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Conowingo Bird Club

We meet at the nature center on the Maryland side of the Conowingo Dam the second and fourth Saturdays of the month for a one to two hour hike around the Susquehanna river looking for bald eagle nests and other local birds. Come join us. It’s free! You get good exercise, experience nature full on, see beautiful birds, and meet new, interesting people. Many of our members are amateur photographers and will gladly share tips with the aspiring bird photographer. Meetings are rain or shine. Bring binoculars and a water bottle. Bird guide and cameras are optional. Contact Lillian at
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Ready to Learn Something New?

Two people in canoeCanoeing 101 – Join Fern Bank Nature Center for morning canoe trips down the gunpowder river with a stop at the Bunker Hill Park for a light picnic brunch. Every other Saturday morning from September through October (8am to 11am). Cost: $20 per person per session.
Beeswax CandlesAll About Bees – It's your last chance to see the indoor bee exhibit at the Nixion Park Nature Center. Come attend a half our lecture about bees, taste some local-made honey, and make beeswax dipped candles. Sunday, September 6th at 3:30pm. Cost: $15 per person, $10 for kids 10 and under.
Beaver Chewed TreeHike to Beaver Dams – Hike on NCR trail to view beaver dams (meet two hours prior to dusk at New Freedom NCR parking lot). Date: Sept. 4. Cost: Free.
MoonBasic Astronomy – Rose Creek Nature Center will be holding a kids astronomy class on Saturday nights at 9pm for the next month. Cost: $5.
LeafMaking Stationary – Bring your kids to Piney Ridge Nature center Saturday, September 19 at 2 o'clock for an afternoon of leaf printing and pressing. Have them make awesome nature stationary to send out to their relatives. Registration required. Cost: $7 per child.
FlyFlyfishing – Learn how to tie flies and then spend 2 hours in the river (Bear Branch Nature Center). Date: Sept. 26, 1pm. Cost: $15 per person.
Wine and CheeseWine & Cheese in the Woods – Join Birch Hills Winery at Oxen Ridge Nature Center for a wine and cheese tasting in the woods. Enjoy the colors of fall, while you enjoy the autumn tastes Birch Hills has to offer. Saturday, September 26 at 5 o'clock. Cost: $45 per person. Pre-registration is required. Contact Oxen Ridge Nature Center.

From the Garden...

Carrot Pancakes So it’s the end of the planting season. You are probably harvesting the last of your carrots and by now, you are probably really sick of carrots. You'’ve had them raw, boiled, steamed, and baked in cakes and breads. Do you need a new recipe? Why not try “Carrot Spice Pancakes?”

You will need:
  • 2 cups sifted self-rising flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger or 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

  1. Mix eggs, oil, and milk together with whisk. Add to flour. Stir until combined. Fold in carrots, applesauce, cinnamon, and ginger.
  2. Heat a greased griddle until drops of water sprinkled on it evaporate noisily. Spoon 1/4 cup batter onto the griddle. Flip over with a spatula when bubbles start to form on the top. Cook second side to a golden brown color.