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Amphibian Alert

Each spring during the first warm rainy night after the equinox, hundreds of amphibians move from underground lairs to vernal pools. To find out when Baltimore Woods will attempt to observe this migration at Labrador Hollow, watch for alerts on our website, or sign up online to be put on our alert list.  Bring a [...]

Star Party: Mercury and Venus

This is our best chance to see the elusive planet Mercury, right after sunset, plus great views of the winter skies surrounding the constellation Orion. Venus will also be visible as it makes its way around the sun, getting closer to Earth each week. Back-up date Feb. 16th. Program for all ages. $6 members; $9 [...]

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 a winter night walk in search of these mysterious birds of prey. Dress for the weather; snowshoes will be provided, if necessary. Program for ages 10 and up. $6 members; $9 public. Register for Owl [...]

By |2020-01-21T18:35:49+00:00February 1st, 2020|, , , |Comments Off on Owl Prowl: Owls in Time

Star Party: Quadrantids Meteor Shower

Come see the Quadrantids meteor shower, a crescent moon, and winter skies. The area around Orion offers the brightest stars and clusters in the sky. Also, have a close-up look at the moon, and maybe catch a few shooting stars from the Quadrantid meteor shower. Back-up date January 4th. Program for all ages! Cost: $6 members; [...]

By |2019-12-19T14:50:54+00:00January 3rd, 2020|, , , |Comments Off on Star Party: Quadrantids Meteor Shower

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 |2019-12-19T20:11:42+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 |2019-12-13T14:54:49+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

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!