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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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