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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

Snow Stories: Animal Track Edition

By learning the basics of animal tracking a whole new world is opened up for you! Are you looking for a fun winter activity? Our furry friends are out and about leaving clues, waiting for you to decipher their stories in the snow! Snowshoes provided or bring your own if you have them.  Program for [...]

By |2019-08-26T18:38:46+00:00December 19th, 2019|, , , |Comments Off on Snow Stories: Animal Track Edition

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

How Trees Work

Trees have fascinating adaptations to get through the cold dark months in the northeast. We'll go for an easy walk to find out just how these burly plants deal with the coming freezing winds, ice, and snow.  Program for adults. $6 for members; $9 for public. Register for How Winter Trees Work!

By |2019-08-26T16:07:50+00:00November 21st, 2019|, , |Comments Off on How Trees Work

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

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

Citizen Science: Understanding Community-Driven Research

Highly trained professionals are not the only ones who can participate in research and data analysis, you can too! Learn the trade of becoming a citizen scientist in your community as we discuss the many ways you can turn your keen observation skills into data for professional scientists.  Program for adults. $6 for members; $9 [...]

By |2019-08-21T18:35:46+00:00October 24th, 2019|, , , |Comments Off on Citizen Science: Understanding Community-Driven Research

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

Signs of Autumn

Tis the season for all the wonders we love in autumn. From lovely leaf foliage, to cool, crisp days, and don’t forget that refreshing autumn smell, we got it all here at The Woods! Ever wonder why these marvels appear each year? Join us as we tour the forest exploring why the signs of autumn [...]

By |2019-08-21T18:10:29+00:00October 10th, 2019|, , |Comments Off on Signs of Autumn

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