A new name! BCNES is now Calvert Nature Society, to better reflect the scope of our support for Calvert County's natural resources and our mission to protect the county's natural heritage and to promote environmental literacy in our communities.

Show your support of Calvert County's Nature Parks:  

  • Smile Amazon! When you are shopping online, go to http://smile.amazon.com/ and select Battle Creek Nature Education Society as your charity of choice. Once you select BCNES, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from any eligible purchases through AmazonSmile from that point forward.
  • Donate online:  We always appreciate donations at www.calvertparks.org

SNOWstorm Predicted. It appears that this winter will be another record year for Snowy Owls moving south. Staff naturalists would again like to track any that are seen in Calvert County. Contact Andy Brown at brownaj@co.cal.md.us if you see a snowy owl.

Learn about Calvert Stewards, American Hollies, and more in our November 2014 issue of
The Peeper.

Visit the Nature Parks

Planning on a visit during the holidays? Please check the Calvert County Natural Resources page for updates on holiday hours.

From River to Bay, Calvert County has it all. Come down and sample our wonderful parks. Each park offers a variety of opportunities for recreation and learning.

The Beach: Flag Ponds Nature Park. Approximately 500 acres of natural area on the Chesapeake Bay from beach to upland.

The Swamp: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Nature Sanctuary. Walk among almost 100 acres of one of the northernmost stands of bald cypress trees in the United States.

The River: Kings Landing Park  Get out on the water or explore more than 265 acres on the Patuxent River.

Nature parks are managed and operated by Calvert County Natural Resources Division, with support from the Society. 

The Division of Natural Resources also manages the following areas/sites: 

Discover Nature

Sign up for one of our Nature Discovery Programs to learn about the plants and animals of Calvert County.

Upcoming Events

03/30/2015 9:00 AM • Flag Ponds Nature Park
03/30/2015 10:00 AM • Battle Creek Nature Center
03/31/2015 10:00 AM • Kings Landing Park
04/01/2015 10:00 AM • Flag Ponds Nature Park
04/02/2015 10:00 AM • Kings Landing Park
04/04/2015 7:00 PM • Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm, 2695 Grays Road, Prince Frederick

Check the Calendar of Events for all of our upcoming programs

Support our Work

Battle Creek Nature Education Society

Calvert Nature Society supports the Calvert County Division of Natural Resources efforts to provide environmental education and recreation opportunities in Calvert County. Whether it's summer camp or an evening kayak trip, these programs create lifelong memories and instill a strong sense of stewardship for our natural lands.

Just as the park programs support the residents and visitors to our parks, we must support the parks.  Here's how you can help:

Volunteer: Help our programs be successful by devoting time to assist the naturalists with these programs.

Become a Member of Calvert Nature Society:Receive the quarterly newletter, The Peeper, discounts on programs, and support your local parks.

Local business and corporations play an important role in maintaining high quality park programs that support the local community. To learn more, contact Anne Sundermann at Anne@calvertparks.org.


Calvert Nature Society (formerly Battle Creek Nature Education Society) is dedicated to
the protection and preservation of Calvert County’s natural heritage
and the creation of an environmentally literate and aware community.
We provide opportunities for appreciation and understanding of our natural world through
our outreach initiatives and in support of the mission of the Calvert County Natural Resources Division.
The Society is a 501(c)3 organization.

Copyright Calvert Nature Society.
Mailing address: PO Box 122, Port Republic, MD 20676. info@calvertparks.org
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