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Baltimore Woods Nature Center

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4007 Bishop Hill Road Marcellus , NY United States

Upcoming Events

July 2015

Star Party: Summer Skies

July 17 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

No moon and dark skies give us the best views of the summer Milky Way and the richest star fields of summer. Also Saturn will be front and center. Back up date July 18th. For all ages. $6 for members, $9 for nonmembers.

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Frog Catching Party

July 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Frogs! Where? Down at Phillips Pond of course! Join our Naturalists for a celebration of all things frog as we engage in this classic childhood activity. Space is limited to 30 people, so register early. Family event with registration for ages 3 and up. $6 for members, $9 for nonmembers.

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Black Light Hike

July 25 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Humans can only see a limited range of light, but to animals that can see ultra-violet light, the world is full of marvelous colors. Join us for a night hike through the forest as we take a UV flashlight in search of glowing insects, algae, flowers, and fungi to discover this colorful luminescent world. For ages 4 and up. $6 for members, $9 for nonmembers.

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August 2015

Star Party: Perseid Meteor Shower

August 12 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

It’s the annual Perseid meteor shower, one of the year’s finest, plus Summer Skies and the Milky Way. Look into the heart of our Milky Way galaxy to see the finest examples of rich star clusters and gaseous nebulae. Also find fantastic views of Mars and Saturn. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to lie back and watch for meteors when you’re not at a telescope. Back-up date August 13th. For all ages. $6 for members, $9 for nonmembers.

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Solar Party with Bob Piekiel

August 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

With special telescopes, sunspots, solar prominences, and magnetic storms can be viewed clearly and safely. Come and have a close-up look at our nearest star and see it as you’ve never seen it before. Back-up date August 16th. For all ages. $6 for members, $9 for nonmembers.

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Barefoot Hike

August 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free your feet! Come feel the earth under your soles at Baltimore Woods, as Barefoot Bob (our Star Party leader) reconnects you to this underutilized and healthy mode of transportation. Join Bob for a half-mile barefoot hike along the Valley Trail over grass, wooden bridges, leaves and soil. Your feet will thank you! This program is not intended for families with strollers. For ages 4 and up. Back-up date August 23rd. $6 for members, $9 for nonmembers.

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Incredible Edibles!

August 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us on a walk through the woods and learn about our incredible edibles! Our local forests have a number of plants with medicinal and delicious properties. Find out how to identify and use these practical plants. For ages 10 and up. $6 for members, $9 for nonmembers.

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Bats!

August 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Misunderstood by many, repulsive to some, and feared by others, come spend and evening, indoors and out, as we find out why bats are truly beneficial creatures, with undeserved reputations. Meet at the lower parking lot. For ages 5 and up. $6 for members; $9 for nonmembers.

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