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MAW Monthly Meeting: Lichens

Date/Time:

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Description:

For our May meeting, we're going to learn about lichens, which are fascinating, and all too often overlooked. As we're about to find out, lichens are really just fungi that took a different evolutionary path by developing an appetite for algae and cyanobacteria. Also, they can be pretty cute to look at.

In our area, and to my eye, the top three on ascetics alone include: 1) Cladonia Cristatella, better known as British Soldiers because of their scarlet red apothecia which makes them look a little like revolutionary war era British infantry; 2) Graphis Scripta, which looks as if someone were practicing calligraphy on the side of a tree, and; 3) Cladonia Pyxidata, which kinda looks like it could've been used as a goblet by those mythological and diminutive woodland creatures, pixies. As an aside, I think we had a lot more imagination, and time to notice the little things, before we invented the internet.

Matt Nelsen, a postdoctoral researcher at the Field Museum, will be our lecturer. Matt studies how fungi have shaped, and have been shaped by, the evolution of terrestrial ecosystems.

Location:

4201 Knowles Ave
Kensington, MD 20895

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Tree Farm Regional Woodland Education Meeting

Date/Time:

9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Description:

Topics include invasive forest pests updates, pollinators and the Monarch Initiative, WVDOF supported Conservation and education, black vultures, fishers, and more!

Location:

WVU Research Forest near Morgantown
Morgantown, WV

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Spotted Lanternfly Seminar

Date/Time:

6:00 pm on Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Description:

Come and learn about the next invasive insect that is coming our way.

Will it devastate our trees as badly as the gypsy moth and the emerald ash borer?

Location:

Fulton County Library
227 N. First St
McConnellsburg, PA 17223

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Introduction to iNaturalist App Training

Date/Time:

10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Thursday, April 26, 2018

Description:

 This video by the Wild Resource Conservation Fund details the history of the River Otter, the reasons fot its decline, and the efforts to restore it in Pennsylvania.

Location:

600 Discovery Lane
Grasonville, MD 21638

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Managing Emerald Ash Borer and Other Tree Pests in Our Woodlands

Date/Time:

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Thursday, April 26, 2018

Description:

Learn how to identify and manage common woodland pests.

Location:

Lynchburg Parks and Rec - Miller Park
301 Grove St
Lynchburg, VA

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Leakin Park BioBlitz

Date/Time:

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Description:

Come participate as a citizen scientist!

In collaboration with the Greater Baltimore Wilderness Coalition, TreeBaltimore is hosting a BioBlitz festival to collect additional baseline inventory for the native plant and wildlife communities in Gwynns Falls Leakin Park. The BioBlitz will serve as an educational opportunity for the community and as a volunteer activity for experts and aids- collected data will be used as we monitor shifts in forest ecology over time in the park. We hope to see you there!

Location:

Near the Leakin Park Historic Chapel
1901 Eagle Dr
Baltimore, MD

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13th Annual Walk for the Woods

Date/Time:

7:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 28, 2018

Description:

The Scenic Rivers Land Trust is excited to once again partner with AAC Dept. of Recreation and Parks to host a day of guided hikes and public access to the Bacon Ridge Natural Area, which is County owned but currently not completely open to the public. We hope you can join us for a wonderful, relaxing day of enjoying our local woods! As in years past, we will have a variety of guided hikes, including bird watching, amphibian searches, and naturalist hikes scheduled throughout the day. We will also have ongoing programs, like "Critters Discovery" down by the stream, and "Say My Name" remembering those in the Crownsville Hospital Cemetery.

Walk for the Woods is an event to celebrate families exploring the outdoors, the beautiful Bacon Ridge Natural Area, and land protection to provide quality of life, wildlife, and Chesapeake Bay and River health. Scenic Rivers Land Trust has been promoting the protection of, and public access to, Bacon Ridge Natural Area for over a decade. This 900+ acre area is the centerpiece of the South River Greenway, a rare 4,000+ acre area of intact forest in Anne Arundel County. People who can enjoy and care about this vital forest, we believe, will help protect it.

Location:

Bacon Ridge Natural Area
Crownsville, MD

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Trek To Tall Trees

Date/Time:

10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 28, 2018

Description:

Join Forbes and Laurel Hill State Park staff on an Arbor Day celebration hike! This moderate, 6-8 mile trek will showcase the diversity of the Laurel Highland’s forests. For more information or to register, contact Rachael Mahony at (724) 259-2201

Location:

Forbes State Forest
1291 Route 30
Laughlintown, PA 15655

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Grow It Eat It 2018 Spring Open House

Date/Time:

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 28, 2018

Description:

Most of the event is FREE (donations welcome)
Come join UMD for fun event about growing anything edible!

Visit our garden, meet with our Master Gardener consultants, attend classes, demonstrations, tables of information, and visit our plant sale!

We will have the following classes (* items require registration):

Vegetable Gardening in Containers
Flavoring Drinks with Herbs
Figs, how to grow them in Maryland
Sweet Potatoes, an easy crop everyone should grow
Peppers, which varieties grow well in Maryland
Celebrity Chef Joan Nathan will be demonstrating new culinary ideas to use your garden produce
Making Beer with crops from the garden
Foraging, the many edible things growing naturally*
Hands on Workshop - Starting and Planting your Garden*
Plant Propagation Workshop*
Hydroponics Workshop*

What's Included

Demonstrations in our garden
Experts to answer edible gardening questions and help plan this year’s garden.
Large Plant sale from local suppliers starts at 11am
Bring a lunch; snacks will be for sale

Location:

Agricultural History Farm Park
18410 Muncaster Road
Derwood, MD 20855

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Foraging Walk

Date/Time:

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm on Saturday, April 28, 2018

Description:

Come visit the Montgomery County Agricultural History Farm Park and learn about gardening at the University of Maryland Grow It Eat It Spring Event!

