A Photographic Safari

Photographer Paul Marycz shares his journey through the African landscape with an exhibit of his work. His explorations took him to places in Kenya and Tanzania such as the Amboseli National Park, the Great Rift Valley, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, where he photographed scenery, wildlife and residents. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, beginning Monday through July 30. Public reception 6-8 p.m. July 9. Artists' Gallery, American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Cir., Columbia. Free. 410-740-9249

Nature for Preschoolers

The Howard County Conservancy is sponsoring a summer nature series for 3- to 5-year-olds and their parents and caregivers. Stories, crafts and short nature walks on environmental subjects include "Busy Bees," "Wiggly Worms," "Outstanding Owls," "Marvelous Mammals" and "Feel the Wind." 10-11:30 a.m. every other Tuesday, beginning next week through Aug. 31. Mount Pleasant Farm, 10520 Old Frederick Rd., Woodstock. $5 per child per program. Registration required. 410-465-8877.

Paul Marycz's photographs of African scenes and wildlife, including this lion, will be on view from Monday through July 30 at Artists' Gallery in Columbia.