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Hello July and summer time! The Nature Center's summer camp is in full-swing and we are buzzing with new, friendly faces! Fun fact - Gwynns Falls Leakin Park is one of the coolest areas of Baltimore City during hot sunny days thanks to its wonderful, shady trees. Just another great reason to come visit! This newsletter will connect you with events in the Park, volunteer opportunities, and seasonal changes.

Check out our Instagram page by clicking on the picture below. In the month of June the Nature Center celebrated international Mud Day with nearly 300 participants!

Click on the calendar icon for our July Events!
On our website, we use a traditional calendar view to display all of our upcoming events. Take a look at what we have planned for July!
Highlights from June










 

To kick off June, the Nature Center worked with Colin Carr and rising Eagle Scouts to complete an additional stretch of boardwalk along our Ridgetop Trail!



Volunteers from the Maryland Zoo and the National Aquarium removed litter and unnatural debris from Dead Run Creek.


Start your Saturday afternoons with us when we feed our live animals at 12:30pm! Afterwards, you can hit the trails and explore Gwynns Falls Leakin Park.



Carrie Murray Nature Center would like to thank the Outward Bound volunteers for their hard work with mud day clean up.


HAPPY MUD DAY! This year's event was bigger and better than ever! What a great way to jump into July!


 
On the Horizon
Wild Adventures Summer Camp
Time to get wild! Each week we'll search for native birds, insects, and spiders, and discover fish and invertebrates in our local streams. We will savor the shade of the trees and explore the meadow a-buzz. Using our senses, we'll also track down frogs, snakes, and deer. Fungus and rotting logs are part of the fun, too! Every week is unique, so join us for as many as you like. Extended care option is from 8-9 a.m. and 3-5:30 p.m.
Register now!
Seasonal Changes
Virginia spiderwort, or Tradescantia virginiana, is making its debut! The large and dainty perennial can grow up to 3 feet tall. It has long, bright-green, narrow leaves and a thick clump of slender, branched stalks. Groups of blue or purplish, three-petaled flowers adorn the top of the plant. Spiderwort flowers open only in the morning and close by mid-day, then their petals wilt and turn into a jelly-like fluid. The flowers only open for one day, so make sure to be on the lookout. The name spiderwort comes from the angular leaf arrangement that resembles a squatting spider!
We'll see you on the trails!
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Carrie Murray Nature Center
1901 Ridgetop Rd. Baltimore, MD 21207
Monday - Friday: 9am - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 3pm
Second Sundays: 10am - 3pm

    

Thank you!
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