Ever wonder what delicious edibles were growing all on their own in your backyard? Head out on a foraging walk to learn about wild plants in-the-field, verify your plant identification with a local expert, ask questions, and meet other like-minded folks.

Charm City Farms' Eric Kelly (AKA Mangy) will lead participants on a walk to identify edible and interesting wild plants.

Suggested materials: unlined journal/sketchpad, writing utensil, comfortable clothes & walking shoes, and water.

This workshop is part of a Grow It Eat It event.

Location:

Agricultural History Farm Park
18410 Muncaster Road
Derwood, MD 20855

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Basic Wetland Delineation

Date/Time:

Monday, April 30, 2018

Description:

Students and professionals just entering the field of wetland science, as well as those needing a review, should attend this 4.5 day (36-hour) course covering the methodologies and protocols set forth by the Corps of Engineers. The participants will focus on the technical aspects of wetland delineation using the individual wetland parameters of vegetation, soils, and hydrology.

Location:

Environmental Concern
201 Boundary Lane
St. Michaels, MD 21663

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Opportunities for Underutilized Wood: Energy and Wood Products

Date/Time:

1:00 pm on Monday, April 30, 2018

Description:

Underutilized wood, sometimes called “low use wood,” can be used for improving forest management in the eastern United States and an opportunity for businesses. Plan to join us for Opportunities for Underutilized Wood: Energy & Wood Products a two-day event including site tours, networking, presentations, panels and discussion sessions.

Location:

Erickson Alumni Center
1 Alumni Dr
Morgantown, WV 26505

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Virginia Forestry Summit: Brilliant Achievements, Bold Horizons

Dates/Times:

1. Tuesday, May 1, 2018Friday, May 4, 2018

2. Tuesday, May 1, 2018Friday, May 4, 2018

Description:

This program, both reflecting on the past and looking towards the future, will be led by subject-matter experts providing information on topics, issues, and ideas affecting the forestry community. Click here for a detailed schedule of events.

Location:

Omni Richmond Hotel
100 S 12th St
Richmond, VA 23219

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Oh Deer, What Can the Matter Be?

Date/Time:

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Description:

A course on managing deer (and other pesky animals) eating your gardens and flowers, etc.

Location:

Garrett College--Northern Outreach Center
12601 National Pike
Grantsville, MD 21536

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Sustainable Landscape Maintenance Course at AACC

Dates/Times:

1. 6:00 pm to 9:15 pm on Tuesday, May 1, 2018

2. 6:00 pm to 9:15 pm on Tuesday, May 8, 2018

3. 9:00 am to 12:15 pm on Saturday, May 12, 2018

Description:

Learn to manage landscapes sustainably by reducing fertilizer, pesticide and water use. Build an understanding of plant ecosystem needs to reduce costs and market a green landscape business. Textbook information available at AACC Bookstore. CEUs issued. $145 includes $7 fee.

3 Sessions

Tu 6-9:15 p.m. May 1-8 

Sa 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. May 12

Class meets at AACC’s Arundel Mills campus, room 308.

To register, go to https://www.aacc.edu/apply-and-register/noncredit-registration/ or call (410) 777-2325. For more information on the course, call (410) 777-2939.

Location:

Anne Arundel Community College
101 College Pkwy
Arnold, MD 21012

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Vernal Pool Exploration

Date/Time:

10:30 am to 2:30 pm on Thursday, May 3, 2018

Description:

Join the naturalist from Tuscarora State Park on Thursday, May 3, 2018 for a hike to Peddler’s Grave in search of critters in the vernal pools. We will meet at the Miners’ Memorial in Shenandoah at 10:30 am and carpool to the site. The hike is moderate and 5 miles in length. Bring a lunch. Pets are welcome but must be leashed at all times and get along with other pets and people. Shine only.

Location:

Shenandoah Miners Memorial
Shenandoah, PA

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North Beach and Chesapeake Beach Rain Barrel Workshop

Date/Time:

Sunday, May 6, 2018

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Location:

Northeast Community Center
4075 Gordon Stinnett Avenue
Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732

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Nature Journaling

Date/Time:

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Sunday, May 6, 2018

Description:

Stop by the journaling station during the Nolde Mansion open house event to look more closely at nature's treasures through drawing and writing. Master Naturalists Pat Catucci and Carol Welsh will guide participants through scientific journaling and nature inspired art.

Location:

Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center
2910 New Holland Road
Reading, PA 19607

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Coyote - Friend or Foe?

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2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Sunday, May 6, 2018

Description:

Coyotes are one of the most misunderstood predators in the area. They live all around us - in cities, suburbs and rural areas. Learn about the history of the coyote, how to distinguish a coyote from a wolf, where they den, what they eat, and how to avoid encounters with them.

Location:

Jennings Environmental Education Center
2951 Prospect Rd
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

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Quail Management Workshop and Tour

Date/Time:

8:45 am to 3:30 pm on Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Description:

At this program you will hear about: the latest findings from Tall Timbers Research Station’s Quail Management Handbook (results of having studied over 30,000 quail); opportunities for landowner forestry and wildlife cost-share programs; and a landowners / manager’s perspective.

In addition, we’ll tour River’s Edge Farm, hosted by the Jones family. This award-winning farm has examples of many different wildlife management techniques including long-leaf pine plantings, native grasses and wildflowers, and more (and they have quail).

Lunch will be provided by Southside Virginia Quail Forever free (but donations will be accepted).

Registration is free, but limited to 75 participants. Please reserve your space by April 30th by calling 757-653-2572.

For more information, contact Marc Puckett at marc.puckett@dgif.virginia.gov.

Location:

Grace Chruch Parish Hall
9986 Purdy Rd
Jarratt, VA

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