Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center May 2016 Events

Sunday, May 1

turtle11 a.m.
Buzzing Bees and Seed Balls Learn about the amazing little creatures that play a large role in our food production. At the end of the program, it’s time to get your hands dirty! Join us to make seed balls out of native plants to jumpstart your garden and provide food for pollinators.

2 p.m.
Aviary Feeding Join us to learn some interesting facts, hear each bird’s story, and watch these amazing raptors eat!

Friday, May 6

8 a.m.
Birding at Sang Run Learn tips to birding by ear and listen for distinctive songs as we stroll through Friend’s Delight. Meet at the Kayak launch. Bring binoculars and wear waterproof hiking boots. Walk is of medium difficulty and will last approx. 2 ½ hrs.

7 p.m.
Twilight Bird Hike at Herrington Manor State Park Meet Ranger Matt Tillett for a crepuscular bird ramble. Expect to see and hear swallows, kingfishers, and newly arriving migrant songbirds. Participants can listen for owls and amphibians as nature’s chorus transitions through the evening.

Saturday, May 7

Birdfest Hikes:
6:30 a.m. Jennings Randolph Reservoir
7 a.m. Herrington Manor State Park
8 a.m. Beginning Bird Program
1 p.m. Mt. Nebo Wildlife Management Area
1 p.m. The Glades
Sign up is required for these bird hikes. Call 301-387-7067.

All Day Bird-related Crafts at the Discovery Center.

2 p.m.
Aviary Encounter Join us to learn some interesting facts, hear each bird’s story, and watch these amazing raptors eat!

Sunday, May 8

All Day Bird-related Crafts at the Discovery Center.

2 p.m.
Aviary Feeding Join us to learn some interesting facts, hear each bird’s story, and watch these amazing raptors eat!

Friday, May 13

8 a.m.
Birding at Sang Run Learn tips to birding by ear and listen for distinctive songs as we stroll through Friend’s Delight. Meet at the Kayak launch. Bring binoculars and wear waterproof hiking boots. Walk is of medium difficulty and will last approx. 2 ½ hrs.

Saturday, May 14

11 a.m.
Five Senses Hike Use all of your senses to experience the natural world around you. Join the Naturalist for an easy hike along our Sensory Awareness Trail.

2 p.m.
Hungry Critters Meet inside the Discovery Center as we feed the critters! Some will eat fish worms, while others prefer mice. A few even eat crickets!

Sunday, May 15

11 a.m.
First Impressions Some animals are born with a bad reputation. This interactive program shows that even creepy crawlies play an important role in nature. Great for all ages.

2 p.m.
Aviary Feeding Join us to learn some interesting facts, hear each bird’s story, and watch these amazing raptors eat!

Friday, May 20

8 a.m.
Birding at Sang Run Learn tips to birding by ear and listen for distinctive songs as we stroll through Friend’s Delight. Meet at the Kayak launch. Bring binoculars and wear waterproof hiking boots. Walk is of medium difficulty and will last approx. 2 ½ hrs.

Saturday, May 21

11 a.m.
Creating an Owl Join the Naturalist as we talk about the adaptations and secrets of owls. Meet one of our owls up close and then create your own. Develop nature journaling skills through observation and drawing or just come for fun.

2 p.m.
Buzzing Bees and Seed Balls Learn about the amazing little creatures that play a large role in our food production. At the end of the program, it’s time to get your hands dirty! Join us to make seed balls out of native plants to jumpstart your garden and provide food for pollinators.

Sunday, May 22

11 a.m.
Buzzing Bees and Seed Balls Learn about the amazing little creatures that play a large role in our food production. At the end of the program, it’s time to get your hands dirty! Join us to make seed balls out of native plants to jumpstart your garden and provide food for pollinators.

2 p.m.
Aviary Feeding Join us to learn some interesting facts, hear each bird’s story, and watch these amazing raptors eat!

Friday, May 27

8 a.m.
Birding at Sang Run Learn tips to birding by ear and listen for distinctive songs as we stroll through Friend’s Delight. Meet at the Kayak launch. Bring binoculars and wear waterproof hiking boots. Walk is of medium difficulty and will last approx. 2 ½ hrs.

Saturday, May 28

11 a.m.
Five Senses Hike Use all of your senses to experience the natural world around you. Join the Naturalist for an easy hike along our Sensory Awareness Trail.

2 p.m.
Hungry Critters Meet inside the Discovery Center as we feed the critters! Some will eat fish worms, while others prefer mice. A few even eat crickets!

8 p.m.
Scales and Tales Campfire

Sunday, May 29

10 a.m.
Brant Mine Hike Take a guided hike with the Naturalist to the historic Brant Mine. The hike begins in the center in our newly-designed mine room. Once at the mine site you will see the remnants of a coal mine that was operated in the 1920’s. Plus, you never know what wildlife we will see on the way. Approx. 1 ½ hour. Moderate walking.

2 p.m.
Aviary Feeding Join us to learn some interesting facts, hear each bird’s story, and watch these amazing raptors eat!

Monday, May 30

11 a.m.
Hungry Critters Meet inside the Discovery Center as we feed the critters! Some will eat fish worms, while others prefer mice. A few even eat crickets!

2 p.m.
Aviary Feeding Join us to learn some interesting facts, hear each bird’s story, and watch these amazing raptors eat!