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

Owl Prowl: Owls in Time

Owls have been both feared and adored throughout human history. Come listen to stories about owls in time followed by an autumn night walk in search of these mysterious birds of prey. This program is appropriate for ages 10 and up as it includes a hike along a steep trail at night under quiet conditions [...]

By |2021-10-14T17:59:29+00:00October 23rd, 2021|, , |Comments Off on Owl Prowl: Owls in Time

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

Mammals of Baltimore Woods

Mammals play an active role in shaping the world around us. Together we will learn about mammals of the northeast, look for evidence of mammals, and test some research techniques for sampling mammals. Come along to find out just how important mammals really are. Come ready for a hike with rolling hills and dress for [...]

By |2021-07-13T16:17:22+00:00August 7th, 2021|, , , |Comments Off on Mammals of Baltimore Woods

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

Micro Hike: Spring Forest

Explore the microscopic forest on this late spring walk through the woods! Using microscopes and hand lenses, we'll get a fascinating view of the textures and ecology of the overlooked and unknown. This will be a leisurely walk with some hills. Dress for the weather. This program is for adults and homeschool teens. Register for Micro [...]

By |2021-04-26T16:57:39+00:00June 11th, 2021|, , , |Comments Off on Micro Hike: Spring Forest

Trail School: June Explorations

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 [...]

By |2021-03-30T17:14:11+00:00June 3rd, 2021|, , , |Comments Off on Trail School: June Explorations

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
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