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Herring Run Nursery sale, bird watching, and other Maryland green events

The great blue heron is the largest heron in the U.S. and can stand four feet tall.
The great blue heron is the largest heron in the U.S. and can stand four feet tall.
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The Patterson Park Audubon Center is offering youth bird watching on May 24 for children between grades 6 and 12. The hours are 8 - 10 a.m. Participants will act as citizen scientists and help collect data on birds. No experience is necessary, but registration is required. The Center can lend binoculars to people -- but they have to e-mail a request first. To learn more, e-mail or call (410) 558-2473.

The Patapsco Valley State Park in Carroll County is holding a bird search on May 24. It will run 10 - 11 a.m. Participants will work with park rangers to find and identify all the bird species in the McKeldin area. Some guides and binoculars will be available, but visitors are encouraged to bring their own. For ages 4 and up. To learn more, e-mail or call (410) 461-5005.

Baltimore Free Store and Second Chance, Inc., are holding a free market on 1700 Ridgely Street on May 24. The market will accept donations from 10 - 11:30 a.m. and then give them away from 12 - 2 p.m. To learn more, e-mail

The Cunningham Falls State Park in Frederick County is offering a Waterfall Walk on May 24. It will run 1 - 2 p.m. The park naturalist will take visitors to the longest cascading waterfall in Maryland and teach them about local bird species. Visitors should bring a drink and wear sturdy shoes for the hike. Admission costs $5.00 for Marylanders and $7.00 for out-of-state residents. To learn more, e-mail or (301) 271-3676.

The Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary and Visitor's Center is holding Nature Up Close: Turtles on May 24. It will run 2-3 p.m. Participants will learn about native turtles and see some. Visitors should wear sturdy shoes and clothes that can get wet or dirty. To learn more, contact Karen Jarboe at (301) 888-1377 or

The Herring Run Nursery in Baltimore is having a sale on May 25. The hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The nursery offers nearly 150 species of native trees and bushes and almost 100 species of native flowers and grasses. Mulch and gardening books will also be available. For more information, contact Vince Vizachero at or (443) 682-1331.

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