The Maryland Naturalist Center

The Maryland Naturalist Center Imagine a place where people meet to plan how they will discover creatures in their backyards, where a child's sense of wonder is stimulated, and a crossroads for all people interested in nature.

This place: The Maryland Naturalist Center.

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Who's singing in your backyard?  Find out tonight!
08/18/2020

Who's singing in your backyard? Find out tonight!

Who is singing in your neighborhood on these warm, late summer evenings? Join NHSM and Cathy Stragar on August 18th from 7 PM to 8 PM to prepare for the Cricket Crawl on the 21st. Find out about these insect singers and learn how to distinguish the calls of six different commonly occurring species! $5 suggested donation.
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photo by Wil Hershberger

The Maryland Naturalist Center
02/20/2015

The Maryland Naturalist Center

Save the date: Sunday, May 6th at 3 pm. We're having a Housewarming Party to celebrate our new meeting space, made possi...
04/10/2012

Save the date: Sunday, May 6th at 3 pm. We're having a Housewarming Party to celebrate our new meeting space, made possible by our wonderful ALL VOLUNTEER crew! Come by to meet other nature enthusiasts, view items from our unique collections, and learn more about the Natural History Society of Maryland.

02/29/2012

Some words to get you through this grey winter's day: "I prefer winter and fall, when you can feel the bone structure in the landscape - the loneliness of it - the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it - the whole story doesn't show." ~ Andrew Wyeth

02/21/2012
Trees in an Urban Jungle - Slide Show - NYTimes.com

Check out these striking images of "Trees in an Urban Jungle" from the New York Times Magazine. Do you have a favorite tree in Baltimore? Remember we're offering winter tree identification workshops this week.

Hangman’s Elm in Washington Square Park; a Caucasian wingnut in Brooklyn; an eastern cottonwood on Staten Island; an American elm in Central Park.

02/14/2012
The Natural History Society of Maryland

Learn how to identify trees in winter! Join us for a Twig Workshop (Wed, Feb 22) and/or Exploration Hike (Sun, Feb 26). Each class is FREE for members, and $10 for non-members. For more details: www.meetup.com/marylandnature

This will be a slow, exploring hike during which we'll be examining trees to see the winter features important for identification. We will meet at 1:00 PM and end the hike at 3:30 PM. Bring wate

02/03/2012
The Natural History Society of Maryland

Teach children of all ages how to move like wild animals! Sign up for our "Animal Trails: A Track Making Workshop" on February 25th. Registration deadline is next Saturday, Feb 11!

Would you like to make a set of indoor animal tracks to help you teach about tracking? Do you know a child who would love to play with animal tracks at home? Here's your chance to construct thre

It's never too early to be on the lookout for flowers. We saw our first skunk cabbage of the season at Honeygo Run Park ...
01/29/2012

It's never too early to be on the lookout for flowers. We saw our first skunk cabbage of the season at Honeygo Run Park this morning!

01/23/2012
Bryophytes, the secret plants that surround us

Here is wonderful introduction to the study of mosses from Belgium. It will give you a taste of the activity that happens in the monthly moss workshop held at Benjamin Banneker Park near Ellicott City.

Film director : Benoît Huc - Tango Vidéo - assisted by Anne Noël. journalist : Luc Noël. Documentary - 31 minutes - the Philippe De Zuttere Bryological Found...

Here's an interesting tool to share picture observations of animals and plants.
09/29/2011
Project Noah | Networked Organisms And Habitats

Here's an interesting tool to share picture observations of animals and plants.

Project Noah is a tool that nature lovers can use to explore and document local wildlife and a common technology platform that research groups can use to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

09/21/2011
winksite.mobi

Uncultivated.info is an ongoing public art project exploring the urban ecology of Baltimore via its wild plant life. Commonly known as weeds, the project draws attention to the tiny pockets of wildness within the urban environment in order to draw attention to an aspect of nature most people ignore and to challenge the common practice of privileging certain parts of nature at the expense of others. Explore the 'uncultivated' project here.

08/26/2011
Movebank

This site contains maps of animal movements from around the world.

You can add your earthquake observations to the map by answering this questionare.
08/23/2011
M5.9 – Virginia

You can add your earthquake observations to the map by answering this questionare.

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards

Participate in their discussion about insects as food...
07/10/2011
All Things Bugs LLC

Participate in their discussion about insects as food...

Healthy, sustainable high quality Protein from Cricket Flour - wholesale; developing insect-based innovation / technology.

Mating turtles shut down runway at JFK
06/29/2011
Mating turtles shut down runway at JFK

Mating turtles shut down runway at JFK

Love is in the air at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. More than 150 turtles crossed over an active runway and disrupted air traffic on Wednesday so that they could continue their mating season.

Native Plant Center | Chesapeake Region
06/20/2011
Native Plant Center | Chesapeake Region

Native Plant Center | Chesapeake Region

Here you can find native plants of the same type, shape, color, size, and other desirable plant characteristics for creating attractive and more natural landscapes in your yard.

Sketching in Nature
06/19/2011
Sketching in Nature

Sketching in Nature

An international group of artists learning from the best teacher there is-nature.

The Beastly Art of Taxidermy «  Alumni Affairs
06/16/2011
The Beastly Art of Taxidermy « Alumni Affairs

The Beastly Art of Taxidermy « Alumni Affairs

A salute to the wonder of nature or an abominable parody? How an alumna immersed herself in the curious world of taxidermy and got philosophical.

03/19/2011
Ecologists use 70-year-old pressed plants to chart city's vanishing native flora

Ecologists use 70-year-old pressed plants to chart city's vanishing native flora

More than half of the world's population now lives in cities, yet we know little about how urbanization affects biodiversity. In one the first studies of its kind, ecologists in Indianapolis, USA have used 70-year-old dried plant specimens to track the impact of increasing urbanization on plants.

Spring Beauty and the bees | Help us monitor bee populations
03/04/2011
Spring Beauty and the bees | Help us monitor bee populations

Spring Beauty and the bees | Help us monitor bee populations

Spring Beauty and the Bees is a project that aims to document changing pollinator populations through the efforts of volunteer citizen scientists. By monitoring the insects that visit Claytonia virginica and Claytonia caroliniana (also known as Spring Beauty) throughout the east coast, we can det

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