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Welcome, June! We're enjoying the warm weather in the shade of Gwynns Falls Leakin Park's wonderful trees - come join us! 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 May, the Nature Center served 389 Baltimore City students from 6 public schools.

Click on the calendar for our June 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 June!
Highlights from May

Employees from Crown Castle came by for a great day of volunteering. They built a trail, removed unused structures, and mulched around our campus.

Our University of Maryland Extension sponsored Master Naturalist program is now in full-swing! We have 12 enthusiastic trainees who love to learn about our natural world.

In collaboration with Maryland Public Television, the Nature Center also served 30 toddlers and 40 preschoolers from Liberty Heights Elementary School, the Liberty Judy Center, and the Gateway School.

The JCC and the Y in Central Maryland worked together to clear space for camp grounds. They also removed half an acre of invasive vegetation. 

Carrie Murray's Family Volunteer day was a success! Our volunteers laid a new foundation for a bench under one of our amazing Silver Maple Trees.

Wild Haven Forest Preschool concluded their school year with a special graduation ceremony. Family and friends celebrated the preschoolers' big day!
On the Horizon
We are excited to announce that the Nature Center's campus will soon feature camp sites! Working with volunteers and park directors, we have established four sites for community members to set up tents. Stay tuned for our official debut!
Volunteer Programs
Do you work at a corporation? Everyone knows that volunteering is great for communities, but have you heard about how volunteering benefits corporations too? The Nature Center would love to host your organization for a day of service in the Park. Email our volunteer coordinator to schedule a service date with your team!
Barn Swallow
Seasonal Changes
Have you seen any Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica) in Gwynns Falls Leakin Park recently? Swallows are known for their beautiful, sharply forked tails with long outer feathers. During the month of June, Barn Swallows are commonly seen over much of the Chesapeake Bay region. They feed on a variety of insects such as moths, flies, crickets, beetles and grasshoppers. In the wild, Barn Swallows typically live to the age of four and their species is regarded as stable. When you see one of these amazing birds in the Park, please send us a picture!
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


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