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  • Location:
    Black Hill Visitors Center
    20926 Lake Ridge Drive
    Boyds, Maryland 20841
    Directions and Map

  • Hours of Operation:
    Wed., Thurs. & Fri. 11 am – 4 pm
    Sat. & Sun. 11 am – 5 pm

  • Contacts:
    Naturalist Staff: 301-528-3493
    Nature Programs: 301-528-3492
    Group Program Scheduling:
    301-528-3491
    Visitor Center Staff:
    301-528-3488

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Black Hill Nature Programs
in Black Hill Regional Park

Black Hill Visitor Center, located in Boyds, Maryland, is the site for Black Hill Nature Programs. The Center sits atop a hill overlooking Little Seneca Lake in the 2,000+ acre Black Hill Regional Park. Park Naturalists have explored the area in and around the Lake and have incorporated the best the region has to offer into a wide range of programs, for all ages, in all seasons.

Program participants can kayak Lake Seneca’s many nooks and crannies looking for beaver, waterfowl & turtles, or they may learn how ancient peoples survived the changing Piedmont seasons. The littlest ‘naturalists’ can hear stories as they take a ride on the Kingfisher pontoon boat; adults can add birds & butterflies to their life lists as our expert guides point out wildlife hotspots.

Have your checked out our Live Web Cam! watch here

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

FOBH Annual Auction & Potluck

Sunset on Little Seneca Lake

Come for a delicious potluck dinner at sunset followed by an auction that benefits the Black Hill Nature Programs.  It will be held at the Visitor’s Center on Friday evening, November 7th beginning at 6:30 pm. Here is your chance to learn about the fabulous Friends group at Black Hill. If you have a nature related item would like to donate to the auction, bring it by the center.

Bottle Brick Bench Update

     Front of the Bottle Brick Bench Back of Bottle Brick Bench

The Bottle Brick Bench project has been a wonderful expierence involving our whole community. Our 265 volunteers have put in over 1100 hours. A special "Thank You" to Sue Stockman & Bobby Perone for their moasic & artistic guidance, to The Harvest Collective's David Waters, Davey Rogner, Jane Matt, Kim Alexander, Zee Kong, & Eric Leonard for their building expertise, and to So What Else... David Silbert, Bob Schless and Daphane Clark for their lunch donations and support of this project and last but not least...to the local students for their help. The bench needs to cure and dry, with a few finishing touches over the next few weeks. Then it'll be ready for us all to enjoy the fabulous view of the meadow, the lake and gorgeous sunsets. Check our facebook page for lots of photos.

Programs Not To Miss!

Green Halloween Costume Party  Fri, October 31, 1pm – 3pm
School's out, so join us for a spook-tacular time of showing off your 'green' imagination. Make your best Halloween costume from reused or recyclable materials and join us for a party at the Visitor Center. There will be prizes for the best costumes and use of reused or recycled materials. We'll end the party with a campfire and S'mores. If you need ideas for costumes we will be posting some on Facebook, so don't forget to 'Like' us! Register at ParkPASS.org (#292752)

Birding Trip to Blackwater Wildlife Refuge Tue, November 11, 10am – 8pm

Join a Naturalist on this day trip to the Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge Center in Delaware for some incomparable wildfowl viewing. Fee includes van transportation from Black Hill Visitor Center. Please bring binoculars, warm clothing, box lunch and money to stop for a quick dinner on our way home. Register at ParkPASS.org (#292850) 18 & up; $45/FOBH $40

 

What's New?

Black Hill has a new Little Free Library. What is a Little Free Library?
 It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and
pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share. You can, too!

Little Free Library LFL


Fall Nature Programming

For all our Nature Programing, please check the guide or
click here to see our offerings.

We offer nature themed Birthday Programs!

Call 301-528-3492 for details.

Weather Advisories: For the latest information on weather related cancellations, please call ahead or visit our facebook page prior to your visit. If you'd like to receive free alerts (in event of a major crisis, emergency, or severe weather event) for Montgomery County, sign up for Alert Montgomery.

Page updated: October 21, 2014