Events

Upcoming events

    • 14 Dec 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Natural History Society of Maryland, 6908 Belair Road, 21206
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    The Eastern Rat, the east coast's rainbow ratsnake

    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 in captivity. Chris owns and operates Dark Horse Herpetoculture and specializes in type locality water and ratsnakes. He will share great photos from the field and help us appreciate these great snakes even more!

    $5 fee to benefit the NHSM Herp Club


    Please register and pay online at http://marylandnature.org/events/ or contact Patty at pdowd@marylandnature.org.


    If you are not yet a member of NHSM or NHSM's Herp Club, you can join at the event! (NHSM membership is $25 for individuals, $35 for families, Herp Club membership is an additional $5 for individuals and $10 for families.)


    The Natural History Society of Maryland is a volunteer-led non-profit organization, so the fee you pay will go directly to support the programs, the nature collections, and the building that make this kind of nature education possible.


    Thank you for your support!



    Photo credit: Chris Montross


    • 29 Dec 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Banneker Historical Park & Museum - Conference Room at 300 Oella Ave, Catonsville, MD
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    Image may contain: plant, outdoor and natureIf 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 vocabulary and work through moss keys together. A walk down your street will never be the same!

    • 12 Jan 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Loch Raven Reservoir: 9762 Loch Raven Drive
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    Photo credit: Ron Holmes

    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 Lesser Scaup, Hooded Mergansers, and Common Mergansers.

    LOCATION: Loch Raven Reservoir: 9762 Loch Raven Drive. Park your car and meet in the large parking lot just north of the dam.

    Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous (derived from the combination of cold weather and decent hiking - please don't underestimate the cold!)

    What to wear: PREPARE FOR THE COLD!!! Dress in warm layers with non-cotton articles of clothing, and don't forget to wear gloves, mittens, hats, scarves, etc.

    What to bring: binoculars and guidebooks if you have any!

    As always this time of year, snow is a possibility! Please check back on our website, Meetup, or our Facebook page in the case of cancellation or postponement if snow is a possibility. We will try to make the call the day before at the latest.
    Nick Spero is a biologist who loves to observe wildlife. He was featured on NPR talking about foraging. Check out the awesome video HERE.
     
    Nick, like most of the other people leading NHSM, is a volunteer, so your money will go directly to support the programs, the nature collections, and the building that make this kind of nature education possible. Donate or become a member of the Natural History Society of Maryland by visiting https://marylandnature.org/support-maryland-nature/.

    • 18 Jan 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • 6908 Belair Road, Baltimore, MD 21206
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    Archeology Society of Maryland (ASM) Central Chapter January Meeting

    Speaker, 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 ancestors.

    ASM Central Chapter Business Meeting is at 7:00 p.m. and Lecture begins at 7:30 p.m.


    Cost is free.

    The Chapter was established to promote, support and encourage the study, investigations and preservation of our archaeological heritage.


    http://marylandarcheology.org




    • 24 Jan 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Natural History Society of Maryland
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    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 hand some larger mammal furs and snake skin for closer inspection...as well as a few other surprises! 

    Kerry Wixted is an education and outreach specialist for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife and Heritage Service. Kerry runs several statewide programs such as Project WILD for educators and Wild Acres for backyard wildlife habitat enthusiasts. Kerry holds a B.S. degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Management from Frostburg State University, and a M.S. degree in Biology from West Virginia University. We are lucky to have her!

    The Natural History Society of Maryland is a volunteer-led non-profit organization, so the fee you pay will go directly to support the programs, the nature collections, and the building that make this kind of nature education possible.

    Thank you for your support!

    Photo credits:tdlucas5000 |Hunter Peddicord | Mark Gunn| hape662 | Paul Long | U.S. FWS

    • 15 Mar 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 6908 Belair Road, Baltimore, MD 21206
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    ASM Central Chapter March 15, 2019, meeting will host the fascinating history of pottery, potters, and firebrick makers of Baltimore, Harford, and Cecil Counties in Maryland researched by James R. Koterski, PhD.

    ASM Central Chapter Business Meeting is at 7:00 p.m. and cecture begins at 7:30 p.m.
    Event is free.

    Dr. Koterski will have copies of his books for sale.




