An archive of all of the Naturalist Blog articles written by the Baltimore Woods education team

Hope in Winter

Week of January 29, 2023 – February 4, 2023 by Elizabeth Suzedell, Environmental Educator Winter can feel bleak. With frigid temperatures, everything covered in snow and ice, short days, lifeless plants, and an apparent lack of animal activity, I am longing for the summer, when everything is so vibrantly green and the sun is bright [...]

By |2023-02-05T12:32:48+00:00February 5th, 2023|naturalist blog|Comments Off on Hope in Winter

The Harrison Trail

Week of January 22, 2023 – January 28, 2023 by Sunny Guyette, Environmental Educator The Harrison Trail is one of our newest additions (extending the Harrison Loop) and was one of the last trails that I had explored since starting at Baltimore Woods. Recently, I decided to take my first stroll along the whole Harrison [...]

By |2023-01-28T17:39:04+00:00January 28th, 2023|naturalist blog|Comments Off on The Harrison Trail

A Winter Day at the Pond

Week of January 15, 2023 – January 21, 2023 by Bridget Jones, Environmental Educator Phillip’s Pond is a favorite summer spot for many campers, hikers, and visitors at Baltimore Woods. However, in the winter, the pond transforms into a new world with its own fascinating experiences to offer. On a cold day last week, I [...]

By |2023-01-28T17:39:24+00:00January 22nd, 2023|naturalist blog|Comments Off on A Winter Day at the Pond

Favorite Experiences at Baltimore Woods

Week of January 1, 2023 – January 7, 2023 by Elizabeth Suzedell, Environmental Educator As 2022 ends, I find myself reflecting on the past year at Baltimore Woods. I am especially thinking about all of the connections with nature that this preserve has provided us. Through the trails, the Interpretive Center, public programs, Summer Nature [...]

By |2023-01-28T17:40:00+00:00January 7th, 2023|naturalist blog|Comments Off on Favorite Experiences at Baltimore Woods

Nature Through a Visitor’s Eyes

Week of December 25, 2022 – December 31, 2022 by Bridget Jones, Environmental Educator This holiday season, I’m looking forward to spending some time in an ecosystem very different from that of Central New York. I’ll be spending the holidays with my family on the coast of New Jersey, where I grew up. Although I [...]

By |2022-12-31T18:23:13+00:00December 31st, 2022|naturalist blog|Comments Off on Nature Through a Visitor’s Eyes

Does Snow Have a Purpose?

Week of December 18, 2022 – December 24, 2022 by Sunny Guyette, Environmental Educator I used to dread winters, I really do not like being cold. But that apprehensiveness to accept winter changed when I had to go outside for two hours everyday for my Environmental Science class in High School. I realized that if [...]

By |2022-12-25T03:06:15+00:00December 25th, 2022|naturalist blog|Comments Off on Does Snow Have a Purpose?

Winter Dryness

Week of December 11, 2022 – December 17, 2022 by Elizabeth Suzedell, Environmental Educator Last week was rainy and drizzly. We had gloomy days with the ground continuously soaked with water. If there was so much moisture in the environment, why does our skin still feel so dry? The answer is because of the cold. [...]

By |2022-12-18T03:25:55+00:00December 18th, 2022|naturalist blog|Comments Off on Winter Dryness

Frogs in Winter

Week of December 4, 2022 – December 10, 2022 by Anna Stunkel, Environmental Educator As December’s chill sets in, I fondly think back to days of catching frogs at the pond or marveling at frogs and toads hopping around on the forest floor. Do you ever wonder how these critters survive in the depths of [...]

By |2022-12-10T17:58:00+00:00December 10th, 2022|naturalist blog|Comments Off on Frogs in Winter

Sounds in a Still Forest

Week of November 27, 2022 – December 3, 2022 by Bridget Jones, Environmental Educator In late fall, the forest seems to settle into a deeper level of silence. Buzzing and chirping insects have vanished and many animals are moving into dens for the winter. This past week, I took a walk through Baltimore Woods on [...]

By |2022-12-04T18:38:04+00:00December 4th, 2022|naturalist blog|Comments Off on Sounds in a Still Forest
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