COVE POINT NATURAL HERITAGE TRUST

The mission of the Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust is to preserve and protect ecologically sensitive sites at Cove Point and Southern Maryland through land conservation, scientific research, and environmental education.

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Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust
11785 Clifton Drive
P.O. Box 336
Lusby, MD 20657
410.394.1300

 

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Hellen Creek Forest and Wildlife Preserve Nature Walk
February 10, 2018
10:00 a.m. to noon 

Join us for a winter walk at the Preserve. We will be looking for winter waterfowl, nesting Bald Eagles, and wandering Wild Turkeys!

Hellen Creek Forest and Wildlife Preserve
February 19, 2018
9:00 to 10:00 a.m. 

Come out and count the birds for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count as we search for winter birds and waterfowl.

Hellen Creek Forest and Wildlife Preserve Invasive Removal
March 24, 2018
10 a.m. to noon 

Join the effort to keep invasive plants in their place. We will be readying the gardens for the upcoming growing season. Please wear sturdy clothes as some of these plants are armed and dangerous. Tools will be provided.

Hellen Creek Forest and Wildlife Preserve Nature Walk
April 28, 2018
10:00 a.m. to noon 

Continue your exploration of the Preserve this time in its spring finery. We will be identifying migrating birds and emerging plant and insect populations. Bring cameras, binoculars and bug spray.

Annmarie Gardens Calvert Green Expo
June 2, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Take advantage of this free event and see us and such groups as Calvert Master Gardeners, Calvert County Public Works, various green vendors, and a green Maker’s Market in learning about green living practices.

Hellen Creek Forest and Wildlife Preserve Invasive Removal
June 23, 2018
9:00 a.m. to noon. 

Please come out and become part of the effort to keep invasive plants in their place. We will be weeding the garden exclosures and adding new plants. Please wear sturdy clothes and gloves as some of these plants are armed and dangerous. Tools will be provided.

Hellen Creek Forest and Wildlife Preserve Nature Walk
July 28, 2018
8:00 to 10:00 a.m. 

Enjoy the warm summer air in our summer visit to the Preserve. We will be identifying birds and various plants and insect populations. Bring cameras, binoculars, and bug spray.

Hellen Creek Forest and Wildlife Preserve Invasive Removal
September 15, 2018
9:00 a.m. to noon. 

Join the continuing effort to keep invasive plants in their place. We will be weeding Japanese stiltgrass before it goes to seed. Please bring work gloves. Tools will be provided.

Patuxent River Appreciation Days
October 6, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

The premiere fall event in Solomons PRAD is the best opportunity to see it all. There are lots of activities including free boat rides, free admission to the Calvert Marine Museum, a craft fair, live music, local food, and a parade on Sunday. We will be set up in front of the exhibits building. Come on over and say hello.

Hellen Creek Forest and Wildlife Preserve Nature Walk
October 27, 2018
10:00 a.m. to noon 

Come out for last nature walk of the 2018 season. Enjoy the autumnal foliage and search for arriving fall migrant songbirds. Bring cameras and binoculars.

For more information about any of these events, call 410-394-1300 or e-mail cpnht@comcast.net.

Deer Hunting Season at Hellen Creek Forest and Wildlife Preserve

You may have noticed some blue strips painted on trees along Hilltop Road and Clifton Drive. Those of you who hunt should recognize the marking and their meanings, but not everyone is aware of what they indicate. Basically the lines demark private property and are in essence a “No Trespassing” sign. Two signs are actually posted on the Hilltop parcel where we had the old house removed.

The primary reason for marking the property is safety. Deer season runs for a large part of the fall and winter. Bow and arrow, crossbow, black powder, and firearm seasons come and go in succession. We do have hunting at the Hellen Creek Preserve during these seasons. News of coyote in the area may seem like a deterrent, but they can only take down small deer. Other than these newcomers deer have no natural enemy except humans. Because of this the deer population is constantly growing and the lack of understory on our Preserve is due primarily to them. Anytime you are walking outside and plan on going near the woods or in the woods, orange is a great color to wear. This alerts hunters that you are in the area and that you are not game.

Posting the property makes it easier for those who hunt on the property to be secure and safe during their hunt. It also informs the public that this area is private land and you do need permission to enter.

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