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Youth Birding League, bald eagle watch, and other Maryland green events

There are about 500 nesting pairs of bald eagles in Maryland.
There are about 500 nesting pairs of bald eagles in Maryland.
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The Youth Birding League will meet on Jan 11 at the Irvine Nature Center. The hours are 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants will build birdhouses. The League is for youngsters between 10 and 15 years old. Registration is required. There is a one-time fee of $10.00 for members and $20.00 for non-members. To learn more, call (443) 738-9220.

The Baltimore Free Store will have its next free market at the C C Jackson Recreation Center on Jan 11. The market will accept donations from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and give away goods from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. To learn more, e-mail

The Oregon Ridge Nature Center in Cockeysville is holding weekend animal encounters on Jan 11 and 12 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on both days. Visitors will join a naturalist for an animal and an activity. The latter may be a story, craft, or hike. To learn more, e-mail

The Maryland Native Plant Society is offering a field trip to Carderock, Maryland on Jan 11. The hours are 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will learn how to identify winter trees and shrubs along the Potomac River. People may want to bring water, snacks, hiking shoes, field guides, binoculars, note pad and a camera. The trip will be canceled if it's snowing or raining. To learn more, e-mail

The Pocomoke River State Park is holding a bald eagle watch on Jan 11. The hours are 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The program includes a Scales and Tales live animal show, a watching station, a hike in the park to see eagles, and an optional boat tour with the Pocomoke Canoe Company. A naturalist will guide visitors in the Milburn Landing Area of the park and talk about bald eagles and bald cypress. Admission costs $10.00, but the boat ride costs $20.00 extra. To learn more, contact Angela Pease at (410) 632-2566 or