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"Catoctin Creek and Fountain Rock Nature Centers . . . The Natural Place to Be"

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Crickets and Meteors:
A Maryland Master Naturalist Advanced Training Event
Friday, August 12, 2016
Raindate- Saturday, August 13
6:30 -10:00 pm
Catoctin Creek Nature Center

August 12 is the peak night of the Perseid Meteor Shower!

We will begin inside the nature center at 6:30 pm by listening to and learning the calls of our summer night insects. Then we’ll go outside and identify the crickets and katydids of Catoctin Creek Nature Center.
·       Learn about the appearance of 6 different crickets and katydids
·       Learn where different crickets and katydids live
·       Learn to identify crickets and katydids by their calls

At 8:30, we will return to the nature center to hear a short talk by Dr. Nair, an amateur astronomer from Tri-State Astronomy Club.  He will discuss the summer constellations and the Perseids meteor shower.  At nightfall, if the weather allows, we will go outside to view the night sky through telescopes. We will look at stars, planets and meteors if visible.
·       Learn about the summer night sky
·       Learn about Perseid Meteor Shower

Catoctin Creek Nature Center is located at 2929 Sumantown Rd, Middletown Maryland. 
Phone 301-600-2051

RSVP appreciated but not required to

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