Next Meetup

Hawk Count with Jim Meyers
Please join hawk enthusiast Jim Meyers and his wife, Joanne Dintzis an experienced birder, as we watch for and count migrating broad-winged hawks and help you with in-flight identification. You will also learn more about these birds of prey and their migration. All levels of raptor fans are welcome! Jim will share our hawk count findings with the Hawk Migration Association of North America in support of their important work in the study and protection of raptors and their habitats. Bring: We will have a spotting scope set up but please bring binoculars if you have them; sun hat/sunscreen; water; and folding chairs if you would like. Cost: $15 per person. You must register and prepay to attend at A volunteer is needed to assist with the sign-in and accepting payment. If you would like to volunteer to help with this event the $15 cost is waived. Please contact Emily at [masked] for more information. The Natural History Society of Maryland is a volunteer-led non-profit organization, so the fee you pay will go directly to support the programs, the nature collections, and the building that make this kind of nature education possible. We hope you consider becoming a member of NHSM, please follow this link to join: Thank you for your support!

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What we're about

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.

Individual $25.00
Family $35.00
Contributing $65.00
Sustaining $120.00

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!

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