Call 410-822-4903 to register!
Cars, Cocktails and Conversations at Hope House Sunday, September 30, 2018 Space is limited, advance reservation required. $100 per seat
Enjoy cocktails and sumptuous hors d'oeuvres on the porch at Hope House and a GRAND RIDE about the farm in Peter's 1910 Thomas Flyer or 1911 Mercer Raceabout Walk the grounds--------------enjoy the sunset. See things you’ve never seen before! All in support of Pickering Creek Audubon Center’s work.
Welcome Fall Campfire at Pickering Creek Friday, October 5, 2018 6:00PM – 7:30PM $5 per person
The temperatures are slowly cooling, and soon the leaves will be falling! Bid farewell to summer and welcome autumn with a wagon ride and campfire at Pickering Creek Audubon Center! We’ll meet at the Pickering Welcome Center before catching a wagon ride to the campfire pit by the creek. Enjoy s’mores and a short seasonal program led by Pickering Creek staff.
Fall Garden Plan and Prep at Habitat ReStore Saturday, October 6, 2018 Time TBA Free Pickering Creek Audubon Center and Habitat for Humanity have partnered this year to bring native plants to more gardeners on the Eastern Shore. Stop by the Audubon table at the Habitat ReStore in Easton this October to learn about great native fall flowers, preparing your garden for winter, and protecting wildlife and water quality in your yard all year.
Bird Seed Sale Order DeadlineSaturday, October 8, 2018 Order Birdseed for the fall- while supporting Pickering Creek Audubon Center at the same time!
Click here for the order form. Pickup date October 20 at Pickering Creek.
Year of the Bird Celebration Brunch Saturday, October 13, 2018 Noon Space is limited, advance reservation required. $125 per seat
The National Audubon Society has teamed up with National Geographic, among others, to declare 2018 the Year of the Bird. Have a scrumptious brunch overlooking the Wye River, accompanied by a lecture by a ornithologist Dr. David Curson on the importance of birds to the society’s general well being, and actions you can take to ensure the health and safety of birds in your neighborhood. A van will then transport you to Pickering Creek, five minutes away, to view and indentify migrating birds that will be passing through the flyway above our homes during the fall.
Harvest Hoedown Sunday, October 14, 2018 11:00AM-4:00PM $5 per car
Pickering Creek Audubon Center will celebrate birds and fall on the Eastern Shore at this year’s Year of the Bird themed Harvest Hoedown. Harvest Hoedown features music at three locations, unique craftspeople, nature walks, wildlife exhibits, boat rides on the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Winnie Estelle and entertaining kids and adult activities about birds as well as food prepared by the Easton Lions Club and new local food vendors. Activities and vendors will be found throughout the Center. Explore the property with wagon rides or take a stroll on the forest trail for a sampling of the Eastern Shore’s natural beauty from wetlands to 100 year-old trees, all highlighted in vibrant fall colors.
Fresh Air Family Walks: Batty for Bats Friday, October 19, 2018 5:30PM – 7:00PM $5 per person
Birds and butterflies aren’t the only winged creatures flapping and flying around at Pickering Creek Audubon Center! Learn more about these often misunderstood flying mammals and join us for a fun exploration through the forests and fields at Pickering while we search for bats and other animals of the night.
Bird Seed Sale Pickup Saturday, October 20, 2018 Order Birdseed for the fall- while supporting Pickering Creek Audubon Center at the same time!
Click here for the order form. DEADLINE FOR EORDERS, October 8
Hoot and Holler Owl Prowl Friday, November 9, 2018 5:30PM – 7:30PM $5 per person
Escape the Waterfowl Festival crowds in town and use your senses to discover night life on an evening hike at Pickering Creek Audubon Center! Listen for Barred Owls calling, "Whoooo cooks for youuu," identify the rambunctious hoots of the Great Horned Owl, and awe at the whinnies coming from our smallest, the Eastern Screech Owl.
Fresh Air Family Craft Night Friday, November 16, 2018 4:00PM – 6:00PM $5 per personAutumn brings cooler temperatures, shorter days, and an abundance of natural goodies to decorate our homes for the season! Come out to Pickering Creek Audubon Center for an evening of exploring, collecting, and making! We’ll start by searching our trails for pinecones, beautiful fallen leaves, dried flowers, seeds, and more, before taking our treasures inside to transform them into festive seasonal decorations.
Fresh Air Family Night: Reptiles in WinterFriday, December 7, 2018 4:30PM – 5:30PM $5 per person
Why did the turtle cross the road? To find a good place to brumate for winter! Join Pickering Creek Audubon Center staff for this family friendly indoor program to meet live turtles and snakes, discover where reptiles go in winter, and how they survive the cold winter months.
Winter Landscape and Wildlife Photography with Royce Ball Saturday, January 12, 2019 10:00AM – 12:00PM $20 per person
All levels welcome! Join Pickering Creek’s “unofficial photographer,” Royce Ball for a morning at Pickering Creek Audubon Center practicing new skills with whatever camera you use (Yes, even the camera on your phone!) to capture great moments outdoors. Wander the trails with your camera in hand, looking for new perspectives and new ideas for your nature photography hobby.
Royce Ball has been photographing nature since 2003. He began with no experience or knowledge of photographic methods, and 15 years later is proud to say he is self-taught through experience. Royce has had his photographs featured in What’s Up Annapolis and Eastern Shore magazines, more than two dozen covers of the Talbot Guide, and won two honorable mention awards from the photography portion of Plein Air Easton in 2011.
Mad Men 60’s Dinner: a Classic Early Sixties Supper April 28, 2019 Space is limited, advance reservation required. $150 per person
With a generous amount of fresh ingredients, you will undoubtedly enjoy this home-cooked 60’s retro buffet meal , paired perfectly with wines from the cellar and era appropriate beverages! Enjoy a pleasurable evening with hosts at a local magnificent estate on the shores of Pickering Creek, all in support of Pickering Creek Audubon Center’s work.