1. In case you missed it in the Weekend Round-Up, Brookside Nature Center is keeping their Maple Sugar tradition going during the pandemic with a self-guided interpretive Maple Trail Walk. This trail is available onsite during the month of February, and it’s free and open from dusk to dawn (note that only outdoor areas are open). They advise wearing boots as Sugaring Season is also Mud Season! Start the Maple trail walk at the 1400 Glenallan Avenue (Wheaton, MD) parking lot location – just look for the sugar maple leaf signs. Plan for time to visit the lovely Brookside Gardens while you’re there, too!
2. The Noyes Children’s Library Foundation is hosting another Noyes StoryWalk in Kensington, MD. Through February, take a self-guided, socially distanced stroll through the grounds of Warner Circle, adjacent to the Noyes Children’s Library (10237 Carroll Place), to read The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. Both English and Spanish versions of the book are posted on spaced-apart signs, and the walk includes interactive suggestions tied into the book to encourage families to get some exercise on their outing. Craft kits based on the book will also be available in front of the library on Saturdays and Sundays while supplies last.
3. A new post on the blog takes a little detour from the usual KFDC content, but hopefully the ideas for Creating a Perfect Outdoor Set-Up for the Covid Winter will help elevate your hangouts this season!
4. Highlights from last night. What was your fave?
5. Hahaha… SNL nailed it.