Signs of Spring
Spring has sprung, which is a big deal for frogs and salamanders! How did they survive the winter? Where did they all suddenly come from? We’ll answer these questions and more as we explore a most mysterious and astounding natural phenomenon: the great amphibian awakening. This program will include an easy hike on fairly flat trails. Program for adults. $6 for members; $9 for public.
Star Party: Hello to Spring Skies
Watch as the seasons change, both on the ground and in the starry night. Orion will be setting and being replaced by Leo the Lion. Back-up date April 14th. Program for all ages. $6 for members; $9 for public.
Derby Hill Field Trip
Spring hawk migration peaks in April, and the Derby Hill Bird Observatory is the best place around to catch it. Hundreds of raptors fly overhead each day on their way north around Lake Ontario, surely a sight to see! Meet at Baltimore Woods at 9am to carpool, or meet the group at 10am at Derby Hill. Dress warmly and bring binoculars. Program for adults. $6 for members; $9 for public.
Earth Day Celebration
1-4pm Family Event!
It’s Earth Day! Come celebrate at a fun and educational event, including info booths on home energy, recycling, crafts, guided nature walks, live animal shows, and a special live performance of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. Program for ages 3 and up. Free to the public.
April 21 & 22, 28 & 29
Weekend Wildflower Walks
Baltimore Woods Nature Center’s premier woodland wildflower garden is a local treasure. Join caretaker Audrey Loewer for a pleasant walk through one of the wonders of spring. Each week, new species will bloom and Audrey will reveal their past and present medicinal and culinary uses. Call for accessibility information. Donations appreciated.
Spring Wild Edibles: The Hunt for the Wild Leek
Join us as we celebrate spring by foraging for and cooking with early, wild, edible plants. Learn how to identify, ethically harvest, and prepare a wild treat with campfire cooking. Meet in the lower parking lot. Program for ages 10 and up. $6 for members; $9 for public.