Natural History Society of Maryland Fossil Club! Bring ideas on fossil hunting locations you’d like the club to visit in the upcoming year. If you are not yet a member of NHSM or NHSM’s Fossil Club, you can join at our meeting!…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted November 29, 2018

Natural History Society of Maryland: Moss Workshop

Photo credit: Linda Davis The Natural History Society of Maryland invites you to join Charles and Linda Davis for an in-depth study of selected mosses. If mosses intrigue you when you hike but you wonder exactly what you are seeing, this is your chance to figure it out in a fun environment. On the last…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted November 27, 2018

Natural History Society of Maryland: Reading the Woods

EVENT NAME: Reading the Woods at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary DATE: Saturday, December 8, 2018 TIME: 9:30 am –  2:30 pm LOCATION: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd, Lothian, MD 20711 Animals leave calling cards wherever they go. Learn how to read the woods to see who has been visiting and what they have…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted November 26, 2018

Natural History Society of Maryland Lecture: The Eastern Rat, the east coast’s rainbow ratsnake

Photo credit: Chris Montross Join us for this unique opportunity to learn about the variable and adaptive Eastern Ratsnake. Although a common sight, there is a lot to learn about this valuable reptile. Visiting Herpetologist Chris Montross will share his vast knowledge of this species, its habits in the wild, and care and reproductive behavior…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted November 21, 2018

Natural History Society of Maryland: Have You Thanked a Spider Lately?

Have you thanked a spider lately? To most of us, spiders are unwelcome visitors in our homes and creepy denizens of our yards and forests. But if you take the time to get to know them, you’ll find that spiders play important roles in our ecosystem! Learn to identify common Maryland spiders, discover the fascinating…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted November 16, 2018

Natural History Society of Maryland December 6 Holiday Herp Club Meeting

If you are a herp lover and you haven’t joined the NHSM Herp Club yet, the December meeting would be a fine time to join! We will have an update from the PIJAC Herp Symposium to include information on emerging Fungal diseases in herps. Also Brittany Rogers from The Drawing Zoo will reveal the official…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted November 15, 2018

Natural History Society of Maryland Moss Workshop

Photo credit: Linda Davis The Natural History Society of Maryland invites you to join Charles and Linda Davis for an in-depth study of selected mosses. If mosses intrigue you when you hike but you wonder exactly what you are seeing, this is your chance to figure it out in a fun environment. On the last…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted November 13, 2018

Archeology Society of Maryland (ASM) Central Chapter November Meeting

Archeology Society of Maryland (ASM) Central Chapter November Meeting The Natural History Society of Maryland 6908 Belair Road Baltimore, MD  21206 Saturday, November 17 at 1:30PM, Lecture at 2:00PM Archaeology in Baltimore – How does it Work?  Come hear Lauren Schiszik explain how archaeology is performed in the City of Baltimore through CHAPS – the…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted November 13, 2018

Maryland Entomological Society (MES) November 2018 Meeting

Savannahs and Mountain Jungles: A naturalists’ travels through Tanzania. Speaker: Fred Paraskevoudakis, President – Maryland Entomological Society. Professor – Natural and Physical Sciences department, vice-president Faculty Senate, Baltimore City Community College (BCCC), Baltimore, MD. Biography: Fred Paras has been teaching primarily Microbiology at BCCC since 1992, but has also taught Environmental Science and Biotechnology courses….

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted November 10, 2018

CANCELLED: Natural History Society of Maryland: Bees, Bats, and Snakes, Oh My! With Kerry Wixted

Sorry folks! This program has been cancelled and will be rescheduled sometime in January or February. —————————————— Come see what Kerry Wixted has in store for us as we learn about some of Maryland’s misunderstood wildlife that play important roles in our ecosystems. From pollinating bees to predatory wasps, many misunderstood species play crucial roles…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted November 6, 2018

Natural History Society of Maryland Nature Connections: Beetlemania

Nature Connections: Beetlemania Beetles are coming to the Natural History Society of Maryland! Please join us for an exciting afternoon looking at beetles. Did you know that beetles are the most diverse group of animals on the planet? That one out of four animals on earth is a beetle? Members of the NHSM and the…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted November 4, 2018

Natural History Society of Maryland November 7 Fossil Club Meeting

Natural History Society of Maryland Fossil Club: Lecture by Dr. Ralph Eshelman on Fossils of Alaska This month the Natural History Society of Maryland Fossil Club welcomes Dr. Ralph Eshelman. He will be giving an informative talk on Fossils of Alaska. We will also be welcoming a group of Boy Scouts. They are coming to…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted October 31, 2018

