Programs

Upcoming Events

Call 410-822-4903 to register!

Ponding at Pickering Creek
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
5:30-6:30PM
$5 per child

Slippery fish, slithering tadpoles, and dragonfly nymphs!  Use dip nets and buckets to discover the unique and fascinating creatures that call the Pickering Creek pond home. Fun for all ages! 
 

Gardening Day at Pickering
Saturday, April 22, 2017
9:00AM-12PM
Saturday Service Day.Volunteers of all ages are welcome. We will be weeding and cleaning out garden beds at the Center. Volunteers are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch and stay for Canoe cleaning and volunteer paddle afterwards.
 

Planting for Birds
Monday, April 24, 2017
6:00-7:30pm
Do you enjoy watching hummingbirds hovering in the flower bed or finches at the bird feeder?  Invite feathered friends to your yard with plants that provide birds with what they need. Planting native plants are a great way to enhance the beauty of your yard and help  birds and other wildlife at the same time.  Find out how native plants help birds and get tips for incorporating them into your yard and garden in this informative evening program. 

 
Audubon Wetlands Tour
Thursday, May 11, 2017
9:00- 10:30AM
Free of Charge

Visit Pickering Creek Audubon Center to learn about the 90 acres of constructed wetlands created in partnership with Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage. Learn about the value of large-tract habitat restoration projects to birds, other wildlife and the Chesapeake Bay.  Expect to see wading birds, late migrants, and raptors.  We'll tour about two miles of trails on foot across flat but uneven ground.  Delightful views of the wetlands from two viewing platforms will be enjoyed along the way.
This program is supported through a grant from Waterfowl Chesapeake.


Horseshoe Crabs and the Delaware Bay
Saturday, May 13, 2017
$45 per perso
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Experience the mystery and magic of these living fossils during an excursion to the Delaware Bay. Pack a picnic lunch, shoes that can get wet and stay secure on your feet (no flip flops!), and a sense of adventure as we explore the Delaware Bay coast in search of horseshoe crabs and the shorebirds that depend on them. Transportation provided. Space is limited so register early!


Project Clean Stream Cleanup
Saturday, May 20, 2017
9:00AM-12PM
Saturday Service Day. Volunteers of all ages are welcome. We will remove trash from wet woodlands across Sharp Rd as part of statewide activities for Project Clean Stream.


Tour, Toast & Taste
Saturday, June 10, 2017
5:00 to 8:00PM

Mark your calendars for Pickering’s gala event at Harleigh!


Native Planting Day
Saturday, June 17, 2017
9:00AM-12PM
Saturday Service Day. Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Dig in and further improve habitat for wildlife. We will plant native plants in various spots throughout the Center. 


Summer Solstice Evening Paddle
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
6:00-8:00PM
$15 per person

Celebrate summer on the waters of Pickering Creek during this guided canoe paddle. Look out for ospreys and eagles flying overhead and fish jumping in the water. Maybe we’ll even see a ray or two cruising in the creek. PFD’s and paddles provided. Children must be at least 13 years or older and must be accompanied by an adult.

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Tour, Toast & Taste

Join us on June 10, 2017 at the Harleigh Estate in Oxford to support Pickering Creek Audubon Center's work to connect people with nature. Call 410-822-4903 for details.

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Building Environmentally Literate Citizens

Maryland requires all students graduate high school as environmentally literate citizens. Pickering Creek Audubon Center is leading the way on the Shore to provide meaningful outdoor experiences throughout the school career.

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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Next Volunteer Day-- January 28, 10am-12pm Weed Warriors & Birdfeeder making!

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