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We were voted #2 for Favorite Local Park in the 2019 Harford County Living Community Choice Awards!  Yippee!
03/04/2020

We were voted #2 for Favorite Local Park in the 2019 Harford County Living Community Choice Awards! Yippee!

With 34.84 percent of the vote, Mariner Point Park in Joppatowne was named Favorite Local Park in the 2019 Harford County Living Community Choice Awards. Eden Mill Nature Center was second and Anita C. Leight Estuary Center was third.

Happy World Wildlife Day! On this day in 1973, the United Nations (UN) signed the Convention on International Trade in E...
03/03/2020

Happy World Wildlife Day! On this day in 1973, the United Nations (UN) signed the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) agreement. Its purpose was to adopt international regulations and cooperation over the trade and sale of live animals, leather goods, wood and timber, furs, food products, plant specimens, dried herbs, and more. In doing so, over 37,000 species of plants and animals are protected globally and their populations are safeguarded. During its 68th session in December of 2013, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) declared March 3rd World Wildlife Day.

Read more about CITES on their website https://www.cites.org/eng/disc/what.php

See all the species protected by CITES https://www.speciesplus.net/

Happy International Polar Bear Day! Did you know at least two thirds of the total polar bear population live in Canadian...
02/27/2020

Happy International Polar Bear Day! Did you know at least two thirds of the total polar bear population live in Canadian territories? As a predator at the top of the food web, polar bears are an indicator of a healthy arctic marine ecosystem. They are likely to be among the most significantly affected species as the Arctic warms and sea ice melts. Check out some tips on how you can help save polar bears form wherever you are https://polarbearsinternational.org/get-involved/actions-with-impact/

02/23/2020
Maple Sugaring at Eden Mill

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Maple Sugaring program on Saturday. The sap started flowing just after 3pm! Here’s a short clip from “your” tree. We’ll add more sessions next year to better accommodate our visitors.

Eden Mill Summer Camp schedules are out!  We hope to see you this summer!
02/20/2020

Eden Mill Summer Camp schedules are out! We hope to see you this summer!

Phoenix Wildlife Center, Inc.
02/18/2020

Phoenix Wildlife Center, Inc.

We are in need of newspaper; please no inserts. Drop off at 14530 Manor Road. Phoenix 21131 ( 10 miles north of Towson).

Late February is known as one of the smelliest times of year. Male striped skunks let out their signature smell when try...
02/12/2020

Late February is known as one of the smelliest times of year. Male striped skunks let out their signature smell when trying to mate with a female that may not be interested. The sulfurous musk smell of a skunk can travel approximately 15 feet away! Have you seen or smelled a skunk this month?

Have you ever seen hawks or other birds of prey (raptors) sitting atop streetlights while driving down the highway?  Bir...
02/07/2020

Have you ever seen hawks or other birds of prey (raptors) sitting atop streetlights while driving down the highway? Birds of prey like to use these areas as an easy way to hunt for their favorite rodents. What is your favorite raptor?

Happy World Wetlands Day! To protect wetlands, consider reducing the amount of pollution that can run off your property:...
02/02/2020

Happy World Wetlands Day! To protect wetlands, consider reducing the amount of pollution that can run off your property: install a rain barrel to capture and absorb rainfall, use porous gravel or pavers in place of asphalt or concrete, and redirect downspouts onto grass or gravel instead of paved driveways or sidewalks. Where are some of your favorite parks with wetlands?

Did you know the gray fox is the only canid (member of the dog family) that can climb trees? They use their semi-retract...
01/30/2020

Did you know the gray fox is the only canid (member of the dog family) that can climb trees? They use their semi-retractable front claws to grasp a tree trunk while pushing upward with its back claws. If you hear a yip or bark from the treetops during the wintery months, it may be a gray fox mating! Have you seen one this winter?

Harford County DPW - Highways Division
01/28/2020

Harford County DPW - Highways Division

EDEN MILL ROAD BRIDGE: Drone photos of the recently completed Eden Mill Road Bridge over Big Branch; with the pedestrian bridge for the Eden Mill Nature Center trail system immediately adjacent to it.

