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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Spring Stream Study
Sample the stream for bugs to tell you about water quality and discover salamanders, frogs, crayfish, and spring wildflowers that depend on clean water! Boots required.

Date Time Ages
Sunday, March 24 10:00am thru 11:30am 5 - adult, under 13 w/adult

Become part of a volunteer team of invasive plant removers and native plant restorers. Learn why non-native invasive plants are a threat to our ecosystem, how to identify problem plants, and removal and restoration strategies. Wear sturdy shoes, long sleeves, and work gloves for field work in the Reserve each meeting date, weather permitting.

Date Time Ages
Sunday, March 24 11:00am thru 1:00pm 14 - adult
Sunday, April 14 2:00pm thru 4:00pm 14 - adult
Sunday, May 19 10:00am thru 12:00pm 14 - adult

The Mystery of John Smith's Chesapeake Cross Markers
Captain John Smith, on his 1612 map of the Chesapeake Bay, marked the extent of his explorations with 27 "Maltese" crosses. Ed Haile and Connie Lapallo, with the Chesapeake Conservancy, have embarked on a project to pinpoint and mark the cross locations in today's landscape for "modern day adventurers". Please join us for a fascinating afternoon of discovery as poet/ author/historians Ed and Connie weave a tale of exploration, geography, research, cartography, and Chesapeake mystery. This program is free, but donations are welcome.

Date Time Ages
Sunday, March 24 1:00pm thru 3:00pm 13 - adult

Meet a Critter
Check out one of our live critters up close while discovering what makes that animal special.

Date Time Ages
Sunday, March 24 2:30pm thru 3:30pm All, under 13 w/adult
Sunday, April 28 2:30pm thru 3:30pm All, under 13 w/adult
Sunday, May 26 1:00pm thru 2:00pm All, under 13 w/adult



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