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Animal Feature of the Week: Derby Hill Bird Observatory

by Tom Meier, Naturalist
Each spring thousands of raptors pass over the Derby Hill Bird Observatory along Lake Ontario on their migration north. Today we will take a tour of the bird observatory, owned and operated by Onondaga Audubon, with Naturalist Tom to learn more about the different birds that can be viewed here and the many features of this incredible resource!
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Naturalist Check-in: Signs of Spring

by Emily Overstrom, Naturalist

Signs of spring are not only the lovely tune of bird songs and beautiful flowers blooming. They are also the bright green of new plants just beginning to emerge from the soil, the thriving moss on woodland logs and the intricate lichen and fungi uncovered from snowmelt. 

These photos are a few of the signs of spring we noticed and documented this time last year. How are these photos different from what you are seeing right now? Have you noticed any of these signs of spring yet this year or have you seen different ones? Share the signs of spring you’ve been noticing  – email us at connect@baltimorewoods.org!

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Natural Connections: Nature in the City Year in Review

by Tom Meier, Naturalist
No matter where you are you can enjoy the sights and sounds of a rainy afternoon in the Faust Wildflower Garden at Baltimore Woods. Take a few minutes to experience the meditative sounds of rain drops and the sight of beautiful blooming ephemeral wildflowers. If you are able to, take time to visit the Faust Wildflower Garden in person to view the many ephemeral spring wildflowers in bloom right now!
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