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Field Trips and Events
Please note registration on Chesapeake Audubon
field trips with the leader  is mandatory - no walk ups.  You must bring a mask and there is no sharing of optics.  We will practice social distancing.  Thank you. 
Thursday, April 1, 7-8:30pm, A World on the Wing: A Talk with Author Scott Weidensaul with Pickering Creek Audubon Center
$7.00 per person

A World on the Wing, the newest book from acclaimed nature writer Scott Weidensaul, is at once a celebration of global bird migration, an exploration of our rapidly evolving understanding of the science that underpins it, and a cautionary tale of the challenges humans have placed in the way of migrating birds. It conveys both the wonder of bird migration and its global sweep, from the mudflats of the Yellow Sea in China to the wilderness of central Alaska, the remote mountains of northeastern India to the dusty hills of southern Cyprus. A World on the Wing is also the story of Weidensaul's own journey over the past two decades from a deeply interested amateur to someone immersed in migration research, using cutting-edge technology to answer questions that have fascinated him all his life--and, with fellow scientists, researchers, and bird lovers, trying to preserve global migratory patterns in the face of climate change and other looming challenges. REGISTER
Monday, April 5, 11am-12pm, WEBINAR: Nature & Nests Story and Craft Time with Pickering Creek Audubon Center, FREE
Have you ever seen a bird flying by holding twigs in its bill or feet? It’s probably using those twigs to build a nest! Join us to read a story about birds and nests, learn about different types of nests, and craft along with us to make your own nest at home! Then, use what you learned to search for nests along our guided Spring Nature Play Trail, available for free at Pickering Creek!  
Register here
Tuesday, April 6, Wednesday April 14 and Thursday  April 29 - Wildlife Friendly Gardening with Patterson Park Audubon   
Patterson Park Audubon Center is looking forward to longer days, flowers blooming, and migratory birds arriving in Maryland. They will be looking for something to eat in our gardens. So let’s feed the birds and butterflies!  Join us for one of our popular Wildlife Gardening Workshops, now available via Zoom. We are making these available widely, so please share and join us to explore why and how to cultivate your space for birds and butterflies.  Please click here for more information and to register.

Saturday, April 10, 9:00am, Leader: Fred
Brundick, Cromwell Valley Park, Photographing Nature                
Bring your camera and binoculars—Fred Brundick will take you around wonderful Cromwell Valley Park. This will be a great way to get into practice just as the flowers, butterflies, and birds are beginning to show their stuff. To register, contact Fred at or 443-752-5607.
Tuesday, April 13, 7pm - Environmental Education and Pickering Creek in the time of COVID

Hear more about what Pickering Creek Audubon Center has been up to during COVID. You'll be impressed! Pickering Creek's Center Director, Mark Scallion, and Education Manager, Mary Helen Gillen will share how our talented staff have been working with school systems and students over the past year. Learn about special projects going on at the Center and we are continuing to connect people with nature despite the new world of social distancing. This program is being presented in partnership with Talbot Bird Club. Register here
Wednesday, April 14, 7-8pm, WEBINAR: From Fluff to Fledged: How Birds Mature
$5 per person

Have you ever wondered how birds go from embryos in eggs to juveniles able to fly and fend for themselves in only a couple of months? Join Pickering Creek Naturalists as we delve into the remarkable transformation that occurs from fluffy, down covered chick to fledged and productive adult.
 Register here
Saturday, April 17, 7:30am,  Leader: Colleen Webster, Feathers and Flowers at Susquehanna State Park
An ideal time to enjoy emerging wildflowers, as well as early migrant songbirds and lingering winter visitors. Meet at the parking area at the confluence of Deer Creek and the Susquehanna River just north of Rock
Run Mill at 7:30 AM.  If you have any questions, contact Colleen at 410-459-4577 or
Register on Meetup.
Thursday, April 29,  7-8PM, WEBINAR: Exploring Human Connections with Trees, with Pickering Creek Audubon Center

Trees provide us with so much more than shade and aesthetic appeal. They are interconnected with each other, other living things and ourselves in a myriad of ways. This program will explore some fascinating characteristics of native trees as well as unravel some of those threads of connection between us and the natural world. We’ll also explore human held values of trees throughout history and across cultures.  
Register here
Please also visit the events pages of Pickering Creek Audubon Center and Patterson Park Audubon for additional programs not listed here.      
Volunteer Opportunities
Pickering Creek Audubon Center: 
Pickering Creek has ongoing volunteer opportunities to match your skills and interests.  Please see their website for details - click here.   
Patterson Park Audubon 
The Patterson Park Audubon Center team needs volunteers to help in their efforts to produce quality programs for children and adults, and to build Baltimore's bird habitat in Patterson Park and beyond. There are lots of ways you could help, both indoors and outdoors, or possibly from your own home.  Click here for information.