Past events

09 Dec 2018 NATURE CONNECTION: Holiday Nature Crafts and Hot Chocolate!
08 Dec 2018 Reading the Woods at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
06 Dec 2018 NHSM Herp Club December Meeting
05 Dec 2018 December Fossil Club Meeting
01 Dec 2018 Learn With Jane: Have You Thanked a Spider Lately?
24 Nov 2018 Moss Workshop
20 Nov 2018 CANCELLED - Bees, Bats, and Snakes, Oh My! With Kerry Wixted
18 Nov 2018 NATURE CONNECTION: Beetlemania
17 Nov 2018 Archeology Society of Maryland (ASM) Central Chapter November Meeting
17 Nov 2018 Field Trip: Looking for Fossils at Stratford Cliffs
16 Nov 2018 Maryland Entomological Society (MES) November 2018 Meeting
08 Nov 2018 Connection to Nature, Psychological Well-Being, and Spirituality
07 Nov 2018 Fossil Club Lecture by Dr. Ralph Eshelman on Fossils of Alaska
27 Oct 2018 Moss Workshop
25 Oct 2018 Baltimore Bat Lecture with Ela-Sita Carpenter
24 Oct 2018 Second October Fossil Club Meeting - Lecture by Dr. Thomas Holz on Theropod Dinosaurs
20 Oct 2018 Tour Wolf Sanctuary of PA with Dr. Steve Sheffield
11 Oct 2018 Mosses for Beginners
03 Oct 2018 Fossil Club Lecture by Dr. Bretton Kent on ‘The Rise & Fall of the Neogene Giant Sharks’
30 Sep 2018 Fossil Collecting With the Natural History Society of Maryland: DAY TWO
29 Sep 2018 Moss Workshop
29 Sep 2018 Fossil Collecting With the Natural History Society of Maryland: DAY ONE
22 Sep 2018 Hawk Count with Jim Meyers
16 Sep 2018 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero at Gunpowder Falls State Park
15 Sep 2018 Monarch Tagging and Release Demonstration
05 Sep 2018 Fossil Club Lecture by Dr. Peter Kranz on Dinosaurs of the District of Columbia
30 Aug 2018 September Herp Club Meeting
26 Aug 2018 NATURE CONNECTION: Migration and Bird Conservation
19 Aug 2018 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero at Herring Run Park
18 Aug 2018 Guided Trip: Looking for Fossils at Stratford Cliffs
18 Aug 2018 Guided Susquehanna Petroglyph Canoe Trip
12 Aug 2018 NATURE CONNECTIONS: Herp Day at NHSM
29 Jul 2018 NATURE CONNECTIONS: Shark Fest at NHSM
28 Jul 2018 Moss Workshop
28 Jul 2018 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero at Gunpowder Falls
22 Jul 2018 Guided Susquehanna Petroglyph Canoe Trip
15 Jul 2018 NATURE CONNECTIONS: Butterflies of the world AND your backyard!
30 Jun 2018 Moss Workshop
30 Jun 2018 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero
17 Jun 2018 Guided Trip: Looking for Fossils at Stratford Cliffs
10 Jun 2018 Nature Connections: Preparing Wild Edibles
06 Jun 2018 June 6 Fossil Club Meeting
31 May 2018 May Lep Club Meeting
26 May 2018 Moss Workshop
02 May 2018 Fossil Club Lecture by Paleontologist Dr. Stephen Godfrey on the Megalodon Shark
29 Apr 2018 Guided Canoe Trip on the Gunpowder, Hammerman Area
28 Apr 2018 Guided Trip: Fossil Hunting at Stratford Cliffs
28 Apr 2018 Moss Workshop
22 Apr 2018 Guided Wild Edible Hike: Looking for Morels
21 Apr 2018 Vernal Pool Walk - Saturday, April 21 at 7:30PM
21 Apr 2018 NEW DATE - Guided Hike: Exploring the Ruins of the Northampton Iron Furnace
14 Apr 2018 Night Walk to a Vernal Pool
08 Apr 2018 Nature Connections: Primitive Technologies
05 Apr 2018 Understanding Weather and Climate - 6 Session Course with Martin Schmidt
31 Mar 2018 Moss Workshop
30 Mar 2018 Night Walk to a Vernal Pool - Friday March 30
25 Mar 2018 Nature Connections: Creatures of Vernal Pools
23 Mar 2018 Night Walk to a Vernal Pool - Friday March 23
17 Mar 2018 Night Walk to a Vernal Pool - Saturday March 17
14 Mar 2018 Archaeology for Everybody: 6 Session Course with Lisa Kraus and Jason Shellenhamer
09 Mar 2018 Night Walk to a Vernal Pool - Friday March 9
03 Mar 2018 Guided Hike: Looking for Beavers in Herring Run Park
25 Feb 2018 Nature Connections: Skulls and Teeth
24 Feb 2018 Moss Workshop
21 Feb 2018 Interactive Lecture: May the Quartz Be With You
18 Feb 2018 Nature Songs with Stina: Wetlands, and Meadows, and Forests, Oh My!
