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Talk Taste & Tour
May 22, 2018 @ 5:30 am - 7:30 pm
Chamber Members $10
Talk – Network with other Chamber members and hear all about Marshy Point Nature Center
Taste – Sample some light refreshments
Tour – Explore all that the Nature Center has to offer, both inside and out on the grounds
Marshy Point Nature Center, a Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks facility, opened in the Spring of 2000. The Nature Center is home to more than 50 different species of native wildlife. Most of these animals have been donated or are in captivity because they would not survive in the wild. Our collection includes mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects. Visitor favorites include diamondback terrapins, several species of snakes, an opossum, and our barred owl. Visitors are encouraged to speak to one of the naturalists and have an up-close encounter with one of our animal residents.
In combination with adjacent state and federal land, Marshy Point is part of a natural preserve encompassing more than 3,000 acres. Marshy Point offers stands of old and young forest, open meadows, freshwater wetlands, and a web of tidal creeks and marshes for visitors to enjoy and explore. Today, Marshy Point Park features over three miles of hiking trails, two self-guided nature trails, a canoe launch and pier, a wildlife observation platform, and a butterfly garden.