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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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