Upcoming Woodland Stewardship Opportunities!

The University of Maryland Extension's Woodland Stewardship Education program offers and shares a variety of webinars, workshops, publications and educational programs for woodland owners, natural resource professionals, and interested citizens across Maryland. Please consider participating in one of these offerings. There are four events listed: 1) April's Woodland & Wildlife Webinar: Deer Report 2022 April … Continue reading Upcoming Woodland Stewardship Opportunities!

Deep Sea Octopuses Find Ways to Use Human Trash for Shelter

Creative ways octopuses are using garbage in oceans is an interesting article in Huffington Post about how intelligent cephalopods use trash and litter for shelters because sea shells are gone. The Smithsonian Magazine also discusses this topic. My Octopus Teacher, the fascinating 2020 Netflix film, teaches us about the intelligence of our intriguing friends in … Continue reading Deep Sea Octopuses Find Ways to Use Human Trash for Shelter

Free Zoom Workshop on The Importance of Bees, March 19th

The Baltimore County Forestry Board Will Sponsor a Free Zoom Presentation With Steve McDaniel, Master Bee Keeper, On March 19th! Six days remain before the workshop. Registration slots are still open! Enjoy a virtual Zoom hour discussion on The Importance of Bees with Master Bee Keeper, Steve McDaniel, at 7 PM on Saturday March 19th.. His topic will … Continue reading Free Zoom Workshop on The Importance of Bees, March 19th

How Do Birds Survive the Final Months of Winter?

Watching backyard birds at my feeders from November through the end of February, I've wondered how they manage to survive a dearth of food and cold- and wind-free shelters throughout the long winter months. In my back yard I provide a variety of foods to satisfy different species, from suet cakes for woodpeckers, to small … Continue reading How Do Birds Survive the Final Months of Winter?

The Woods In Your Backyard Train the Trainers Workshop registration has been extended until March 4.

There is no cost for this workshop. The Woods In Your Backyard (WIYB) Partnership is offering a free Train The Trainers workshop in Hagerstown, Maryland on March 22-23, 2022. The Partnership is seeking representatives of organizations that can utilize the printed publications, experience, and resources to offer educational outreach opportunities for landowners, professionals and others … Continue reading The Woods In Your Backyard Train the Trainers Workshop registration has been extended until March 4.

Our Annual Backyard Buffer Tree Bundle Giveaway!

Once again the Baltimore County Forestry Board will distribute free Backyard Buffer Tree Packets. This year's packets include the following species: American Plum, Black Haw, Pin Oak, Willow Oak, and Red Maple. NOTE: ALL TREE BUNDLES HAVE BEEN RESERVED! THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSE. Number of seedling packets include 25 seedlings per packet. Please select … Continue reading Our Annual Backyard Buffer Tree Bundle Giveaway!