Wild Acres Public Events

Wild Acres logoAre you interested in making your habitat wildlife friendly? If so, check out our Wild Acres​ page! In addition, we provide public talks, workshops, and online webinars to teach about local wildlife. If you ​are interested in having a Wild Acres presentation for your group or organization, please contact Kerry Wixted: Kerry.wixted@maryland.gov

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Gardening for Pollinators Summer 2020.
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June 10: 6:30-7:30 pm
For Goodness' Snakes- Kerry Wixted, Education and Outreach Specialist

Snakes are fascinating yet highly misunderstood creatures. Learn the basics about snake biology, why we should care about snakes, and information on several of the species that call Maryland home. From the secretive and colorful rainbow snake to the social timber rattlesnake, Maryland’s snake species are highly diverse.​

Free! Registration will open in late May. This meeting will be held on Zoom and a temporary recording will be provided to all registrants. A live transcript will be available via Zoom.


Celebrate National Pollinator Week

National Pollinator Week is June 21 - 27. Photo of a hummingbird 

June 21: 6:30-7:30 pm
Solitary Bees of Maryland- Kerry Wixted, Education and Outreach Specialist

Did you know? Maryland is home to over 430 species of bees, most of which have solitary lifestyles. Learn about the diversity of Maryland’s solitary bees, their basic ecology, and how to help them by creating habitat in your backyard.

Free! Registration will open in early June. This meeting will be held on Zoom and a temporary recording will be provided to all registrants. A live transcript will be available via Zoom.


June 22: 6:30-7:30 pm
Butterflies and Bees that Need Trees- Kerry Wixted, Education and Outreach Specialist

Celebrate National Pollinator Week by learning about the unique relationships between local butterflies and bees that feast on trees. We'll explore basic butterfly and bee biology and then will focus on local trees that can be planted to help butterflies and bees.

This talk is sponsored by the Baltimore County Forestry Board.

Free! Registration will open in early June. This meeting will be held on Zoom and a temporary recording will be provided to all registrants. A live transcript will be available via Zoom.


June 24: 7:00-8:00 pm
Gardening for Pollinators - Kerry Wixted, Education and Outreach Specialist

Pollinators in Maryland and across the globe are in decline. Learn about common groups of Maryland’s bees, what plants provide good nectar, what plants are good host plants for butterflies, and about different types of nest boxes for pollinators.

This talk is sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Public Libraries to Celebrate National Pollinator Week.

Free! Registration will open on June 10th at 9:00am. Registration can be found on this page: https://aacpl.librarycalendar.com/events/gardening-pollinators-0 This meeting will be held on Zoom and a recording will be provided to all registrants. A live transcript will be available via Zoom.


June 26: 6:30-7:30 pm
Pollinator Trivia Night – hosted by Kerry Wixted, Education and Outreach Specialist

Celebrate National Pollinator Week by testing out your pollinator knowledge! Trivia will be hosted on Kahoot!

Registration will open on June 10th. This meeting will be held on Zoom, and a live transcript will be available via Zoom


June 30: 6:30-8:00 pm
120 Grams of Fury, The American Kestrel - Gene Groshen, Naturalist, Calvert County Government

Learn about these amazing little falcons and the research efforts going on to try and help their declining populations.​

Free! Registration will open in late May. This meeting will be held on Zoom and a temporary recording will be provided to all registrants. A live transcript will be available via Zoom.


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