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Bike to Work Day, bluebirds, and other Maryland green events

Some species of dogwood are native to Maryland.
Some species of dogwood are native to Maryland.
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Blue Water Baltimore is holding a talk, "Selecting Native Trees," on May 14 at the BWB Watershed Center. The hours are 6 - 8 p.m. Darin Crew will describe the benefits of native trees, and give advice on how the chooses the best trees for your area, and how to plant and care for them. Registration is required and admission cost $10.00. To learn more, visit or call (410) 254-1577.

The Calvert County Forestry Board will be offering a workshop, "Woods in Your Backyard," in the Courthouse Square conference room in Prince Frederick on May 14. The hours will be 6:30 - 9 p.m. The main purpose of the workshop will be to teach owners of less than 10 acres of land basic stewardship principles. Topics will include wildlife, recreation, and property values. To learn more, contact Brian Stupak at or (410) 535-1303.

The Irvine Nature Center is holding Bluebirds and Blue Martinis on May 15. The hours are 6:30 - 9 p.m. Katherine Patterson will give a presentation about bluebirds, their ecology, and how to attract them to your home or garden. Drinks will be served. Registration is required. Admission costs $20.00 for members and $30.00 for non-members. For more information, call Clare Naldrett at (443) 738-9220.

Blue Water Baltimore is offering a cruise aboard the Black-Eyed Susan. Boarding will take place at the Baltimore Marine Center at 6:15 p.m. The cruise will run from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Tickets cost $85.00 and cover dinner and two drinks as well as the cruise. The boat is weatherproof, so the cruise will be rain or shine. To learn more, contact Emily Grant at or (410) 254-1577 ext 101.

The Baltimore Metropolitan Council is holding Bike to Work Day on May 16. There will be nearly 30 events in Maryland, most of which will be in the Baltimore area. Bike to Work Day promotes bicycling to work and public awareness of bicycle safety. Many of the events provide information on bike maintenance, bicycle routes, and safety. To learn more, contact Russ Ulrich at (410) 732-9575 or