Get WILD about learning! Join us at Quiet Waters Park for a Project WILD workshop. Discover how to teach students about wildlife and conservation using hands-on, interdisciplinary lessons from Project WILD. Park Rangers, Naturalists, Teachers, and Volunteers are welcome sign up.
Registration is required at https://forms.gle/w7rpJhYr8PLbJFtc8
If you have any questions, please email Ranger Pauline at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Galleries of Quiet Waters Park is proud to present its 12th annual sale, “Holiday Artisan Market, Artistic Gifts of the Season,” which is now open through January 7, 2024.
Want to help our trees? Here is a chance to join ‘Save Our Trees’, Friends of Quiet Waters Park, and Park Rangers, for an invasive plant clearing event. See Event page for more info.
Did you know that leaving lights on around your house or apartment, as well as street and commercial building lights, harm migrating birds this time of year? Certain insects such as Monarch butterflies also migrate now. The Annapolis area is part of the “Mid-Atlantic Flyway” and a critical location.
We are approaching peak migration so please consider joining the “Lights Out” national movement by turning off your outdoor lights and closing your shades at night. Nighttime light pollution negatively affects wildlife all year round, but during Fall and Spring migration it causes window strikes and the death of thousands of birds in Maryland. This artificial “night glow” affects their ability to use the night sky safely—as many birds fly overnight and the lights disorient their flight patterns and exhaust them.
Over the next months the Friends will be sharing more on steps individuals and commercial enterprises, as well as parks and public spaces, can undertake to make our region safer for wildlife. These recommendations will include the best color temperature of light bulbs as well as methods of directing outdoor lights that still are needed. By turning off unnecessary lights and gazing up into the dark sky, you may be amazed at the brightness of stars, planets and even constellations that stretch across our field of vision! If you want to explore this topic now on your own, check out https://darksky.org.
Fascinating opportunity to tour Quiet Waters Park with the child and grandchild of two caretakers from when the park was a farm decades ago. We hope to use your talents to capture their recollections for posterity. Please let us know if you can help from 9:45am to 12:45pm on Saturday, October 7. Email Karen Green at email@example.com for more details. Thank you.