Donate: Support Our Research Projects
Calvert Nature Society helps to raise funds for materials for Natural Resource Division research projects. Funds supply volunteers with the tools and materials necessary to help staff. For a list of all our projects, click here. We currently have several opportunities to contribute: Nesting Box Project and the Adopt an Owl Campaign.
ADOPT AN OWL
Our local owl species need our support. The updated Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Action Plan will list the Northern Saw-whet Owl as “highly imperiled” and Barn Owls are to be classified at “high risk of extinction.” You can support our conservation and research.
Staff and volunteers monitor these tiny owls during migration. Funds are needed for research supplies.
We currently rely on scouts and volunteers to build nest boxes for Barn Owls. Funds are needed for construction materials and predator guards.
Adopt-a-box donations of $50 or more receive:
Calvert County Natural Resources Division conducts County-wide nest box research projects for Bluebirds, Barn Owls, American Kestrels and Prothonotary Warblers. The projects revolve around the construction and placement of nest boxes in suitable habitat. Nest boxes are monitored by volunteers and the data collected allows us to evaluate the status of these important nesting species within Calvert County.
With your donation, we will provide you with a photo of your adopted box, its location and the year–end nesting results. Donations support the nest box for one year.The following adoption opportunities are available: