Shoreline camping

June is National Camping Month.

Celebrate the Chesapeake year-round! Get out your 2018 calendar and save these dates that mark activities and resources to help you get the most out of living near the Bay.

January 5: National Bird Day

January 21: Squirrel Appreciation Day

Third Weekend in January: Bald Eagle Appreciation Days

January 29: National Puzzle Day

February: National Bird Feeding Month

February 1: National Serpents Day

February 2: National Groundhog Day

Second Week of February: Homes for Birds Week

President’s Day Weekend: Great Backyard Bird Count

March 9: National Crabmeat Day

March 14: National Learn About Butterflies Day

March 28: National Weed Appreciation Day

April: National Garden Month

First full week in April: Bat Appreciation Week

April 17: National Bat Appreciation Day

April 22: National Earth Day

April 23: National Picnic Day

Last full week in April: Air Quality Awareness Week & National Volunteer Week

May: National Bike Month

First full week in May: National Wildflower Week

Second Saturday in May: International Migratory Bird Day

May 16: National Love a Tree Day

Third Friday in May: National Endangered Species Day

June: National Camping Month

June: Great Outdoors Month

First full week in June: National Gardening Week

Starting the first full weekend of June: National Fishing & Boating Week

June 18: National Go Fishing Day

June 20: National Hike with a Geek Day

June 25: National Catfish Day

July 7: National Father-Daughter Take a Walk Day

Last week in July: National Moth Week

August: National Water Quality Month

August 5: National Oyster Day

Last full weekend in August: International Bat Nights

August 31: National Trail Mix Day

September 4: National Wildlife Day

Last Saturday in September: National Public Lands Day

October: Bat Appreciation Month

October: National Go on a Field Trip Month

Wednesday, second full week in October: National Fossil Day

November 1: National Deep-fried Clams Day

November 17: National Take A Hike Day

December 14 to January 5: Christmas Bird Count Week (Check audubon.org/join-christmas-bird-count for the count’s date in your area.)

Kathleen Gaskell is the Bay Journal's copy and layout editor and author of the Chesapeake Challenge. Contact Kathleen at kgaskell@bayjournal.com.

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