Adkins Arboretum Offers Birding Programs

Adkins Arboretum’s bird population is diverse throughout the year. Join birder Karen Harris for Back to Basics: Bird-watching on Sat., April 4 and learn the fundamentals of bird-watching and identification. Whether you’re a beginner or want to brush up on your skills, you’ll learn to distinguish birds by habitat, color, and body and head markings, and will practice using a birding field guide. Bring binoculars. The program is $8 for members, $10 for the general public and runs from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required.

The Arboretum was recently designated an Important Bird Area by the Maryland-DC Audubon Society. Birding on Call¸ a service for solo birders or small groups wishing to bird at the Arboretum, pairs an experienced volunteer birder with those who want to work on birdsongs, improve identification skills, or brush up on basics. The fee is $8 for members, $10 for the general public.

For more information or to register for either program, call 410-634-2847, ext. 0 or e-mail

Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the headwaters of the Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Open year round, the Arboretum offers educational programs for all ages about nature and gardening. Through its Campaign to Build a Green Legacy, the Arboretum will build a new LEED-certified Arboretum Center and entranceway to broaden educational offerings and research initiatives promoting best practices in conservation and land stewardship. For additional information about Arboretum programs, visit or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.