Harford Land Trust
01/28/2020

Harford Land Trust

We took advantage of yesterday’s weather to visit our Gulch Conservation Preserve. HLT manages the property as a “wild and unimproved” place in keeping with the wishes of James R. Kelly, it’s former owner. The property is known as “The Gulch” because of the steep-sided ravine on both sides of Big Branch, a major tributary of Deer Creek. Big Branch meets Deer Creek downstream at Eden Mill. Visitors can see both exposed bedrock and boulders cascades.

#foreverwild #landpres #HarCo

A great big THANK YOU to the many many sponsors of our 11th Annual Shrimp and Bull Roast fundraiser!  We appreciate your...
01/27/2020

A great big THANK YOU to the many many sponsors of our 11th Annual Shrimp and Bull Roast fundraiser! We appreciate your support! Thank you to Frank at Friendly Entertainment for donating his time once again playing hits and tunes for folks on the dance floor! Thank you to the almost 300 people that purchased tickets and attended the event! The funds raised will go directly into Eden Mill Park! Woo hoo!

Thank you to everyone who attended our 11th Annual Shrimp and Bull Roast today! We appreciate your support!
01/26/2020

Thank you to everyone who attended our 11th Annual Shrimp and Bull Roast today! We appreciate your support!

Check out our paint nights!  The next one is on Friday, January 24th.  Only a few spots remain! Must preregister!
01/18/2020

Check out our paint nights! The next one is on Friday, January 24th. Only a few spots remain! Must preregister!

Another fun and creative Paint Night at Eden Mill Nature Center! Part of the "Brush Up On Birds" series, our group of artists enjoyed completing Chickadee paintings! For information regarding other upcoming Adult and Children Art Events at Eden Mill, call 410-836-3050.

Harford County DPW - Highways Division
01/18/2020

Harford County DPW - Highways Division

EDEN MILL ROAD BRIDGE: After 1 1/2 years (June, 2018) this bridge, just north of the Eden Mill Nature Center is reopening today. What started as a simple deck replacement by our Highway maintenance crews, grew into a much more complicated project following the floods the County experienced in August, 2018. Because of the extensive scour from the flood waters and worse than anticipated condition of the structural beams following removal of the deck; the project had to be placed on hold, completely redesigned, advertised and contracted out for construction. The community and users of the Nature Center are thanked for their patience and understanding during this closure.

01/17/2020
Summer intern opportunity!
01/06/2020
SUMMER INTERN (SEASONAL/PT/NO BENEFITS) - Start at $11.75/HR

Summer intern opportunity!

Be advised the Department of Parks & Recreation is currently recruiting for summer internship positions for three areas – Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Eden Mill Nature Center and our Jarrettsville Recreation Center. Supervised by the Recreation Specialist at a Recreation or Nature or Estuary C...

Thank you so much SIAB!
12/20/2019

Thank you so much SIAB!

Day 4 of SIAB's 12 Days of Christmas. Bill Walden presents a $1,000 grant to Jim Hampshire, Eden Mill Nature Committee Board member, and Aimee Dunn, Park Manager of Eden Mill Nature Center.

Maryland Dept. Of The Environment
12/13/2019

Maryland Dept. Of The Environment

Lots of elves will be busy wrapping gifts over the next few weeks. Please consider alternatives to traditional wrapping paper. Remember, lots of wrapping paper can not be recycled due to glitter, textures or finish. Always check with your local jurisdiction before assuming. Find yours here: https://buff.ly/2NAQpBF

#RethinkRecycleMD #RecycleRight

Okay nature detectives....can you guess which animal has been active in our wetland by the clues in the pictures?
12/12/2019

Okay nature detectives....can you guess which animal has been active in our wetland by the clues in the pictures?

Still time to Register for the Preschool Winter Solstice Party!
12/12/2019

Still time to Register for the Preschool Winter Solstice Party!

