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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November 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.

$5. Registration required. Register online at ActiveMontgomery.com​ Program #88837


November 12: 6:30-7:30 pm​
Managing Deer in the Landscape – Brian Eyler, Deer Project Leader

Deer are a public resource and highly valued by Maryland citizens for many reasons, but few people fully understand how they are managed by state wildlife professionals. Maryland has been very progressive in establishing deer management regulations to address issues of overabundance that impact farmers, homeowners, and others, while at the same time maintaining healthy populations for user groups that enjoy their presence. This webinar will discuss the biology of deer, how they are managed by wildlife professionals, and the challenges that exist when addressing the conflicts that are caused by this most popular wildlife species. A live transcript will be available via a speech to text program.

Free! Registration required. This meeting will be recorded. Registration will be available soon.​​​​​


November 24: 6:00-7:30 pm
Wild about Turkeys – Kerry Wixted, Education and Outreach Specialist

How much do you know about wild turkeys? Turkeys are a conservation success story in Maryland. Learn about the history of wild turkeys in North America and in Maryland as well as the biology and ecology of these fascinating birds. A live transcript will be available via a speech to text program. Free! Registration required. This meeting will be recorded. Registration will be available in mid-November.


December 10: 6:00-7:30 pm
Wild Birds in Winter – Kerry Wixted, Education and Outreach Specialist

Learn about local birds that visit backyard in winter and ways to create wildlife-friendly habitat for birds and other wildlife. This talk will cover how to select native plants to support birds, how to select the right seed, provide nest boxes, and more. Free! Registration required. This meeting will be recorded. Registration will be available in early December.


January 28: 6:00-7:30 pm
Soldier’s Delight- Paula Becker, Outreach Ecologist/Volunteer Coordinator

TBD. Free! Registration required. This meeting will be recorded. Registration will be available in mid-January.


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