Center closed for county holiday. Park open.
The Marshy Point Nature Center Council hosts a monthly guest lecture series featuring natural resource professionals, educators, photographers, authors, and noted naturalists. Please join us in January for: Dr. Heidi Schreiber-Pan, “The Role of Connection to Nature on Psychological Well-Being and Spirituality” And in February for: Stacy Epperson, “The Amazing Horseshoe Crab” Anyone interested in […]
How do you get sap from a tree, how is maple sugar made, and who made syrup? Join us for this ongoing weekend program where we’ll tap a tree, taste sap, and boil up maple syrup. Tree tapping hikes every hour until 3:00 pm.
Introduce your little ones to nature’s wonders while enjoying stories, crafts, games, songs, and outdoor activities together. This program is for families. Groups must call the office to schedule a trip. Dress for the weather. Please arrive and sign-in before start time. Our upcoming dates and themes are as follows: Dec. 4 (Animal Homes) Dec. […]
Marshy Point’s new Chesapeake Adventurers Pre-K program offers children a nature-focused learning experience. Modeled after the European Forest Kindergarten, the Adventurers will set out on daily expeditions in our park. Alongside two Adventure Guides, children will journey through the forests, wetlands, and tidal creeks that make up Marshy Point, allowing each child to make their […]CONTINUE READING →
Marshy Point’s Winter event calendar (covering December 2017 to February 2018) is now online. The Winter edition of our newsletter, Cattails, is also available! Check them out!CONTINUE READING →
The American kestrel may be one of North America’s smallest birds of prey, but they are still formidable predators. About the size of a mourning dove, kestrels are members of the genus Falco that includes merlins and peregrine falcons. Kestrels prey on grasshoppers, other insects, small rodents, and small birds. They will hunt both meadows […]CONTINUE READING →