Learn more about the natural world with our team of naturalists. Join our staff to discover all sorts of new things about nature…virtually!
Animal Feature of the Week: Pileated Woodpeckers
by Eliza Phillips, Naturalist
You’ve probably heard their drum or their call but have you ever seen a pileated woodpecker up close?! For this Animal of the Week Naturalist Eliza is exploring the life of the pileated woodpecker, the bird that can be seen on our Boundary Trail trail markers. Next time you’re on of the Baltimore Woods trails keep your eyes and ears peeled for these remarkable birds!
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Natural Connections: Navigating the Trails at Baltimore Woods
by Alexandra Grove, Naturalist
Keep an eye out for more Natural Connections programs, like this one, every week!
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Naturalist Check-in: Trail Treasures
by Grace Carlic, Naturalist
Take a trip down the trails with Naturalist Grace to discover a few of the many natural treasures to be found at Baltimore Woods! What has caught your eye on the trails recently? Let us know in the comments!
Each week, we’ll add a new segment, so check back to see what our naturalists have been up to during the week!
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Bird Life Cycle
by Emily Overstrom, Environmental Educator
Egg, chick, fledgling, adult! In this photo Naturalist Lexi goes over the bird life cycle with 2nd grade students from Porter Elementary School during a virtual Nature in the City lesson. The bird life cycle is just one of the many life cycles we discuss during Nature in the City. All plants and animals have a life cycle, one way we like to teach the different life cycles is by acting them out! During a lesson with 1st grade students we pretend to be a pumpkin seed planted in the ground, growing a sprout, leaves, flowers, and eventually we grow into full pumpkins with seeds on the inside.
Think about other plants or animals and draw their life cycle and share the photo with us at email@example.com!