Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Migrating Monarch Butterflies

Oregon Ridge Nature Center will host a program on monarch butterflies on Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23; 2:00-4:00pm both dates. Monarchs are the celebrities of the butterfly species. There are about 150 species of butterflies in Maryland. But … Continue reading

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Finding Signs of Good Water Quality

Nets in hand, kids and adults spent an hour splashing through the stream at Oregon Ridge, turning over rocks, scooping up little critters in the water, and peering at the mud along the banks. Having fun while conducting a science … Continue reading

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The Soundscape of Summer – Singing Insects

The soundscape of Oregon Ridge is bright with the music of singing insects. Evening particularly at this time of year gives you the chorus of crickets and katydids. These are the males of the species, calling to attract females in … Continue reading

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