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

Winter Solstice Hike: Saturday 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 |2021-11-18T15:33:29+00:00December 18th, 2021|, |Comments Off on Winter Solstice Hike: Saturday Session

Hidden Treasures of Baltimore Woods

Something strange has been going on at the Woods lately and our team has noticed mysterious signs and tracks. Think you have what it takes to help solve the mystery at Baltimore Woods? Grab your friends and join us for a scavenger hunt throughout the preserve! The scavenger hunt is a self-guided program that takes [...]

By |2021-11-19T20:10:16+00:00December 17th, 2021|, , |Comments Off on Hidden Treasures of Baltimore Woods

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

Winter Birding Basics

Bare branches and fewer birds makes for the perfect time to learn the basics of birdwatching. We’ll grab binoculars and set out onto the preserve to hone our skills and discover how special winter bird watching really is. We will go for a short hike, please come dressed for the weather. Pre- registration is required [...]

By |2021-02-01T18:31:25+00:00February 6th, 2021|, , , |Comments Off on Winter Birding Basics

Superlative Life

The great naturalist Edwin Way Teale wrote that winter is a time of superlative life. The abilities of plants and animals to survive the cold Central New York winters are varied and astounding. Follow along as Naturalist Tom Meier sets forth to understand the adaptations and drive of winter wildlife in a time when giving [...]

By |2020-12-21T13:05:01+00:00February 5th, 2021|, , |Comments Off on Superlative Life

Trail School: February Explorations

Inspired by one of the great naturalists of the 19th century, Enos Mills, each excursion will take us on an adventure 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 three-week series runs weekly on Thursday afternoons. $30 [...]

By |2021-02-09T19:27:07+00:00February 4th, 2021|Comments Off on Trail School: February Explorations

Science Adventures in Nature in February

Science Adventures in Nature is back for another round of fun in February! This three week series offers hands-on experiences in nature to supplement your science curriculum. Every Tuesday, we’ll meet up for a three hour program packed with experiments, activities, and outdoor exploration. Rain, snow, or sunshine – we will happily go outside!  $30 [...]

By |2021-02-09T19:51:09+00:00February 2nd, 2021||Comments Off on Science Adventures in Nature in February

Combat Winter Blues with Greens

In a world of grays and whites, a little bit of green can go a long way. Houseplants help brighten up our homes on even the darkest of winter days. Tune in for a live virtual program to learn about houseplant propagation and make your own terrarium. Participants will be sent a materials list for [...]

By |2020-12-17T14:20:04+00:00January 23rd, 2021|, , , |Comments Off on Combat Winter Blues with Greens

Trail School: January Explorations

Inspired by one of the great naturalists of the 19th century, Enos Mills, each excursion will take us on an adventure 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 three-week series runs weekly on Thursday afternoons. $30 [...]

By |2020-12-15T20:19:50+00:00January 14th, 2021|, , |Comments Off on Trail School: January Explorations
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