Montgomery Parks Warns of Snakes, Including Copperheads, During Breeding Season

Montgomery Parks warned of snakes including copperheads, after a resident spotted a copperhead on Lake Needwood trail (east side, north of the boathouse). Their message can be seen below:

“Look out for snakes, including copperheads at this time of year! This is their breeding season and the time they take advantage of heat-gathering hard surfaces to regulate their body temperature.

Park users should be cautious, particularly with the potential for encounters with Eastern Copperheads that may be crossing or basking on trails. Copperheads are not aggressive by nature and prefer to remain undetected, relying on cryptic camouflage for protection.

However, this skillful camouflage can also be the cause of close encounters with people and pets. So, please, always look carefully where you step.”

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FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival

Get ready to experience the vibrant colors, tantalizing flavors, and infectious rhythms of the Caribbean at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival! Hosted by RHU LLC, this exciting festival is set to take place on May 18, 2024, at the picturesque 16700 Barnesville Rd in Boyds, MD.

Step into a world where the Caribbean spirit comes alive! From 12:00 PM onwards, immerse yourself in a sensory journey that celebrates the unique culture, cuisine, and music of the Caribbean. Whether you’re an African American, a Reggae or Soca music enthusiast, a wine lover, or part of the vibrant Caribbean diaspora, this festival promises to delight and captivate you in every way.

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