Fearless Fluffy Flocks: How Birds Survive in Winter

Have you ever wondered how birds survive the cold winters here in Central New York? Join us for a stroll around Baltimore Woods where we’ll learn about the incredible behavioral and physiological adaptations that help our feathered friends to live in the cold. We’ll also talk about the complex social structures that help birds work together to find [...]

By |2021-12-20T16:58:47+00:00January 14th, 2022|, |Comments Off on Fearless Fluffy Flocks: How Birds Survive in Winter

Winter Solstice Hike: Tuesday Session

The winter solstice, with only nine hours of sunlight during the day, transforms our world into a quiet moon-lit wonderland at night. While it can be easy to forget in the dark, the winter solstice is truly a night of beginnings. Come for a tranquil lantern-lit walk to discover and celebrate the promise of longer [...]

By |2021-11-18T15:29:34+00:00December 21st, 2021|, |Comments Off on Winter Solstice Hike: Tuesday Session

Exploring the Evergreens of Baltimore Woods

Green colors in December's brown forest landscape draw our attention to the winter survival skills of evergreen plants. Join us for a hike around the Woods to get to know our local evergreen ferns, trees, and more! Along the way, we'll learn how and why evergreens stay green year-round and appreciate the subtle colors of [...]

By |2021-11-18T15:18:24+00:00December 3rd, 2021|, , |Comments Off on Exploring the Evergreens of Baltimore Woods

Delightfully Deciduous: Trees in Autumn

Autumn leaves are celebrations of the change in the seasons, in nature, and in ourselves.  Come explore the colorful lives of trees as they prepare for the oncoming winter. Together we'll take a walk,  make observations, and collect leaves. Later, we'll gather to make nature art and compare your collections with leaves from your own [...]

By |2021-10-31T20:40:24+00:00November 6th, 2021|, , |Comments Off on Delightfully Deciduous: Trees in Autumn

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

Exploring the Colors of Baltimore Woods

The preserve is home to vibrant plant and animal life that creates an intricate landscape hidden to many. Together, we'll uncover the colors that make Baltimore Woods so distinct through close observation and art. We will spend two hours immersed in The Woods and will use paints to record the incredible things we see. Let's [...]

By |2021-07-17T14:45:04+00:00July 24th, 2021|, |Comments Off on Exploring the Colors of Baltimore Woods

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
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