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Take an insect safari at Cromwell Valley Park

A moth in the meadow
A moth in the meadow
Michael Townsend

Insects lurk in hidden places in our gardens and backyards. Our nightmares and dreams are stalked by these “alien” creatures. They can be harmful, but serve beneficial purposes as well. What is your favorite insect? Check out Cromwell Valley Park to learn more about these “aliens” in our backyard.

Insect Safari
On Saturday, July 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Cromwell Valley Park is offering Insect Safari, a program suitable for individuals and families of all ages, at the Willow Grove Nature Education Center.

The cost is $2.00 for members and $4.00 for non-members. Pre-registration is required as walk-ins are not allowed. Click here for a registration form.

Net insects in the meadow of Cromwell Valley Park to get a closer look at our six-legged friends. You will create your own “bug-jar” to take home.

What You Need to Know
Cromwell Valley Park is located on 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road. The Main Visitor Entrance is at Willow Grove Farm (second gate). Click here for directions to the park.

There are many family activities suited to children and their families available at Cromwell Valley Park, many of them are interactive or hands-on. Some activities include hiking, camping, gardening, and crafts.

Adults and seniors can join the fun through seminars, classes, sales, and other events.

The park is open from sunrise to sunset 7 days per week, 365 days of the year. Admission to Cromwell Valley Park is free to the public, although some programs require a registration fee.

Become a member by clicking here for the membership form.

Willow Grove Nature Education Center
The Willow Grove Nature Education Center is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. most weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. It is closed Sundays. Hours are dependent on outdoor programs and available staff, so call ahead to see if they are open.

According to the Cromwell Valley Park, the Willow Grove Nature Education Center “offers plenty of opportunities for visitors to learn about nature, farming, local history, and conservation awareness.”
Also, visit the reptiles, amphibians, and mammals native to Maryland.

Check out the Cromwell Valley Park for Insect Safari on Saturday, July 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Further information about the Cromwell Valley Park can be found at the link below.

Have a great day!

Cromwell Valley Park
2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234

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