Join the Natural History Society of Maryland to meet other nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, naturalists, and similarly inquisitive minds. We offer a wide variety of programs for the beginner to the advanced naturalist, and from informal social events to in-depth courses.
Everyone is welcome, but membership offers many free programs and discounts on others. So join us in a search for reptiles and amphibians, a canoe trip on the Chesapeake Bay, or to learn everything there is to know about Maryland dragonflies - it's up to you!
The mission of the Natural History Society of Maryland is to foster stewardship of Maryland's natural heritage by conserving its natural history collections, educating its citizenry, and inspiring its youth to pursue careers in the natural sciences.
The Natural History Society of Maryland (NHSM) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation founded in 1929. Its extensive collections of Maryland flora, fauna, fossils, and minerals, dating back to the early 1800's, are a rare and valuable asset to the State of Maryland. Help us build The Maryland Naturalist Center.
Join Now! Follow this link to our website and become a member.
Or send a check or money order to:
The Natural History Society of Maryland
P.O. Box 18750
6908 Belair Road
Baltimore, MD 21206
Be sure to include your contact information. Thank you for joining!
Welcome Nature Enthusiasts!
August 27 · 10:00 AM
If mosses intrigue you when you hike but you wonder exactly what you are seeing, this is your chance to figure it out in a fun environment. On the last Saturday of each... Learn more
August 25 · 7:00 PM
NHSM Lep Club - August Meeting
The August meeting of the Lep Club will meet Thursday, August 25 at 7PM.
Nick and Jim will be showing you mounting techniques and we will be distributing more Luna moth... Learn more
August 22 · 7:00 PM
What's this plant?
Learn to identify plants in an informal setting with other inquisitive people and a botanist who can answer your questions. Bring a plant or twig from your own backyard... Learn more
August 20 · 9:00 AM
Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero
Wild edibles offer a variety of health benefits to you and add unique flavors and textures to your meals. Join Nick Spero for a walk to learn about wild edibles... Learn more
August 18 · 7:30 PM
Songs of Insects Walk - Southern Montgomery County
Join naturalist Cathy Stragar for a walk around the Woodend Sanctuary. We'll listen to insect songs and try to catch a glimpse of the singers: katydids and crickets.... Learn more