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 Students from Harford Heights Elementary School used nature confetti (a mix of seeds from native plants) to celebrate the first day of Autumn! AquaPartners from the National Aquarium, along with our staff, led 311 students from five different schools on guided hikes. They explored our trails and learned about our local  plant and animal life. Students come to Carrie Murray Nature Center for field trips and these young visitors are essential to creating future stewards of our planet.  

Can you think of ways you and your family can step away from technology and step into nature?

Click on the calendar icon for our October 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 October!
Highlights from September
           

Migrating Monarchs                                                                               
Monarch butterflies found the milkweed plants in the Carrie Murray native plant gardens and laid eggs that hatched into baby caterpillars.Visitors watched as each caterpillar munched on milkweed leaves, grew, and formed a beautiful chrysalis that one woman noted resembled "fine jewelry".Our naturalists helped our Wild Haven nature pre-school children "tag" the emerging butterflies before they took flight to search for food from flower nectar. Tagging helps answer questions about the origins of monarchs that migrate to Mexico.                                                                          
                             
                                         This Monarch friend now wears a tag # AARP 200.

                                         Welcome New Staff!
 
                                 
                         Joanna King                                   Jeremy Burnett                                                   
Joanna King leads our winter and spring Little Wild Heart series and other family nature programs. Jeremy is a naturalist that specializes in animal care. 

Fall Field Trips
                           
 
            
On the Horizon

On November 15th 2019 from 6pm to 8pm, Carrie Murray will be hosting “Starry Night”. Come with friends and family to explore the night sky, find constellations and see beautiful stars! Enjoy all of this and more under a warm and toasty campfire. All ages can unwind and enjoys stories and treats. 

 
This is a free and donation based event.
Please Register Here!
Carrie Murray is proud to present Autumn Owl Prowl on Friday, October 18, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Come sit by the warm campfire while eating tasty s’mores. Look at the stars and be one with nature! We’ll go on a night hike in the woods to listen for these amazing birds! All ages are welcome! 
                                                                                                                        
Seasonal Changes .
In the warmer seasons (summer and spring), leaves produce chlorophyll which is what makes the leaves green. Chlorophyll also helps plants absorb sunlight, which keeps them alive. Under the leaves are pigments (red, yellow, orange, and purple). They are always there, just hidden. Trees start to break down the green in their leaves when fall comes around. They keep the nutrients in their leaves for spring. When leaves lose their chlorophyll (green color) that's when the pretty autumn colors start to show. When leaves turn brown that means all the pigment is gone. Red leaves are extremely special because they're mixed with red pigment and chlorophyll. They are especially present in places where its sunny in the day and cold at night.
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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