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The schedule of events is subject to changed based on the status of the coronavirus response, weather, staffing, and other situations that may arise. If Calvert Nature Society or Calvert County Natural Resources Division cancels a program, a full refund will be issued.  See our COVID policies for all in-person activities.

NEW Registration Opening Dates

We have new dates for when registration opens:

 Programs in... Members Nonmembers
 April February 7 February 21
 May March 7 March 21
 June April 7 April 21

Summer camp registration dates tbd.

Hellen Creek Hemlock Preserve

  • 05/20/2016
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Hellen Creek Hemlock Preserve, Lusby
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  • Fee is per person.

Registration is closed

For adults, although teens 16 years and older may attend.

Hellen Creek Preserve harbors part of an isolated stand of eastern hemlock, the southern-most in Maryland. Some species of plants and animals found here are more characteristic of the Appalachian forest in western Maryland. Hemlocks are just one of a number of interesting plants. One inland wetland includes pawpaw, sassafras, sweet bay magnolia, and winterberry in a braiding streambed.

Be prepared for some difficult terrain, with some up and down and not all on trails; steep in places and wet in others.

For more information on the Preserve:

Suggestions: Wear long pants and sleeves, good hiking shoes/boots, some areas may be muddy. Bring water bottle, snacks and/or lunch. Optional: Field guides, 10x hand lens, binoculars.

Leaders: Karyn Molines & Bob Boxwell

Co-sponsored by the Maryland Native Plant Society 

Location: Hellen Creek Hemlock Preserve

Free. Registration is required: 

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