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Thursday, February 5, 2015

2015 Master Naturalist Advanced Training Opportunities

The following includes a tentative schedule for our upcoming Frederick County 
Maryland Master Naturalist Advanced Training Classes. 
Dates and instructors are subject to change.
The cost for each class is $15.
For more information on how to register for these classes please contact:
Kelly Ketzenberger: kketzenberger@frederickcountymd.gov or

Date (snow date)
Location
Class
Jan 28, 1-3 pm
Hood College
Invasive Crayfish
Feb. 11 (18),                         11 am – 3 pm
FRNC
Aquatic Wild
Mar. 24, 3-5 pm
FRNC
Bats
Apr. 28  Time TBA
Lynne’s pond
Frog Calls
Apr. 25 TBD
CCNC
Nature Fest
May 19, 1-3 pm
CCNC
Bears
June 4
College Park
Annual Training
June 18 12:30-3 pm
Fox Haven Farm
Bluebird Trail Organic Gardening Practices at Fox Haven
June 23 1-3 pm
Adams farm
Purple Martins
Aug TBD
TBD
Cricket Watch
Sept. TBD
TBD
Mosses
Oct 14 Wed. 1 – 3 pm
TBD
Raptors
Nov TBD
Common Market
Planning for 2016

Recent Adventures

April 

Bears with Harry Spiker
Bears hibernating on the ground? Who knew what you could find in Maryland's woods! Hibernation is a way to conserve energy, so hibernation patterns vary based on the weather. Our black bears are healthy because food is plentiful.
If you see a bear in the woods, back away. If the bear sees you, don't run or make direct eye contact. Move slowly, talking to the bear as you back away. Always make sure the bear has an escape route.


January

Crayfish - Invaders Beneath the Surface
On our trek to Hood College, we discovered a world of crayfish, both native and invasive species. This small decapod is an indicator species for our aquatic environment. Looking inside a crayfish exoskeleton, we learned about their efficient the internal systems. The Rusty Crayfish is the latest invader, destroying vegetation even when it doesn't eat it. Watch for another exciting adventure into the world of small aquatic creatures!