More April events!

We hope you enjoyed the beginning of April and all the events our region has to offer. But wait, there’s more! Earth Day is just around the corner, and with it come lots of great events on the Eastern Shore.
heronblogThe Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center is continuing its Environmentally Speaking Lecture Series on April 20 at 7 p.m. Executive Director Judy Wink will speak about the three common herons of the Eastern Shore.

The Center for Environment & Society at Washington College will kick off Earth Day celebrations on Friday, April 22 with the showing of More than Honey and a mead tasting by Charm City Meadworks on the Chester Riverfront. If you are excited about the prospect of making your own mead from your own honeybees, attend a talk by Master Beekeeper Capt. David Smith on April 25 at 4:30 p.m. at Washington College. Smith will speak about honeybee colony management on the Eastern Shore. Call Jamie Frees at 410-810-7162 for more information.

Better start marking your calendar now, because Earth Day weekend is packed with fantastic events! Eastern Shore Land Conservancy will host a Spring Bird Walk on April 23 at 8 a.m. in Talbot County. Land Protection Specialist Jared Parks will lead a walk along forested riparian buffers and open fields, the perfect habitat for spotting spring migratory birds. Afterward, swing by the Community Plant Swap at Pickering Creek Audubon Center. Bring your extra seeds or divided plants, or just come check out Pickering Creek.

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Chestertown Earth Day Festival

Also on April 23, stroll through Chestertown’s 6th Annual Earth Day Festival and enjoy the art, music, farmer’s market, and much more! While you’re in Chestertown, stop by Unity Nursery in Church Hill for a talk on Woodland Gardening by Lyle Almond. Learn how to create a balanced garden that is beautiful and natural.

Who’s ready to start their garden?! The Mt. Cuba Center is giving a class on April 28 on trillium“Terrific Trilliums”! Learn about the trillium’s life cycle, and find out how to care for them in your own garden. Don’t miss the 27th Annual Geranium and Spring Flower Sale in St. Michaels on April 29 and 30! Beautiful potted geraniums in all colors, large hanging baskets, and assorted bedding plants will be available rain or shine! And, of course, don’t miss the Arboretum’s Nursery Opening Day for members (both current and those who join that day) on Saturday, April 30.

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Native Plant Nursery Opening Day for members – Saturday, April 30!

Welcome the warm weather and the end of April with a Paddle into Spring on April 30 with the Sassafras Environmental Education Center at Turner’s Creek. Call Jaime Belanger at 410-348-5214 for more information!

We can’t wait to see what events May has in store! Don’t forget to check out Adkins Arboretum’s event schedule!

by Kathy Thornton
Arboretum volunteer

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