18 Feb 2018 RESCHEDULED - Guided Hike: Looking for Bald Eagles in Loch Raven Reservoir
28 Jan 2018 Archaeological Society of MD - Unearthed Stories of the Lincoln Assassination
10 Jan 2018 Science Cafe with Alex Jansen: The Use of Coastal Archaeology to Aid in Today’s Oyster Restoration in the Chesapeake Bay
30 Dec 2017 Moss Workshop
25 Nov 2017 Moss Workshop
12 Nov 2017 Nature Connections: Migrations -- Birds, Butterflies, and Buteos
08 Nov 2017 Recovering from Deer Damage: What is Most Important to You? Lecture with Eugene Meyer
05 Nov 2017 Nature Connections: Pesky Critters
05 Nov 2017 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero
21 Oct 2017 Baltimore Bats Walk with Ela-Sita Carpenter
18 Oct 2017 Baltimore Bats Lecture with Ela-Sita Carpenter
11 Oct 2017 National Fossil Day with Paleontologist Dr. Stephen J. Godfrey
24 Sep 2017 Wild Edible Walk with Nick Spero in Herring Run Park
10 Sep 2017 What's all the buzzzzzz at the Natural History Society?
27 Aug 2017 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero
10 Aug 2017 Elmer Kreisel: Past and Present Solar Eclipses
06 Aug 2017 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero
29 Jul 2017 Moss Workshop
22 Jul 2017 July 22 Lep Club Campout at Green Ridge State Forest
08 Jul 2017 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero
25 Jun 2017 Nature Connections: Life of the Chesapeake Bay
24 Jun 2017 June 24 Lep Club campout at Green Ridge State Forest
24 Jun 2017 Moss Workshop
17 Jun 2017 NHSM Lep Club: Moths and Creatures of the Night
17 Jun 2017 Maryland Entomological Society Field Trip
16 Jun 2017 Central Chapter of the Archaeological Society of Maryland, Inc. June Meeting
11 Jun 2017 Nature Connections: Preparing Wild Edibles
27 May 2017 Moss Workshop
25 Mar 2017 Moss Workshop
22 Mar 2017 Botany for Beginners - with Vanessa Beauchamp - Six Sessions – $144.00 (USD)
27 Feb 2017 Maryland Mammals - with Kerry Wixted - Five Sessions
25 Feb 2017 Moss Workshop
28 Jan 2017 Moss Workshop
31 Dec 2016 Moss Workshop
26 Nov 2016 Moss Workshop
06 Nov 2016 Fossil Trip: Stratford Cliffs, with John Nance
29 Oct 2016 Moss Workshop
16 Oct 2016 Fossil Trip: Scientists Cliffs, with John Nance
13 Oct 2016 October 13 Mushroom Walk
04 Oct 2016 Maryland's Geology - with Martin Schmidt - Six Sessions
24 Sep 2016 Moss Workshop
21 Sep 2016 WILD PLANT WORKSHOP SERIES: demonstrations for using wild plants for a variety of techniques and applications
20 Sep 2016 volunteer night
27 Aug 2016 Moss Workshop
20 Aug 2016 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero
17 Aug 2016 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero
30 Jul 2016 Moss Workshop
17 Jul 2016 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero
13 Jul 2016 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero
22 Jun 2016 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero
18 Jun 2016 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero
28 May 2016 Moss Workshop
21 May 2016 Spring Bird Walk - Cromwell Valley Park
30 Apr 2016 Moss Workshop
26 Mar 2016 Moss Workshop
20 Mar 2016 A Celebration of Song with Wil Hershberger
27 Feb 2016 Moss Workshop
20 Feb 2016 William Hamilton Gibson: Naturalist, Artist, Author
17 Feb 2016 May the Quartz Be With You
30 Jan 2016 Moss Workshop
16 Jan 2016 History of Life Through Fossils
26 Dec 2015 Moss Workshop
28 Nov 2015 Moss Workshop
24 Oct 2015 Moss Workshop
17 Oct 2015 Basic Botanical Drawing with Mary Ellen Carsley
14 Oct 2015 History of Life Through Fossils
10 Oct 2015 Listening for Bats with Shannon Pederson
28 Sep 2015 What's this plant?
26 Sep 2015 Maryland Fish - In the River with Stan Kemp
26 Sep 2015 Moss Workshop
14 Sep 2015 What's this plant?
29 Aug 2015 Moss Workshop
24 Aug 2015 What's this plant?
10 Aug 2015 What's this plant?
06 Aug 2015 Songs of Insects with Wil Hershberger
27 Jul 2015 What's this plant?
25 Jul 2015 Moss Workshop