Recreation and Parks Events
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Birding at Fort Smallwood Park Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm Locations: Fort Smallwood Park Details: Want to learn more about birds? We will have the opportunity to learn from Alan and Sue Young from the Anne Arundel County Bird Club. Topics that they will cover are basic bird identification and other general bird knowledge. This program will be offered at Ft. Smallwood Park or Weinberg Park. Please contact Ranger Hughes at [email protected] org or call 410-222-3348 to register. Ages 8 and up adult required (10 spots available)
Monarch Madness Time: 9:30am - 11:30am Locations: Beverly Triton Nature Park Details: Come join a ranger in tagging monarch butterflies! Discover all about the monarch butterfly and their migration. Explore the pollinator fields at Beverly Triton and see what pollinators visit us that day. Wear shoes you don’t mind getting muddy and dress for the weather. Wear a mask. To register for this program call 410-222-1978, e-mail [email protected], or register online at https://tinyurl.com/yyr9yspl
Art Exhibition @ Quiet Waters Park Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm Locations: Quiet Waters Park Details:
The gallery is located within the Park Visitors Center. Featured artists shall be:
Jen Sterling, Paintings, Willow Gallery
Janet Ewing, Second Act: For The Love of Art, Garden Gallery
Artist "Meet and Greet" on August 29, 2021
Master Gardener Composting Demonstration Time: 10:00am - 11:00am Locations: Quiet Waters Park Details: The Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners invite you to attend this demonstration at Quiet Waters Park on the Wildwood Trail. Learn how to make compost in your backyard and receive a free compost bin courtesy of the Anne Arundel County Recycling office. Demonstrations may be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or excessive heat warning. Gate fees apply. Please email [email protected] with any questions.
Mysteries of the Marsh - Harvest Moon Canoe Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details:
When Native Americans gathered their crops each autumn, they looked to September’s Full Moon as a sign that it was time to harvest. As a result, the September full moon came to be known as the Full Harvest Moon. It is the full moon closest to the Autumn Equinox - the moment when the Sun crosses the Equator, and the Northern Hemisphere will begin to see more darkness than daylight. This year’s Autumn Equinox is Sept 22 and the full moon is Sept 20.
Enjoy a leisurely evening paddle along the Patuxent River and some of the smaller branches to look for beavers, muskrats, osprey, bald eagles, red winged black birds, ducks, and many other animals. Ages: 18 or older (16 with a parent). Trips are 4 hours long and include: general orientation, basic paddling lesson, up to 0.5 mile walk to canoes/kayaks, launching canoes, and paddling. Paddlers can expect to actively paddle for 2 to 2.5 hours. The Patuxent River is a relatively slow-moving river, but paddlers must be able to propel the canoe or kayak through the water. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time. Bring plenty of water, snack, sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses, close toed shoes that can get wet, and a headlamp if you have one. $20 per person.