December 5: Community Appreciation Dinner 6-9pm
Baltimore Woods Nature Center invites our community members to a delicious holiday meal at The Woods. This is our chance to give back to the community and the volunteers who have given so much to us. Since there is limited space in the Interpretive Center, registration is required. Please call 673-1350 to RSVP by November 30th or click the button below to RSVP.
December 7: Frogcicles and Other Amazing Winter Coping Strategies 10-11am
Just how do animals survive our cold winters? We’ll examine several survival strategies for over-wintering animals, from frozen frogs to fat-burning chickadees. We’ll also take a short walk around the Harrison Loop and maybe find some inspiration for our own winter coping skills. Program for adults. $6 for members, $9 for nonmembers.
December 9: Winter Farmer’s Market 10am-1pm
Visitors to the market will enjoy a diverse mix of local farm and artisanal food products from top regional producers. Held on the second Saturday of each month through spring. Indoors with free parking. Visit the Winter Farmers Market page on facebook for details.
December 9: Caroling in the Woods 7-8:30pm
Pick up a lantern and song sheet and enjoy a beloved tradition at Baltimore Woods. Bring holiday treats to share with fellow carolers. This event is free for all, and as always, donations are appreciated. Please bring cookies to share. Lanterns will be provided. Bring a flashlight if you prefer. Meet in the pavilion. This program is free! Please RSVP on our website.
December 13: Star Party: Geminid Meteor Shower 7-10pm
The Geminid meteor shower – “Nuff-Said.” The Geminids are caused by asteroid Phaethon 3200, and unlike most other meteor showers, begin their display much earlier in the evening, so no need to wait til pre-dawn! Also, we’ll catch our first views of the area surrounding Orion, with some of the brightest nebulae and clusters visible in the northern hemisphere. Back-up Date: December 14th. For all ages. $6 for members; $9 for nonmembers.
December 21: Solstice Hike 7-8:30pm
Join us for a tranquil, lantern-lit hike through the woods to observe the longest night of the year. Learn about ancient solstice traditions and celebrate the return of the sun by exploring the sights and sounds of nature at night. Snowshoes will be provided. Dress warmly!
This program is recommended for ages 8 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
$6 for members; $9 for nonmembers.
Snowshoe Rentals at The Woods
Did you know that Baltimore Woods has snowshoes available for rental and use on our trail system for just $5? And, if you are a member at Baltimore Woods, snowshoe use is included with your membership? Stop into the Interpretive Center during our open hours: Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm or on Saturdays from 10am-4pm to sign out a pair. (We just ask that you plan your hike in time to return snowshoes to the desk before the building closes at 4pm)