Enjoy a day of natural fun at North Creek Nature Center as we continue to celebrate Montgomery Village’s 50th Anniversary! Families can enjoy a variety of nature-themed activities from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the North Creek Nature Center, 20300 Aspenwood Lane. Rain location and additional parking are located at North Creek Community Center, 20125 Arrowhead Road.
Families and friends can work together to build their very own birdhouse to take home (while supplies last). Selected birdhouses will attract wrens and small swallows. Learn about and meet some of Maryland’s native reptiles during a presentation from Reptiles Alive beginning at 12:30 p.m.
Learn about an owl’s diet as you dissect owl pellets. Take some time to explore North Creek Lake Park with a scavenger hunt created by Girl Scout Junior Troop 4206. Nature craft activities will also be available.
Take this opportunity to get out with friends, family or neighbors and explore one of the Village’s most “historic” sites, the North Creek Nature Center. Celebrate nature and our 50th Anniversary at the same time! MVF will again open the doors to the Nature Center for this fun-filled day! Originally, the building was used as a bus stop for commuting to Washington, D.C., before it was moved to the current location. Since then, it has been used for nature camps and programs along North Creek Lake.
Parking will be available at the Nature Center lot on Shadow Oak Drive, as well as at North Creek Community Center; visitors will be directed through the tunnel under Montgomery Village Avenue for safe crossing to the activities. Don’t miss this great opportunity to reconnect with nature in your own backyard.