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Cecily Cicada

The 17-year brood X cicadas are on their way, expected to crawl out from the ground starting in mid-May, after which they’ll shed their...

Take the family on a fossil hunt

By Anne Province I will never forget the big smile on my son's face when he came running to show me treasure he'd found while...

Six spots for kite flying in the Chesapeake Bay area

Spring is the perfect time of year around the Chesapeake Bay—when the breeze is just right to take the family out to fly a...

9 nature play spaces in the Baltimore/Annapolis area

On a morning at the nature play space at Irvine Nature Center in Owings Mills, a group of preschoolers build a life-sized bird’s nest...

Nature Based Schools–A Grassroots Education

Nature-based programs, starting as early as preschool, boast benefits for children of all ages. By Kelsey Casselbury  For years, it’s been said that kindergarten is the...

Summer Fun—Day 48: Be an Agent of Discovery at Patuxent Research Refuge

Become a wildlife secret agent! Help locate and collect missing data while you learn about nature at the Patuxent Research Refuge. The Patuxent Research Refuge...

Six children’s gardens to visit in Maryland area

By Allison Eatough A bamboo maze, rows of sweet-smelling peppermint, a tree house with soaring views or giant sunflowers towering overhead, children's gardens are...

Winter play in Maryland parks from dog sledding to snowshoeing

The air is cold and the snowflakes maybe flying, but that doesn’t mean you need to keep your family inside until spring. There are...

Late summer fun at 6 Maryland state parks

Updated 2021 Rocky Gap State Park, Allegany CountyGreenbrier State Park, Washington CountyGunpowder Falls State Park, Baltimore/Harford countiesJanes Island State Park, Somerset CountyPocomoke River State Park,...

Five Cool Hikes to Maryland Waterfalls

By Katie Riley Cascade Falls, 2.2 milesCunningham Falls, .5 mile or .75 mile, depending on which trail you pickSwallow Falls, 1.25 milesKilgore Falls, 1.2 milesGreat...

7 nature centers kids will love in the Baltimore/Annapolis area

By Katie Riley Don't underestimate how a visit to a nature center might affect your child's future. When Ben Gardner, 16, of Millersville, first visited Jug...
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