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January 2022

Café Scientifique: Maryland’s First Flower of the Year — January’s Wetland Curiosity

January 27 at 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
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Skunk Cabbage Field Trip in Arnold

Eastern Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus), is alleged to be over 72 million years old, changing little over that time. It is an extraordinary plant, possessing peculiarities found in few others. In Maryland, it blooms in January, sometimes even earlier. This is but one of its fascinating characteristics. Café Scientifique presents a two-event series, a talk on Zoom on January 27 followed by a field trip on January 29. The speaker is Siobhan Percey from Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary, who says that…

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Parasitic Algae of the Air: Downy Mildews

January 27 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The natural world is comprised of organisms large and small. And the smallest ones are typically the most deadly. In this webinar, learn how downy mildews present a constant threat to the plants we love. They can travel thousands of miles in a single season. The webinar is presented by the Natural History Society of Maryland. Speaker: Nina Shishkoff, PhD, USDA Information

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Garden Smarter: Our Native Bees & How Our Yards Can Make the Difference

January 29 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am

  At this virtual event, learn what bees are trying to tell us about our environment, five sustainable gardening practice you can do, and beneficial plants you should have growing in your yard. Presented by the Calvert County Public Library. Information and to register

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Café Scientifique: Maryland’s First Flower of the Year — January’s Wetland Curiosity

January 29 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Skunk Cabbage Field Trip in Arnold

Eastern Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus), is alleged to be over 72 million years old, changing little over that time. It is an extraordinary plant, possessing peculiarities found in few others. In Maryland, it blooms in January, sometimes even earlier. This is but one of its fascinating characteristics. Café Scientifique presents a two-event series, a talk on Zoom on January 27 followed by a field trip on January 29. The speaker is Siobhan Percey from Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary, who says that…

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February 2022

Garden Smarter: Garden Design

February 5 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am

  At this virtual event, learn some basics of garden design. Presented by the Calvert County Library in person and on Zoom. Information and to register

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Living Shorelines in Practice – Enhancing Coastal Resilience Workshop

February 10 at 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This webinar is part of a series from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Maryland Departments of Environment and Natural Resources, and Maryland Sea Grant on behalf of the Maryland Commission on Climate Change and its workgroups. This workshop will highlight advances in Maryland related to Living Shorelines and related restoration projects. The panel discussion will highlight tools available for visualization and modeling, approaches to assessment and monitoring as well as regulatory barriers and opportunities for advancement. A…

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Maryland & DC Breeding Bird Atlas 3: Community Science Saturday

February 12 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
breeding bird atlas 3 logo

The Maryland & DC Breeding Bird Atlas 3 is a five-year community science project documenting the distribution of each of the 200 species that breed across the region. Atlas Coordinator Gabriel Foley will provide an overview of how the project collects data, an update on the current status, and discuss how you can get involved and submit your own observations. The webinar is presented by the Natural History Society of Maryland. Community Science is the collaboration of everyday citizens and…

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Monarch Rx: Exploring a Little-Known Behavior of a Beloved Butterfly

February 23 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
milkweed with monarch butterfly

Most people are aware of the connection between monarch butterflies and milkweed. But did you know that adult monarchs sometimes visit dry or injured parts of certain plants to take up and store toxic chemicals called pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs)? PAs do not provide the butterflies with food but contribute to their defense. Despite being poorly documented, this behavior must be of relevance in the life of monarchs, but it might be plastic—and most details are yet unknown. Until now, few…

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Spring into Action Conference

February 25 - February 26

Anne Arundel County Watershed Stewards Academy will hold its 11th Annual Conference, Spring into Action. Registration opens January 2022.

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March 2022

Garden Smarter: Native Flowers for Early Spring Gardening

March 19 at 10:30 am - 11:30 am

At this virtual event, learn how Nature needs native plants. Daffodils and tulips are lovely, but the Spring Beauty Bee and the spring beauty flower need each other. Presented by the Calvert County Public Library. Information and to register

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