The Sierra Club seeks volunteers to remove invasive plants from the Little Paint Branch Park and the Cherry Hill Road Community Park on August 31. The hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will also learn about plant identification and the parks' natural history. Volunteers should wear long sleeves and pants. Gloves and tools will be provided. For more information, contact Marc Imlay at (301) 442-5657 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites people to join Monarch Watch, a citizen scientist project on August 31 at Smallwood State Park in Charles County. It will run from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants would learn about the monarch butterfly's life cycle, how to distinguish the sexes, and its conservation. Afterwards, the park naturalist will lead people on a search for monarchs in the park in order to catch and tag them. Admission costs $3.00 per person for Marylanders and $5.00 for people from out of state. For more information, contact Ranger Elena Bode at email@example.com or (301) 743-7613.
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites people to look for late summer butterflies at Soldier's Delight in Owings Mills on Sep 1. The hours are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. A butterfly expert, Dick Smith, will present a short slide show on the local butterflies and then lead the group on a two-mile hike, searching for butterflies. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Close focus binoculars are recommended. For more information, contact Dick Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or (410)778-4973.