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Tawes Garden Butterfly and Bumblebee Habitat Stewards Program 

A new monthly environmental education and volunteer training program for Chesapeake Bay pollinator habitat gardeners, stewards and naturalists. 

Location: Maryland DNR Headquarters and Tawes Garden, 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis. Lecture to be held in CRC1 Main Conference Room at DNR; field sessions in Tawes Garden. Please note the varying program times.


Attendance is free and open to all. Master Gardeners may claim Education Hours for each session. To enter DNR building, you must bring a photo ID.

Free parking is available through Gate 6 at the Naval Academy Stadium, off Taylor Avenue.

Upcoming Sessions:

April 4, 2024 -- 9:30am - 12 noon 

"Maryland Native Pollinator Plants in Tawes Garden",

Suzanne Weber, Tawes Garden Horticulturist


May 7, 2024 -- 1:00pm - 3:00pm

"USGS Bee Projects in Maryland",

Dr. Sam Droege, US Geological Survey Bee Lab


June 6, 2024 -- 10:00am - 11:30am

"Maryland Native Pollinators",

Max Ferlauto, Maryland DNR State Biologist


July 18, 2024 -- 9:30am - 12 noon

"Beneficial Predators and Parasitoids",

Maxine Yoon, UMD MG Coordinator for Anne Arundel County


To register, contact Suzanne Weber at DNR:, tel: 410-260-8185 (leave message)

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