Trail School: May Explorations

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Inspired by one of the great naturalists of the 19th century, Enos Mills, each excursion will take us on an adventure through Baltimore Woods as we explore away from the main trails. Our 182-acre “classroom” is rich with diverse habitats, including streams, forests, wetlands, beaver ponds, and open meadows. This four-week series runs weekly on Thursday afternoons. $40 members; $60 public. Pre-registration is required and the price includes all four weeks. Weekly themes for May are listed below, so get ready to hit the trails!

Rippling Waters
May 6 from 1-4pm

Where does water go and where does it come from? We’ll go to Phillip’s Pond this week to ponder this question and explore the wildlife that depend on this body of water for survival.

Swamp Searching
May 13 from 1-4pm

Are there any swamps here at Baltimore Woods? You betcha! This week we’ll hike the preserve in search of those swampy areas of muck and mud and explore just how they got there.

Backside of the Beaver Ponds
May 20 from 1-4pm

Few people have explored this mysterious location. We’ll hike through forests, along streams, and across meadows to get there. It’s sure to be a fun adventure!

Peanut Hill
May 27 from 1-4pm

Spring has sprung but what does that mean for Peanut Hill? Let’s go on an adventure to this favorite spot and build wondrous forts with sticks uncovered by snowmelt!

Register for Trail School: May Explorations!

More details: This program is planned to be entirely outdoors, so please dress for the weather. Lessons are suited for ages 5-13. Students must pre-register for the entire series. Adults are encouraged, but not required to join the group, and must stay on-site during the program. Bring a water bottle and a small snack. At Baltimore Woods Nature Center, the health and safety of our staff and visitors is of utmost importance. All in-person programming will follow best practices for keeping our participants safe, including health screenings, physical distancing and wearing facial coverings.

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