May 31 – June 2, 2019

Washington College

Chestertown, MD

Call for MOS convention field trip leaders!

The next MOS convention will be held May 31 – June 2, 2019 at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland.  We have started organizing the convention and are looking for MOS member support to lead field trips.  Field trip locations are being determined now based on previous locations which included:

Andelot Farm
Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center
Chesapeake Farms
Eastern Neck NWR
Libby’s Nature Trail
Millington WMA, North and South
Pickering Creek Environmental Center
Royal Swan Farm
St. Paul’s Church and Millpond
Shehan Audubon Sanctuary
Tuckahoe State Park
Sassafras NRMA
Chino Farms

If you are interested in supporting next year’s convention, please send your contact information – name, email address and phone number – to Jim Rapp by December 15, 2018.  You can indicate which partial days you are able to support (Friday PM, Saturday AM, Saturday PM, and/or Sunday AM), any particular location(s), and even how many you would like to lead. If there are other locations not listed above, please provide those locations to me and we will investigate including them. If you would like to co-lead, please indicate that as well and with whom it would be.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you for your consideration and support for MOS.

Meg Harris

Chairperson, MOS Convention 2019

Please watch for future MOS newsgrams.  In addition, the soon-to-be-launched convention website will have convention details. MOS hopes to see you there! Stay tuned to this page for our conference registration form and register online.

Winning pin design for February 2018 Convention – Ocean City, MD

Every year MOS hosts an annual conference for MOS members and the general public. Conference locations vary from year to year to sample Maryland’s great diversity of species and habitats. Usually these are held in the spring or early summer when birds are migrating or nest building but are occasionally held in August to catch the shorebird early migration southward or in February in Ocean City to see the wintering waterfowl. Recent conferences have been at: Ocean City, WISP Resort, Salisbury University, and Hagerstown. Please return to this page to see advanced notice of conferences, pin contest announcement, followed by details and online registration.