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Bye Bye Butterfly!

September 20, 2017 - Animal House, Latest

Bye Bye Butterfly! With fall quickly approaching, the butterflies are getting ready to bear the winter and Irvine’s butterfly house is following suit. Irvine’s first year of running a completely catch and release butterfly house was a huge success! Visitors could see totally native butterflies drinking nectar from native plants, see caterpillars munching away on… Read more »

Program Spotlight- Day Off Camps

September 18, 2017 - Programs

DAY OFF CAMPS AT IRVINE Looking for something for your little nature enthusiast when school’s out but you still have to work? Get them outdoors and into nature with Day Off Camps at Irvine Nature Center! Kids meet animals, explore the trails at Irvine and engage in interactive and hands-on nature exploration. Ages: 5 –… Read more »

Volunteer of the Month- September 2017!

September 1, 2017 - Irvine Volunteers

September’s Volunteer of the Month is the incredible Adam Powell! Adam Powell is a wonderful volunteer who has volunteered in many areas of Irvine including as a Youth Program Leader (YPL) at Irvine’s Summer Nature Camp and as an Animal Care Volunteer. Irvine’s Animal Care & Exhibits Coordinator, Jenna Krebs said, “Adam has been a… Read more »

Program Spotlight- So long to Summer Camp Series

August 18, 2017 - Latest, Programs

  Celebrate the last week of summer by exploring nature at Irvine! This camp series includes nature scavenger hunts, games, animal encounters, nature hikes and more! Sign up for one day or the whole series. Each day is a new adventure! Per session: $75 members, $85 non-members Aftercare 4 – 6 p.m.… Read more »

Summer Fun at Sparks!

July 17, 2017 - Eco-Explorers

The Eco-Explorers Summer Session at Sparks Elementary was a huge success once again! We started our week hiking the beautiful trails and getting muddy in the stream. Along our hikes, we observed honey bees and butterflies buzzing around collecting nectar. We found milkweed, learned about Monarch Butterflies, and caught insects with our nets! At the… Read more »

Who’s Awake?

July 10, 2017 - Animal House, Latest

Looking carefully into the last mew of the aviary, you may be able to get a glimpse of our newest animal ambassador – a Great Horned Owl! Our Great Horned Owl has finally arrived and has been settling in nicely! This owl has quite the backstory. As a chick, a predator raided the nest, but luckily,… Read more »


July 5, 2017 -

By Haley Schanne, 2016-2017 Chesapeake Conservation Corps Member What time is it? Summertime! Schools are out for the summer break, but that doesn’t mean our school field trip program is taking a vacation! This time of year is the perfect time to observe all the beautiful flora of Maryland, and that fun doesn’t have to… Read more »