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Origins of a Conservationist

Origins of a Conservationist by Rand Michaels, Environmental Educator As the first week of summer camp begins, I'm excited to think about all the adventures that lie ahead in the next eight weeks - adventures for the campers and for me. Each day will unfold, different than the one before it - with new appreciation [...]

By |2020-07-07T17:50:29+00:00July 7th, 2020|May-Aug 2020, The Overlook|0 Comments

Nature Notes: Dazzling Dragonflies

Nature Notes: Dazzling Dragonflies by Alexandra Grove, Environmental Educator On a hot, sunny day dragonflies zoom past children lined up along the edge of Phillip’s Pond. They dazzle with their colorful bodies, shiny wings, and incredible flying abilities. Over the course of the summer, dragonfly nymphs will emerge from the water to shed their exoskeletons, [...]

A Note From Miss Hiss

Hello My Friendsss! It's me - Miss Hiss! Stick out your tongue and smell the sweet scent of summer! Oh wait, your nose is better suited for smelling right? I have heard that if a human sticks out their tongue and attempts to breathe in through their nose and mouth at the same time, [...]

Growing Up with Trees

Growing Up with Trees by Fran Lawlor, Land Manager When I was a child we had a sturdy pear tree I climbed to gorge on sweet, juicy, pithy pears. As the years passed I watched that tree become gnarly, lose limbs, tumble and rot away. A nearby cornfield where I sat munching green corn, if [...]

By |2020-07-07T14:44:16+00:00July 7th, 2020|May-Aug 2020, The Overlook|0 Comments

Nature in the City Goes Virtual

Nature in the City Goes Virtual by Emily Overstrom, Environmental Educator As a nature center, Baltimore Woods knows all about how animals adapt to change, and this spring, the education team has found its own way to adapt to the global pandemic and the transition to stay-at-home learning for elementary students in Syracuse. With [...]

By |2020-07-07T17:39:48+00:00July 7th, 2020|May-Aug 2020, The Overlook|0 Comments

This Season at The Woods

This Season at The Woods By Eliza Phillips, Environmental Educator A stream is constantly changing. Think back to a few weeks ago, what did the stream at Baltimore Woods look like? Spring had sprung and one of the best places to observe the changes each season brings to Baltimore Woods is to stop at the [...]

Create a Nature Haiku

Create a Nature Haiku Writing poetry about nature is a great way to connect with the world around you! A common type of nature poem is the Japanese “Haiku”. To write a haiku, use five syllables in your first line, and the third line and seven syllables in the second. You can use as many [...]

By |2020-07-07T14:34:40+00:00July 7th, 2020|May-Aug 2020, The Overlook|0 Comments

Celebrating a Decade of Nature in the City Partnerships

Celebrating a Decade of Partnerships by Whitney Lash-Marshall, Executive Director As we finish up an exciting 18th year of Nature in the City, we are celebrating the wonderful classroom experiences we had and those that helped us deliver them. This year we were lucky enough to recognize ten-year partnerships with five of our Nature in [...]

By |2020-07-05T17:17:15+00:00July 5th, 2020|May-Aug 2020, The Overlook|0 Comments

Take Our Survey and Help Us Expand!

Baltimore Woods Nature Center is expanding - and we want to hear from you! We are collaborating with our partners at the Central New York Land Trust to jointly purchase and add 90 acres to the exiting preserve, and we're working on plans to upgrade and expand The John A. Weeks Interpretive Center, develop new [...]

By |2020-05-19T22:48:51+00:00May 18th, 2020|homepage blog|0 Comments

Native Plant Sale at Baltimore Woods

Native Plant Sale at Baltimore Woods Birds, Bees, and Blooms! Pre-order May 7 – May 27* Curbside Pick-up June 12 & 13 Our annual native plant sale is still here to help you find beautiful plants and provide habitat for birds, bees, and butterflies in your garden! While we can’t gather in person, we have [...]

By |2020-05-19T22:54:06+00:00May 18th, 2020|homepage blog|0 Comments