Natural History Society of Maryland Field Trip: Looking for Fossils at Stratford Cliffs

We are so excited to be returning to Stratford Cliffs for some fossil hunting this year and hope you can join us! Stratford Cliffs, located in Montross, Virginia (on the south side of the Potomac River, adjacent to Westmoreland State Park) is part of the Stratford Hall plantation owned by four generations of the Lee…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted October 22, 2018

Baltimore Bat 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,…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted October 18, 2018

Moss Workshop with the Natural History Society of Maryland

If mosses intrigue you when you hike but you wonder exactly what you are seeing, this is your chance to figure it out in a fun environment. On the last Saturday of each month, we’ll take a closer look at a moss or two and work together to identify them. We’ll introduce you to the…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted October 16, 2018

Maryland Entomological Society October 19th, 2018 Meeting

Global Climate Change and what History tells us about the Risk of New Vector-Borne Pathogens being introduced into the United States Speaker: Dr. Michael Turell recently retired as a principal investigator at USAMRIID (United States Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases) where he had served for more than 30 years. The introduction and spread…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted October 11, 2018

Natural History Society of Maryland Fossil Club Lecture by Dr. Thomas Holtz on Theropod Dinosaurs

This month NHSM Fossil Club will have a second meeting (Oct. 24th) welcoming Dr. Thomas Holtz as our guest speaker!   Dr. Holtz is extensively published, specializing in tyrannosaurids and other theropod dinosaurs. He recently visited the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology and will have some interesting news to share with our club! This will be…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted October 10, 2018

Tour Wolf Sanctuary of PA with Dr. Steve Sheffield

The Natural History Society of Maryland is excited to be traveling to the Wolf Sanctuary of PA with mammalogist, Dr. Steve Sheffield! Before the tour of the sanctuary we will stop for a break and a talk at the PA Welcome Center I-83 North. Steve will give an introduction to wolf behavior, communication, feeding habits,…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted September 21, 2018

Natural History Society of Maryland Fossil Club Lecture: The Rise & Fall of the Neogene Giant Sharks

  Fossil Club Lecture by Dr. Bretton Trent on ‘The Rise & Fall of the Neogene Giant Sharks’. Dr.Kent is the author of ‘Fossil Sharks of the Chesapeake Bay Region’ as well as many other publications. Bring your copy for an autograph! He is also a biology professor at the University of Maryland. https://www.amazon.com/Fossil-Sharks-Chesapeake-Bay-Region/dp/1881620018 Members…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted September 18, 2018

Fossil Collecting With the Natural History Society of Maryland: DAY TWO

Join us for day two of fossil collecting! We plan on collecting near Lake Koon /Lake Gordon, PA (approximately 40 minutes away from our meeting point at Staples in La Vale, MD). This location has Oriskany sandstone, a geologic formation containing fossils such as Spirifer, Brachiopods, Platystoma, Platyceras, and Crinoids as old as the Devonian…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted September 18, 2018

Fossil Collecting With the Natural History Society of Maryland: DAY ONE

Join us for day one of a two day fossil collecting adventure! Saturday’s collecting site will be in Keyser, West Virginia (approximately 40 minutes away from our meeting point at Staples in La Vale, MD). At this location we have the possibility of collecting coral-stromatoporoid, favosites, and cyathophyllum. Then group leaders will survey participants about…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted September 10, 2018

Hawk Count with Jim Meyers

Please join hawk enthusiast Jim Meyers and his wife, Joanne Dintzis an experienced birder, as we watch for and count migrating broad-winged hawks and help you with in-flight identification. You will also learn more about these birds of prey and their migration. All levels of raptor fans are welcome! Jim will share our hawk count findings…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted September 10, 2018

Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero at Gunpowder Falls State Park

Wild edibles offer a variety of health benefits to you and add unique flavors and textures to your meals. Join Nick Spero for a walk to learn about wild edibles available in the fall (paw paws should be ripe and chanterelle mushrooms should be peaking). He’ll show you the plants you can pick and nibble…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted September 4, 2018

Natural History Society of Maryland Fossil Club: Lecture by Dr. Peter Kranz on Dinosaurs of the District of Columbia

Fossil Club Lecture by Dr. Peter Kranz on Dinosaurs of the District of Columbia. Dr. Peter Kranz is a paleontologist; he is an authority on Maryland’s Dinosaurs. Find out more about him: http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~gdouglas/about.html   Members please join us at 7:30pm.   Club members don’t forget to bring fossils for the raffle! Also please bring in…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted August 20, 2018

NATURE CONNECTION: Migration and Bird Conservation

Join us at our FREE Nature Connection series on Sunday, August 26 for a day of learning about bird conservation and migration. Baltimore Bird Club Members Lindsay Jacks, Claire Wayner, Joan Cwi, and Daisy Sudano will share their knowledge on regional bird migration. Claire will present her award-winning short documentary “Flight to Extinction: The Conflict…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted July 24, 2018

Natural History Society of Maryland Nature Connection: Herp Day!