Did you know frogs can survive temperatures as low as 3°F? They produce and store large amounts of urine and glucose to ...
12/11/2019

Did you know frogs can survive temperatures as low as 3°F? They produce and store large amounts of urine and glucose to create a homemade antifreeze that protects their cells. Come take a hike at Eden Mill to witness the seasonal transformations of wildlife!

Maryland Department of Natural Resources- Wildlife & Heritage Service
12/10/2019

Maryland Department of Natural Resources- Wildlife & Heritage Service

Ticket sales are now closed. Good luck to all who entered and thank you for supporting the Maryland Charity Campaign. We'll announce the winner after the drawing takes place. 🐻

Still time to register for December 3!  Learn to tie your own fly.
11/26/2019

Still time to register for December 3! Learn to tie your own fly.

Today is World Fisheries Day! Deer Creek is the spawning spot for thousands of river herring and hickory shad. These sma...
11/21/2019

Today is World Fisheries Day! Deer Creek is the spawning spot for thousands of river herring and hickory shad. These small fish help clean the river by feeding on plankton and are a crucial food source for larger aquatic animals. What fish have you caught in Deer Creek at Eden Mill?

A huge thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, and exhibitors at our Fall Fest 2019 event!
11/15/2019

A huge thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, and exhibitors at our Fall Fest 2019 event!

Have you seen this fruit in your yard? The osage-orange tree produces a fruit commonly referred to as "monkey balls". Al...
11/13/2019

Have you seen this fruit in your yard? The osage-orange tree produces a fruit commonly referred to as "monkey balls". Although the fruit is inedible for humans, an old folk tale says if you place them in your cupboards or behind furniture they provide relief from cockroaches, spiders, boxelder bugs, crickets and other pests!

Our homeschool class practiced tree ID today by looking at the bark. Can you identify this tree?
11/06/2019

Our homeschool class practiced tree ID today by looking at the bark. Can you identify this tree?

Have you seen this guy in our turtle pond while visiting the nature center? The common musk turtle (Sternotherus odoratu...
10/31/2019

Have you seen this guy in our turtle pond while visiting the nature center? The common musk turtle (Sternotherus odoratus) is primarily nocturnal and hides under rocks during the day. The barbels you see on the stinkpot turtle’s chin and throat are actually sensory organs.This allows the turtle to rest on the bottom of the water body while feeling for prey.

Eden Mill Fall Fest is this Saturday !! Nov 2; 11:30am-3pm. Admission to so.many.fun.activities is free. But bring cash ...
10/28/2019

Eden Mill Fall Fest is this Saturday !! Nov 2; 11:30am-3pm. Admission to so.many.fun.activities is free. But bring cash for the ever-popular pumpkin' chunkin' and our wide assortment of yummy treats. We want to see your photos too! Tag #EMFallFest2019

Harford Stockyards 4-H Club will have live animals at our Fall Fest again this year!  Come visit! Saturday Nov 2, 11:30a...
10/24/2019

Harford Stockyards 4-H Club will have live animals at our Fall Fest again this year! Come visit! Saturday Nov 2, 11:30am-3pm. Free admission.

The red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) is a common species of songbird found throughout Maryland all year round....
10/23/2019

The red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) is a common species of songbird found throughout Maryland all year round. It is known for singing to defend its territory or to attract a female. When singing, the male fluffs his red epaulettes and half-spreads his wings to display the red and yellow feathers. What territorial birds have you seen on your feeders?

Only 2 weeks until Fall Fest 2019 - on Saturday, Nov 2 from 11:30am-3pm. Free admission to games & activities, Passport ...
10/20/2019

Only 2 weeks until Fall Fest 2019 - on Saturday, Nov 2 from 11:30am-3pm. Free admission to games & activities, Passport scavenger hunt, corn grinding, live animals, and more! Bring cash to purchase some yummy food and for the pumpkin chunkin! Check our photo collage for scenes of some of the fun activities!

10/16/2019
Harford County Government

Have you seen our barn quilt?

