wildlife

Invasive Plant Identification & Removal

Tuesday, Apr. 28, 2015 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Belmont Carriage House Conference Room
Dr. Marc Implay, renowned Maryland invasive plant expert and recent award winner of the 2014 “Volunteer/Terrestrial Award” from the Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council of Maryland, will give a talk about key invasive plants in the area and what we can do to combat them. Meet other local groups that...

Bay Wise Conservation Landscaping

Thursday, Apr. 23, 2015 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Belmont Carriage House Conference Room
Learn how to be 'Bay Wise' and help stop the pollution of the Chesapeake Bay, the Patapsco River and the closest stream near your home. Learn how some simple changes to your property can make all the difference in helping to save the bay! To register, go to http://www.patapscoheritagegreenway.org/...

Rain Garden Workshop

Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2015 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Benjamin Bannker Park & Museum’s Conference Room
Thinking about installing a rain garden in your yard? Come to this presentation to learn about what is involved in building a successful rain garden. Take a walking tour of the park area to see examples of native plants appropriate for inclusion in rain gardens. To register, go to http://www...

Managing Deer Damage in Maryland (EB-354)

The white-tailed deer is of great economic and aesthetic importance to Maryland citizens. But an overpopulation of deer can result in negative consequences, such as damaged crops, landscapes, and forests, and safety concerns due to deer vehicle collisions and Lyme disease. State, local and private...
On Saturday, May 3rd, 18 youth from four counties competed in the 2014 Maryland 4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Program Contest at the Patuxent River 4-H Center.
The MD 4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) Contest provides an opportunity for youth in all 4-H age divisions to test their skills in wildlife identification, apply their knowledge of...

Maryland 4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Program Contest

Saturday, May. 3, 2014 -
9:30am to 2:30pm
Patuxent River 4-H Center
The MD 4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) Contest provides an opportunity for youth in all 4-H age divisions to test their skills in wildlife identification, apply their knowledge of ecological concepts, and learn more about wildlife management. The contest will be held on Saturday, May 3rd, at the Patuxent River 4-H Center. Lunch will be included in the registration cost for participants. Wildlife games and a short hike will be included in the program for younger participants. Registration forms and contest information can be found at: http://extension.umd.edu/carroll-county/4-h-youth/whep

Conservation Landscape Workshop

Saturday, Mar. 29, 2014 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Ellicott City, Howard County
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/conservation-landscapes-howard-county-ticket... Conservation landscaping is working with nature to reduce pollution. Conservation-focused landscapes incorporate environmentally-sensitive design, minimize polluted runoff, conserve water and are planted with native plants...

Wildlife Management: Bobwhite Quail

Bobwhite quail
Wildlife management has made significant advances in understanding the habitat needs of the Bobwhite Quail. This fact sheet presents information related to efficient quail management for sportsmen and for property owners.

The Great Horned Owl -- Rodents and Rabbits Beware

Great Horned Owl
The Great Horned Owl is a superb nocturnal hunter of rabbits and large rodents. They consume many different animals that are considered pests to agriculture and community gardens. This fact sheet will show how these effective predators may assist a farming operation or a community garden with...

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