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Event Calendar

All programs require registration unless otherwise noted.

Should you require special accommodations (i.e. language interpreter, large print, etc.) please give us as much notice as possible by calling the Park Office at 410-887-2503 or the Therapeutic Office at 410-887-5370.  TTY user’s call via Maryland Relay.

Space is limited. Please arrive PRIOR to start of program as programs begin promptly at designated start time.

POSTPONED – World Pollinators

Dr. Jody Johnson; “World Pollinators”; 6:30 PM, Friday, March 1st, 2024 Location: Sherwood House at Cromwell Valley Park Examples of pollinators are found in multiple classes of animals - bees, beetles, butterflies, flies, bats, birds, lizards, rodents, and even large mammals. The diversity of pollinators is marvelous unto itself but even more intriguing is the mutualistic relationships that they share…

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$10
Sherwood House Entrance, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
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Rise and Slime! It’s Salamander Time!

Saturday, March 2 at 1 PM to 3 PM Rise and Slime! It’s Salamander Time! – Ages 6+. We’ll take a walk in the woods to learn all about these secretive creatures. What their role is in the food web as both prey and predator and how humans use their presence as environmental indicators. $2 members/$4 non-members. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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CANCELED – Scout Day: To BEE or not to BEE

Sunday, March 3 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Scout Day: To BEE or not to BEE – Ages 5 to 11 with an Adult. Spring is in the air! Learn all about bees including the native species such as the Mason and Leafcutter bees. You’ll do your part in supporting the habitat of these low-maintenance insects by creating a…

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$6
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Fire, Flames and Flammables

Saturday, March 9 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Fire, Flames and Flammables – Ages 10+. For thousands of years, nature has provided resins, fibers that are flammable. Hike with a Naturalist to find these materials and how to use them. $2 members/$4 non-members. Primitive Tech Lab REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Spring Awakening

Sunday, March 10 at 1 PM to 3 PM Spring Awakening – Ages 5+. Discover how animals awaken in spring after hibernating all winter. We will go on a hike to search for signs of wildlife. $2 members/$4 non-members. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Eastern Bluebird Training

Saturday, March 16 at 10 AM to 12 PM Eastern Bluebird Training – Ages 18+. Want to become a citizen scientist? Interested in helping out our Eastern Bluebird population at the park? Learn how to identify common species of cavity nesting birds, how to safely observe and monitor adults and their young, and how to accurately report your observations. This…

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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The Fine Art of the Paper Bag

Saturday, March 16 at 1 PM to 3 PM The Fine Art of the Paper Bag – Ages 5+. What better way to recycle those old newspapers than to make a paper bag with them! Join a Naturalist to learn the many uses of newspaper and how to use it in our everyday life. Afterwards we will head out in…

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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The Emerald Isle

Sunday, March 17 at 1 PM to 3 PM The Emerald Isle – Ages 6+. The Isle gave us leprechauns, pots of gold and soda bread. Learn more about Ireland and help make soda bread in our Nature Center’s kitchen. $2 members/$4 non-members

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Full Worm Moon Night Hike and Campfire

Friday, March 22 at 7 PM to 8:30 PM Full Worm Moon Night Hike and Campfire – Ages 8+. Native Americans took note of when worms appeared each year as the ground thawed. Join a Naturalist to look for their castings and discover other early signs of spring. $4 members/ $6 non-members. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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$6
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Parker’s Walk in the Pond

Saturday, March 23 at 1 PM to 3 PM Parker’s Walk in the Pond – All Ages. Hop along with Parker the Frog to help unscramble the mystery behind the different egg masses in our ponds. Wear waterproof boots! $2 members/$4 non-members. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Run, duck, hide

Sunday, March 24 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Run, duck, hide – All Ages. Learn about predator-prey relationships and how some of our park animals develop. “Super Skills” for survival. $2 members/$4 non-members. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Volunteer Trail Guide Training – Adults

Tuesday, March 26, Wednesday, March 27 and Thursday, March 28 at 10 AM to 1 PM Volunteer Trail Guide Training – Adults. We are looking for volunteers to help teach about nature! March 26 at Marshy Point Nature Center, March 27 at Cromwell Valley Park, and March 28 for a field trip to the City Conservatory. Trail guides assist with…

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$6
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Spring Senior Stroll

Wednesday, Starting March 20, 27 and April 3, 10, 17, 24 at 9:30 to 10:30 AM Spring Senior Stroll – Ages 55+. Walking in nature provides benefits to both the mind and body. Enjoy a relaxing stroll with one of our Naturalist along some of Cromwell Valley’s less strenuous trails. FREE! Willow Grove Farm Gravel Parking Lot.

