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Winter Solstice Hike

Join us for a tranquil, lantern-lit hike through the woods to observe the longest night of the year. Learn about ancient solstice traditions and celebrate the return of the sun by exploring the sights and sounds of nature at night. Program for ages 5 and up. Snowshoes will be provided. Wear appropriate footwear for hiking [...]

By |2019-08-26T18:46:41+00:00December 21st, 2019|, , |Comments Off on Winter Solstice Hike

Star Party: Geminid Meteor Shower

The Geminids is the king of the meteor showers. It is considered by many to be the best shower in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by an asteroid known as 3200 Phaethon, which was discovered in 1982. The shower runs [...]

By |2019-08-26T18:28:30+00:00December 13th, 2019|, , , |Comments Off on Star Party: Geminid Meteor Shower

Caroling in The Woods

Pick up a lantern and song sheet and enjoy a beloved tradition at Baltimore Woods. If you like, you can bring holiday treats to share with fellow carolers. This event is free for all, and as always, donations are appreciated. Lanterns provided. Bring a flashlight if you prefer. Meet in the pavilion. RSVP for Caroling [...]

By |2019-08-26T18:16:35+00:00December 7th, 2019|, , |Comments Off on Caroling in The Woods

Migrate, Hibernate, Acclimate

Birds, mammals, herps-oh my! Will they travel to distant lands, sleep through it all, or conquer the cold? Explore the different ways animals in New York recognize and prepare for winter.  Program for 6 and up. $6 for members; $9 for public. Register for Migrate, Hibernate, Acclimate!

By |2019-08-26T16:14:36+00:00November 23rd, 2019|, , , |Comments Off on Migrate, Hibernate, Acclimate

Field Trip to Montezuma Wildlife Refuge

Come along for a guided trip to see the some of the last of the migratory birds before the water freezes over. Carpool leaves Baltimore Woods at 8:15am, otherwise meet at the refuge’s visitor center at 9am. Bring binoculars and dress warm.  Program for all ages. $6 for members; $9 for public. Due to winter’s [...]

By |2019-11-15T22:30:16+00:00November 16th, 2019|, , , , |Comments Off on Field Trip to Montezuma Wildlife Refuge

Star Party: Rare Mercury Transit!

On this day, a rare transit of Mercury occurs at sunrise. These happen only every few years, and the eastern US is one of the best viewing locations for this one! Come early and watch the tiny black disc of Mercury transit across the sun, using specially-filtered telescopes. SPECIAL EVENT – no cloud date!  Program [...]

By |2019-08-26T15:12:20+00:00November 11th, 2019|, , , , |Comments Off on Star Party: Rare Mercury Transit!

CSI: Predator vs. Prey

It’s the weekend before Halloween and mischief has found its way to the Woods! Join us for a night of crime scene investigation as we learn about animals and their predators. Find out who ate who…it could be you!  Program for 3 and up. $6 for members; $9 for public. Register for CSI: Predator vs. [...]

By |2019-08-21T18:42:41+00:00October 26th, 2019|, , , |Comments Off on CSI: Predator vs. Prey

Autumnal Fairy Festival

One remarkable day in autumn, when the trees are aflutter with the colors of fall, the enchanted side of Baltimore Woods shimmers through. Fairies, trolls, and other fantastical creatures can be seen and heard frolicking through the forest. All humans and magical beings are invited to meet the fairy queen, explore the enchanted trails, stroll [...]

By |2019-08-28T16:07:39+00:00October 12th, 2019|, , |Comments Off on Autumnal Fairy Festival

Star Party: The Draconids Meteor Shower

The Draconids meteor shower peaks around this time, although it is not a very “big” shower. We’ll have another great view of the first-quarter moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, Uranus, and Neptune, plus hello to fall skies. Back-up date Ocotber 5th. Program for all ages. $6 for members; $9 for public. Register for Star Party: The [...]

By |2019-08-20T18:37:56+00:00October 4th, 2019|, , |Comments Off on Star Party: The Draconids Meteor Shower