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Owl Songs

Week of September 18, 2022 – September 24, 2022 by Bridget Jones, Environmental Educator As dusk begins to fall earlier, I’ve been thinking about the wildlife that comes out at night. At our Night at the Woods program this past Friday, we were lucky enough to hear several Eastern Screech Owls calling to each other [...]

By |2022-09-25T16:53:31+00:00September 25th, 2022|naturalist blog|Comments Off on Owl Songs

Autumn Fog

Week of September 11, 2022 – September 17, 2022 by Elizabeth Suzedell, Environmental Educator Autumn is the foggiest time of the year. As we approach the equinox, you may notice more fog in the valleys, over the lakes and ponds, through the fields and forests, or in your neighborhood. With the shorter days and longer [...]

By |2022-09-17T18:04:57+00:00September 17th, 2022|naturalist blog|Comments Off on Autumn Fog

Nocturnal Bird Migration

Week of September 4, 2022 – September 10, 2022 by Anna Stunkel, Environmental Educator While many of us may know songbirds as generally diurnal creatures, a mass migration of them occurs at night during the spring and fall. Nocturnal migrants include birds such as warblers, thrushes, vireos, and sparrows. These little birds may fly by [...]

By |2022-09-11T11:54:25+00:00September 11th, 2022|naturalist blog|Comments Off on Nocturnal Bird Migration

Spectacular Sunsets

Week of August 28, 2022 – September 3, 2022 by Elizabeth Suzedell, Environmental Educator As a lover of all things weather, especially clouds, sunset is my favorite time of the day. There is quite the contrast between the light blue skies with white or gray clouds at noontime and the bright warm colors you can [...]

By |2022-09-03T16:37:55+00:00September 3rd, 2022|naturalist blog|Comments Off on Spectacular Sunsets

The Art of Attracting Pollinators

Week of August 21, 2022 – August 27, 2022 by Bridget Jones, Environmental Educator Among the green leaves of summer, flowers bring splashes of color to fields and forests across Baltimore Woods. Their vibrant colors and unique shapes catch our attention and entice us to pause for a moment, slow down, and appreciate their beauty. [...]

By |2022-08-28T18:21:45+00:00August 28th, 2022|naturalist blog|Comments Off on The Art of Attracting Pollinators

The Music and Beauty of Katydids

Week of August 14, 2022 – August 19, 2022 by Anna Stunkel, Environmental Educator On warm August nights, I always look forward to katydid choruses. As the sun goes down outside my window, True Katydids gradually burst into song. It starts with a few of their classic “kat-y-did” calls, and eventually the treetops are echoing [...]

By |2022-08-20T18:52:46+00:00August 20th, 2022|naturalist blog|Comments Off on The Music and Beauty of Katydids

Patterns in the Clouds

Week of August 7, 2022 – August 13, 2022 by Elizabeth Suzedell, Environmental Educator If you take a look up at the sky on a few different days, chances are you will see a wide variety of cloud types. Observing the beauty and unique shapes of several clouds can be an enjoyable activity, as well [...]

By |2022-08-14T17:33:47+00:00August 14th, 2022|naturalist blog|Comments Off on Patterns in the Clouds

Art in Nature

Week of July 31, 2022 – August 6, 2022 (Originally published August 30, 2020) by Eliza Phillips, Environmental Educator For as long as humans have been on this planet we have been making art. Creating drawings, carvings, paintings, sculptures, music, and more about the things all around us. Most notably about the natural world around [...]

By |2022-08-06T00:44:12+00:00August 6th, 2022|naturalist blog|Comments Off on Art in Nature

Daddy Longlegs

Week of July 24, 2022 – July 30, 2022 by Anna Stunkel, Environmental Educator As summer camp started last week, the preschool campers in my group were particularly fascinated by daddy longlegs! These creatures are especially active during the summer, and we saw several of them crawling around on their spindly legs each day. The [...]

By |2022-07-31T01:58:53+00:00July 31st, 2022|naturalist blog|Comments Off on Daddy Longlegs

Bats on the Wing

Week of July 17, 2022 – July 23, 2022 by Bridget Jones, Environmental Educator As darkness falls on warm summer evenings, it is common to see bats fluttering in the night sky. A few nights ago, several bats appeared outside my window, and I enjoyed watching them swoop and dive to catch insects. In the [...]

By |2022-07-23T14:06:31+00:00July 23rd, 2022|naturalist blog|Comments Off on Bats on the Wing
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