Campfire and Critter Search

Bring the family (ages 4 and up) for an evening of fun, adventure, and s’mores!

After a campfire chat focused on bat conservation, we will focus our search for new critters around the various water sources near Charlotte’s Quest.

Charlotte’s Quest is continuing an initiative to learn all of the flora and fauna that inhabit our park, and we need YOUR HELP to grow our list! Let’s see which types of animals visit the pond and streams as the sun is setting!

Kids (adults too!) will feel like real Citizen Scientists as we break out the insect nets, binoculars, and magnifying glasses. This program will be led by Ryan Davis from Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and our own Ms. Holly. $3 per person.

Brook Trout Walkabout

We are pleased to be partnering with Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay to bring this Ecology Treks series to Charlotte’s Quest. Chesapeake Forests Program Manager for the Alliance, Ryan Davis, will be leading this four-part series, sharing his expertise and passion for wildlife to allow participants the chance to dive deeper into the ecology of our beautiful park.

Topics will include animal and plant ID as well as regional conservation issues related to forests and watershed health.

Our third Ecology Trek takes us streamside to discuss Eastern Brook Trout ecology and conservation.  These stunning native trout species live in the cool, clean headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, but populations are far below what they were historically. Learn how forest preservation and restoration can help support these charismatic and economically important fish.  This program will start with a presentation in the nature center, followed by a hike that will take participants to our stream – South Branch of the Gunpowder Falls.

Please note: The conversation will be at an adult level; children are welcome to attend these events, but please be sure that your children are ready for serious learning and adult-paced hiking.

Charlotte’s Quest is thrilled to be able to offer these events at no cost to members and $3 per person for non-members. Not a member? Learn more and become a member.

 

Pollinator Conservation Walk

We are pleased to be partnering with Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay to bring this Ecology Treks series to Charlotte’s Quest. Chesapeake Forests Program Manager for the Alliance, Ryan Davis, will be leading this four-part series, sharing his expertise and passion for wildlife to allow participants the chance to dive deeper into the ecology of our beautiful park.

Topics will include animal and plant ID as well as regional conservation issues related to forests and watershed health.

Second in our four-part Ecology Treks series is a Pollinator Conservation Walk and Talk. We’ve all heard that our pollinators are struggling and that this stands to have far-reaching impacts, but Ryan will provide details and share some specifics on how we can help pollinators locally.  This program will start with a presentation in the nature center, followed by a walk that will take participants to our pollinator garden and beyond. If you want to save the bees, this one is for you!

Please note: The conversation will be at an adult level; children are welcome to attend these events, but please be sure that your children are ready for serious learning and adult-paced hiking.

Charlotte’s Quest is thrilled to be able to offer these events at no cost to members and $3 per person for non-members. Not a member? Learn more and become a member.