Slow things down and explore the timeless beauty of the Barn Quilt Trail of Harford County. www.barnquiltsofharfordcounty.com

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Susquehannock Wildlife Society
10/13/2019

Susquehannock Wildlife Society

Appropriate for this time of the year where many of us wander through pumpkin patches to find that perfect gourd for our front porch, the Marbled Orb Weaver, or "Pumpkin Spider" can often be seen building their webs in hope of a tasty insect meal. These useful backyard beauties that appear well suited for the Halloween season are shy, tend to stay out of our homes and provide a valuable service in controlling species that can sometimes become pests if not kept in check. The females exhibit the larger, pumpkin-like abdomen while the males are smaller and more slender in appearance. The next time you see one of these incredible creatures, there is no need to fear, just take a photo to share and enjoy the wonders of nature!

We are excited about this Saturday's Hunting the Haunted Tour!  The event is totally sold out for this date and the adde...
10/11/2019

We are excited about this Saturday's Hunting the Haunted Tour! The event is totally sold out for this date and the added date of November 9. If you couldn't get tickets for this season, be sure to check back in the spring.

The America Mink (Neovison vison) are small semi-aquatic mammals that can be found hunting both in rivers and along rive...
10/09/2019

The America Mink (Neovison vison) are small semi-aquatic mammals that can be found hunting both in rivers and along riverbeds. Their web like feet allow them to swim up to 100 ft underwater. Unlike beavers, these animals are not major architects to their habitat, but do build their nests with branches and other plant materials. Would you rather be a big beaver eating trees, or a small mink hunting crayfish?

Thank you to the Harford County Plein Air Painters for coming to our park at Eden Mill Nature Center & Historic Grist Mi...
10/09/2019

Thank you to the Harford County Plein Air Painters for coming to our park at Eden Mill Nature Center & Historic Grist Mill. We welcomed painters from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and elsewhere to capture our park's beauty on their canvases! We hope you enjoyed the day and painted to your hearts' content! Here we have artist Barbara painting the exterior of our historic barn, capturing the hay cart as it emerges from the shadows. Painter Ray discusses the many parks he's painted in with two of our park visitors. After completing a painting of Deer Creek behind our canoe barn, artist Keith demonstrates how easily his French easel folds before heading to a new location. Please come back and visit us again. Happy painting!

Highland Senior Activity Center
10/04/2019

Highland Senior Activity Center

Today was Paint Day with Eden Mill and Brenda Marsden. We had a wonderful time finding out what great artists we are!! Great job everyone!

Thank you to Gail Cathers, who donated 25 mounted animals today, in memory of Bob Marston!  We can't wait to hang them i...
10/04/2019

Thank you to Gail Cathers, who donated 25 mounted animals today, in memory of Bob Marston! We can't wait to hang them in the nature center for our visitors to see and enjoy!

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1617 Eden Mill Rd
Pylesville, MD
21132

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00
Saturday 09:00 - 16:00

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(410) 836-3050

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Is it too late to purchase tickets to the bull roast?
I was just wondering do you all have any kind of Christmas events?
Beautiful fall day for kayaking...even saw a bald eagle!
When is the Fall Festival?
Hello! Do you need to bring your own canoe on the sunset tour?
What a beautiful place that is so very worth preserving! Thank you for your ongoing effort to preserve Eden Mill and surroundings. Such a historic mill is a testament to human inventiveness and resourcefulness. This coupled with your mission to "inspire people to care about the environment by providing experiences that lead them to understand their connection to the natural world" -- is incredibly wise. This speaks to what I believe to be a divinely-inspired stewardship (Heb. 3:4).
I was wondering if anyone could tell me what kind of plants these are, I thought the pink may be a type of yarrow but I don't know the white one. My dog is just for cuteness factor.
Here you go Perry Iammarino
This guy is always sitting here in the same spot outside of the rock spring rd McDonald’s. Falcon of some sort? Not sure what kind.
We had a wonderful time at the fall fest!!! Thank you for a GREAT event!!!
View from the grist mill 💚
Thanks to Eden Mill (Frank and everyone) For coming to Norrisville's open house the kids love you always a BIG hit