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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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