Please join us for a day of FREE fun and an introduction to the Natural History Society of Maryland’s new Herp Club! We will have live animals, educational displays, fun reptile themed activities for children, and more! For more information, email herps@marylandnature.org   We hope you consider becoming a member of NHSM, please follow this…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted July 23, 2018

Natural History Society of Maryland Nature Connection: Sharkfest 2018!

  Come join the Natural History Society of Maryland’s celebration of shark week. The NHSM will have spectacular displays of shark teeth and related fossils, as well as informative talks and discussions about sharks. This is a FREE event the whole family will enjoy! We will have activities for all ages. We will have a…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted July 16, 2018

Natural History Society of Maryland Program: Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero at Gunpowder Falls

Wild edibles offer a variety of health benefits to you and add unique flavors and textures to your meals. Join Nick Spero for a walk to learn about wild edibles available in the summer. He’ll show you the plants you can pick and nibble along the way, as well as those that you need to…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted July 16, 2018

Natural History Society of Maryland –Guided Trip: Looking for Fossils at Stratford Cliffs

We are so excited to be returning to Stratford Cliffs for some fossil hunting this year and hope you can join us! Stratford Cliffs, located in Montross, Virginia (on the south side of the Potomac River, adjacent to Westmoreland State Park) is part of the Stratford Hall plantation owned by four generations of the Lee…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted July 12, 2018

NATURE CONNECTIONS AT THE NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY OF MARYLAND: Butterflies of the world AND your backyard!

Please join us for our free family friendly Nature Connection on Sunday, July 15, 2018 and learn about Lepidoptera — moths and butterflies! Members of the NHSM Lep Club will be on hand to share their hobby of butterfly and moth collecting. Learn how to identify, care for, and protect butterflies and moths. Also, view…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Job in Chesapeake Network

Posted July 11, 2018

Natural History Society of Maryland – Part-time Program Coordinator

The NHSM is looking for a program coordinator to organize, schedule, and advertise their programs. The ideal person for this position will have good organizational skills, love interacting with people, and have a strong desire to connect people to the natural world. He/she will have good computer skills and provide their own laptop. Pay is…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted July 11, 2018

Guided Susquehanna Petroglyph Canoe Trip with the Natural History Society of Maryland

    DISCOVER FIRST HAND ANCIENT COMMUNICATION FROM NATIVE AMERICAN CIVILIZATIONS. Travel by canoe with NHSM and Petroglyph expert Paul Nevin along the Susquehanna. The carvings, which take the shape of animals, human figures and symbols, can be found on rocks rising out of the Susquehanna River. Dating back as many as 1,000 years. In…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted May 30, 2018

Natural History Society of Maryland: May 31 Lep Club Meeting

  Are you interested in raising butterflies and moths? Novice and expert lepidopterists will meet to exchange knowledge and support concerning habitat, threats, food sources, identification, and life cycle of butterflies and moths. With this knowledge, raising and breeding of moths and butterflies will be taught and practiced. All ages welcomed. Meetings are the last…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted May 30, 2018

Natural History Society of Maryland: June 6 Fossil Club Meeting

Novice and more experienced collectors will meet to exchange knowledge and help with fossil identification, discuss fossil locations, as well as other fossil related topics. This month Fossil Club welcomes Tom Piscitelli as our speaker! Tom is a longtime member of The Natural History Society of Maryland. He is an avid fossil and mineral collector and…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted May 30, 2018

Natural History Society of Maryland Nature Connection: Preparing Wild Edibles

Anyone can find, prepare, and enjoy wild edibles with proper training and enough time. During this cooking and sampling demonstration Nick Spero will talk about a host of wild edible plants that are available at this time of year. He’ll convey the ease of integrating wild edibles into our diet–both for the fun of foraging…

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NaturalHistorySocietyofMaryland added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted May 30, 2018

Guided Trip: Looking for Fossils at Stratford Cliffs

  We are so excited to be returning to Stratford Cliffs for some fossil hunting this year and hope you can join us! Stratford Cliffs, located in Montross, Virginia (on the south side of the Potomac River, adjacent to Westmoreland State Park) is part of the Stratford Hall plantation owned by four generations of the…

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