Sketching the Skeletons of Trees

As the seasons change, deciduous trees lose their leaves to reveal the beauty of their winter skeletons. This is a great time to compare the structure of trees in various habitats by sketching them. In this program, we will explore the trails, draw trees that we meet along the way, and learn how field sketching [...]

By |2021-10-22T13:03:42+00:00November 19th, 2021|, , , |Comments Off on Sketching the Skeletons of Trees

Bird Conservation in Your Backyard: Intro to Project FeederWatch

New to birding? Project FeederWatch is a great way to connect with local wildlife and help protect birds! Join us to learn how to get started with this international citizen science project in your own backyard. You’ll learn how to attract birds to your feeders, practice identifying common backyard birds, and get confident with the [...]

By |2021-10-22T13:04:30+00:00November 5th, 2021|, , , , |Comments Off on Bird Conservation in Your Backyard: Intro to Project FeederWatch

The Mushroom Connection

This event is sold out. Check out our other offerings and watch for new nature education programs coming in November! Have you ever seen a mushroom that caught your eye? Join us as we hike the trails in search of the great diversity of fungi growing on our preserve! We'll learn techniques to identify fungi [...]

By |2021-10-14T18:00:56+00:00October 15th, 2021|, |Comments Off on The Mushroom Connection

Beavers: Masters of Change (a virtual program)

This virtual program is back by popular demand! Change is a natural part of life in the forest and beavers are masters of creating it! By doing what they do best, they create unexpected benefits for the whole ecosystem. Take a virtual trip down to the beaver ponds at Baltimore Woods with Naturalist Eliza Phillips [...]

By |2021-07-06T16:03:44+00:00July 6th, 2021|, , |Comments Off on Beavers: Masters of Change (a virtual program)

A Quiet Moment in Nature

John Muir said, “Into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.” We are a part of the ecological community of nature, join us to learn how to use this connection to recharge your mind and body. We will go on an interpretive sensory hike through the preserve, stopping along the [...]

By |2021-03-30T16:54:26+00:00June 19th, 2021|, , |Comments Off on A Quiet Moment in Nature

Exploring the Back 40

John Weeks always referred to the northernmost fields and forests of Baltimore Woods as "the back 40." Come along for an exploration of this less-visited area to find the birds, plants, and ecosystems that make it special. This program includes a hike over gently rolling terrain and a couple of small hills. This program is for [...]

By |2021-04-26T17:11:33+00:00June 18th, 2021|, , |Comments Off on Exploring the Back 40

That’s Ferntastic!

Ferns, with their elegant fiddleheads and graceful fronds, have survived for millennia and fascinated people for generations. Take a walk with Naturalist Tom Meier to meet the ferns of Baltimore Woods and discover what makes these plants so "ferntastic". This program includes a moderate hike on hills and uneven trails. The program is for adults. [...]

By |2021-04-26T17:00:47+00:00May 21st, 2021|, , , |Comments Off on That’s Ferntastic!

Wildflowers in May

Every spring Baltimore Woods turns into a wonderland of spring wildflowers. Join us on a peaceful stroll through the Faust Garden and Harrison Trail to admire these fleeting beauties and ponder the ephemeral nature of spring and ourselves. This will be an easy walk along flat trails. This program is for adults who are interested in [...]

By |2021-04-26T16:36:41+00:00May 7th, 2021|, , , |Comments Off on Wildflowers in May

Meet the Artist: A Live Zoom Session with Diane L. Menzies

Join Jamesville artist Diane L. Menzies for an intimate exploration of Woodlands and Water: Paintings of Meaningful Places, a nature-inspired collection of oil paintings on display at Baltimore Woods Nature Center. Led by art-gallery coordinator Karen Jean Smith, participants will get an up-close look at a few of the featured oil paintings, learn more from Diane about [...]

By |2021-01-22T17:52:47+00:00February 4th, 2021|, , , |Comments Off on Meet the Artist: A Live Zoom Session with Diane L. Menzies

Combat Winter Blues with Greens

In a world of grays and whites, a little bit of green can go a long way. Houseplants help brighten up our homes on even the darkest of winter days. Tune in for a live virtual program to learn about houseplant propagation and make your own terrarium. Participants will be sent a materials list for [...]

By |2020-12-17T14:20:04+00:00January 23rd, 2021|, , , |Comments Off on Combat Winter Blues with Greens
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