Events Calendar

JUNE 2024

June 2 (Sunday)
YMBC WALK:  HUGHES HOLLOW

7-9am We will scout out the impoundments as well as woodland area. To get to Hughes Hollow, follow River Road towards Poolesville and turn left at the second entrance to Hunting Quarter Road (across from Hughes Rd). Follow the road and a parking area will soon be on your right. Plan to wear long pants and footwear for wet/muddy conditions, especially if it has rained recently. Mentor: Dave Powell    All children must be accompanied the entire time by an adult. Reservations are required via  http://tinyurl.com/YMBCSpring24   If you are interested in being a mentor or learning more about it, please contact us at [email protected].

JUNE 8 (Saturday)
PATUXENT RIVER at BROWN’S BRIDGE

THIS TRIP IS FULL. WAITLIST ONLY.  On a morning walk, we’ll look for Cliff Swallows building mud nests beneath this bridge in the northeastern part of the county. We will also explore wooded trails on WSSC property bordering the reservoir to observe other possible breeding birds including Scarlet Tanager, flycatchers, and thrushes. Be prepared for bright sunlight at the bridge and possible biting insects in wooded areas. Trip will be cancelled in case of heavy rain or thunderstorms. Meet at 7:30 a.m. Limit: 10. LEADER: Paul Orsinger at [email protected].

JULY 2024

July 7 (Sunday)
YMBC WALK: Patuxent Research Refuge – North Tract

8 to ~11am We will meet at the Visitor’s Center at 230 Bald Eagle Dr, Laurel, MD 20724. We will caravan along Wildlife Way and do a short hike on grassy/natural surface trails. Feel free to bring a lunch and stay past 11 if you’d like! This trip is aimed at more experienced youth birders. Mentors: Laura Wolf and Stella Tea. Rain date is Saturday, July 20. As always, bring your binoculars! Reservations are required via http://tinyurl.com/YMBCSummer24Please note that guardians are responsible for their youth during the entirety of the trip and must stay with them during this time. If you are interested in being a mentor or learning more about it, please contact us at [email protected].

AUGUST 2024

August 11 (Sunday)
YMBC WALK: Blue Mash Nature Trail

7 to ~9am We will meet in the parking lot on Zion Rd. The trails are grassy and natural surface, so plan your footwear accordingly, especially if it has rained recently. The trail is approximately two miles and includes two ponds. Mentor: Stephen Davies.  As always, bring your binoculars! Reservations are required via http://tinyurl.com/YMBCSummer24Please note that guardians are responsible for their youth during the entirety of the trip and must stay with them during this time. If you are interested in being a mentor or learning more about it, please contact us at [email protected].

SEPTEMBER 2024

September 1 (Sunday)
YMBC WALK: Meadowside Nature Center/Lake Frank

7 to ~9am  We will meet at the Meadowside Nature Center parking lot (at the end of Meadowside Lane past the Lathrop E Smith Environmental Education Center) and explore that area plus parts of Lake Frank. Mentor: Mark England. As always, bring your binoculars! Reservations are required via http://tinyurl.com/YMBCSummer24Please note that guardians are responsible for their youth during the entirety of the trip and must stay with them during this time. If you are interested in being a mentor or learning more about it, please contact us at [email protected].

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