Save the Date!
Spaghetti Dinner
Saturday, April 27
Sam Droege
"An Introduction to Maryland's Other Bees"
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Field Trips and Events
Saturday, April 6, 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.

Saturday, April 6, 10am-noon,                    Leader: Bryan MacKay, Patapsco Valley State Park, Signs of Spring Walk
Join naturalist Bryan MacKay for a 2 mile hike as buds begin to swell and birds begin to sing. Learn about early season plants and history of the valley; we may even see a few birds! We will walk 300 yards uphill on a rocky trail to view a beautiful cascade, then continue upstream on a rough trail. There is a small fee to get in the park. To register please contact
Bryan at, at least a day in advance.
Thursday, April 18, 5-7PM, Birds and Blooms Paddle with Pickering Creek Audubon Center
$20 per person
Come explore Pickering Creek from the water! Springtime is here and our Ospreys, Barn Swallows, Purple Martins and many other birds are arriving again in Maryland after their long migration. We will be canoeing our waterways looking for wildlife and spring blooms along the creek. Canoes, basic instruction, and PFD’s provided. Please wear closed-toe shoes that secure tightly to your feet (no flip-flops!). REGISTER by Wednesday, April 17 at 12pm, or call 410-822-4903.
Saturday, April 20, 8:30am,                   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 8:30 AM. No registration necessary. If you have any questions, Contact Colleen at 410-459-4577 or email
Saturday, April 20, 10AM-12PM, 4th Annual Community Plant and Seed Swap
Celebrate Earth Day outdoors at Pickering Creek. Bring a few treasures and treats from your own garden to the Community Plant and Seed Swap. Native plants are highly encouraged. Bring plant divisions, cuttings, seeds, or seedlings of your favorite native garden plants and exchange them for FREE with other community members. Annuals, perennials, herbs, fruits/vegetables, shrubs, and trees are all welcome. Stay for a picnic or a walk around the grounds of Pickering Creek Audubon Center, which is open free of charge from dawn to dusk, 365 days a year. Check out some of Pickering Creek's bird-friendly garden spaces for ideas and inspiration. Master Gardeners, Chesapeake Herb Society members, and volunteers will be available to answer all of your gardening questions. No pre-registration required.  Call 410-822-4903 for more information.

Saturday, April 20, 8-930AM, Druid Hill Guided Bird Walk 

Saturday, April 27, Patterson Park
Guided Bird Walk
Patterson Park Audubon has two Bird-Friendly Gardening workshops in April.  Click here for more information.
Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer  with Chesapeake Audubon!
Click here for current opportunities.   We especially need someone to create and manage a new website.
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.