Public Program Calendar

Outdoor learning for the whole family

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Saturday March 14, 10:00am-12:00 noon
$25 per family
Welcome feathered neighbors to your yard in this family-friendly program. Build a birdhouse together, then find out how to set up and care for your creation. Discover which birds will use a nest box which ones to welcome into your yard. Learn how to identify new residents by their nests. Find out how to properly monitor the birds who use your nestbox. Get started on a great family adventure that will last throughout the nesting season. All materials provided.

Marsh Grass Restoration Day  
March 28, 2015 9:30am-2:30pm
Support Pickering Creek Audubon Center’s restoration of salt marshes at Blackwater NWR. Join us for a morning of planting salt marsh grasses at the Refuge. Then enjoy a pizza lunch and a guided tour exploring the impacts of sea level rise in on this unique ecosystem and strategies that can protect marshes into the future.

You will be planting in muddy, shallow water, so wear old shoes or boots.   A limited number of waders will be available on a first come first served basis.
Additional Marsh Grass Restoration Days
Saturdays: April 11, April 25

Bird Walk 'n Talk- Spring Migrants

Sunday, May 17, 8:00-10:30am
Join guides from Talbot County Bird Club as they lead seasonal bird walks. Meet at the Pickering Creek Welcome Center.

Baywise Gardening
Saturday, June 20, 2015, 10:00am-Noon
$5 per person

Explore how you can make your gardens and outdoor spaces more bay-healthy and bird- friendly with UMD Master Gardeners. Tour garden spaces and natural areas at Pickering Creek.

e-Bird Monitoring
First and third Mondays from September 15-May 18

Birders of all skills are encouraged to assist volunteer leaders with bird monitoring along the Center's trails. Document what birds are using our newly installed freshwater wetland as well as collect data that allow us to track long-term trends on how birds use the Center. We have identified over 180 species at Pickering Creek over the past two years!

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