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Saturday Morning Bird Walks

Saturdays, March 30 through May 25 at 8 AM to 10 AM Saturday Morning Bird Walks – Ages 14+. This spring join a Park Naturalist for an early morning bird walk on Saturdays, March 30 through May 25. Bring binoculars, if you have them! FREE! Registration required. Meet at the bird walk sign in the Willow Grove Gravel Parking Lot.…

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Natural Dyes

Saturday, March 30 at 1 PM to 3 PM Natural Dyes - Ages 5+. Before commercial dyes, bright hues were derived from plants, animals, and minerals found in nature. Bring a dozen hard boiled eggs and learn to make your own natural dyes. $2 members/$4 non-members. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Self-Guided Easter Trail Hunt

Sunday, March 31 at 11 AM to 2 PM Self-Guided Easter Trail Hunt – All Ages. Stop by our Nature Center to pick up a trail booklet and set off on a self-guided hike on our trails. When you have completed the trek return for your “Egg-citing” prize! FREE! REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Saturday Morning Bird Walks

Saturdays, March 30 through May 25 at 8 AM to 10 AM Saturday Morning Bird Walks – Ages 14+. This spring join a Park Naturalist for an early morning bird walk on Saturdays, March 30 through May 25. Bring binoculars, if you have them! FREE! Registration required. Meet at the bird walk sign in the Willow Grove Gravel Parking Lot.…

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Spring Chicken

Saturday, April 6 at 1 PM to 3 PM Spring Chicken – All Ages. Spring is just around the corner. Join us as we meet & greet our resident egg layers. We MAY even answer the age-old question: Which came 1st – the chicken or the egg? $2 members/$4 non-members. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Critter Craft

Sunday, April 7 at 1 PM to 2 PM Critter Craft – All Ages. Meet one of our critters at the Nature Center and make a critter craft to take home with you. $2 members/$4 non-members. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Adult Garden Club – Mondays

Mondays from April 8 to October 22 at 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM Adult Garden Club – Ages 18+. Do you enjoy gardening, but don’t have the space or a deer-proof fence? Join like-minded green thumbs (and beginner brown thumbs) to grow your own vegetables, herbs and flowers and tend to our shred garden plots. We’ll provide the seeds, seedlings,…

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$58
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Saturday Morning Bird Walks

Saturdays, March 30 through May 25 at 8 AM to 10 AM Saturday Morning Bird Walks – Ages 14+. This spring join a Park Naturalist for an early morning bird walk on Saturdays, March 30 through May 25. Bring binoculars, if you have them! FREE! Registration required. Meet at the bird walk sign in the Willow Grove Gravel Parking Lot.…

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Drop in Gardening!

Saturday, April 13 at 9 AM to 12 PM Drop in Gardening! – Ages 13+ (with an Adult.) Join us for a morning in the garden. We provide direction, gloves, tools, and water. You bring a hat, sunscreen and a little energy. FREE! REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Children’s Garden REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Water, water, everywhere!

Saturday, April 13 at 1 PM to 3 PM Water, water, everywhere! – Ages 5+. Join a Naturalist as we learn about our many streams at the Park. Wear boots/shoes that can get wet. $2 members/$4non-members. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Outdoor Indigenous Cooking

Sunday, April 14 at 1 PM to 3 PM Outdoor Indigenous Cooking - Ages 18+. Join a Naturalist to try out native cooking practices while using a variety of indigenous cooking implements such as clay pots and an earthen pit. $2 members /$4 non-members. Primitive Technology Lab REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Polliwogs! Tuesdays or Wednesdays

Tuesdays, April 16 to May 21 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM & Wednesdays, April 17 to May 22 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Polliwogs! - Ages 2 to 5 with an Adult. Discovering nature is a lifelong journey. In this class, you and your little one will explore the natural world through hands-on activities, nature play, stories and…

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$88
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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The Full Fish Moon Hike

Friday, April 19 at 7 PM to 8:30 PM The Full Fish Moon Hike – Ages 8+. Migrations of fish traveled our waterways to spawn in April. Join a Naturalist for an aquatic night hike. Wear shoes and/or boots that can get wet. $2 members/$4 non-members. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Saturday Morning Bird Walks

Saturdays, March 30 through May 25 at 8 AM to 10 AM Saturday Morning Bird Walks – Ages 14+. This spring join a Park Naturalist for an early morning bird walk on Saturdays, March 30 through May 25. Bring binoculars, if you have them! FREE! Registration required. Meet at the bird walk sign in the Willow Grove Gravel Parking Lot.…

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Children’s Garden Club

Saturdays, Starting April 20 through October 26 at 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM Children’s Garden Club – Ages 5 to 13 (with an Adult). Grow vegetables, flowers and herbs while exploring the natural world of a garden. Join us to play, learn, craft and eat tasty foods you grow yourself. We meet approximately twice per month in the Children’s Garden…

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$58
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Amazing Amphibians

Saturday, April 20 at 1 PM to 3 PM Amazing Amphibians – Ages 8+. Join a Naturalist with a net and we will hear who is singing and see who is egg slinging! Wear sturdy boots/shoes that can get wet. $3 members/$5 non-members. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Earth Day Celebration!

Sunday, April 21 at 11 AM to 1 PM Earth Day Celebration! – All Ages. Find our how Cromwell Valley Park is doing their part by helping the Earth. Join us as we celebrate Earth Day by making edible dirt cups, seed envelope packets and newspaper flowerpots. $2 members/$4 non/members. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Monthly Calendar

View our monthly calendar of events here.