Baltimore Woods Nature Center

Press Release: For Immediate Release
Contact: Thea Reidy 315 247-7904 (cell); 314 673-1350 (office)

Baltimore Woods Nature Center is located at 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, NY 13108
Hours: Interpretive Center is open M-F 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, closed Sundays.
The hiking trails and parking are free and open every day from dawn to dusk.
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December Calendar of Events:

Saturday 4th Saturday Fly-Ties 11am-Noon

As fishing season wraps up, Baltimore Woods invites you to bring your tools and materials for fly-tying. We’ll learn and share fly tying techniques while enjoying coffee and camaraderie. Please register. Donations appreciated.

Saturday 4th Project FeederWatch Kick-Off 2pm-3pm

Join us for the official start of our Project FeederWatch program. Naturalists will lead a talk about birds in winter and discuss how you can attract more birds to your own yard. We’ll learn to identify some of these hardy wintertime visitors and collect important information to help scientist study these amazing creatures. Members $5, $15/family; nonmembers $8, $25/family.

Monday 6th Home School Expeditions 10am

No Scheduled Program, however, The Woods will be open. We encourage you to come out for a family snowshoe adventure. The nonmember rental fee is $5 per person; Members borrow snowshoes free of charge.

Friday 10th Project FeederWatch 10am-3pm

Stop by the Interpretive Center to participate in Project FeederWatch. Baltimore Woods is partnering with Cornell Lab of Ornithology to collect important data about birds. Become a citizen scientist spending a few moments recording what birds are visiting our feeders, and contribute to bird conservation efforts. Donations appreciated.

Saturday 11th Caroling in the Woods 7pm-8:30pm

Pick up a lantern and song sheet and enjoy a beloved tradition at Baltimore Woods. Bring natural treats to hang for the birds and holiday treats to share with fellow carolers. Finish up the night with hot drinks in the Interpretive Center where a special guest may stop by to visit! This event is free for both members and nonmembers if you bring cookies to share.

Tuesday 14th Keep it Natural, “Not a Creature Was Stirring….” 10:30am

This time of year, many critters are nestled in their beds for the winter waiting out the winter. We’ll discuss the wintering habits of several animals found in Central New York while we enjoy warming refreshments. Members $5; nonmembers $8.

Friday 17th Project FeederWatch 10am-3pm

See description on December 10th.

Saturday 18th Project FeederWatch 10am-3pm

See description on December 10th.

Saturday 18th Frost Moon Snowshoe Hike 7pm-8:30pm

Spend a magical evening outdoors under the year’s last full moon. Take a moonlit walk with a Baltimore Woods naturalist. Along the way, enjoy the peaceful beauty of the season and pause to appreciate the solitude this time of year brings. Snowshoes included in the price of registration, children’s sizes available for ages 4 and up. Come for a moonlit hike if there’s no snow. Accommodates 12-25; registration required. Members $5, family $15; nonmembers $8, family $25.

Monday 20th Nature’s Little Explorers 10am-11am

Children and parents —join us for fun and discovery as we learn about the natural world around us. These guided explorations follow Growing Up Wild curriculum designed for children ages 3-5. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Registration required, accommodates 5-20 preschoolers. Members $8/preschooler; nonmembers $12.

Night Tree Join Baltimore Woods as we read Night Tree by Eve Bunting. After, we will create festive treats for our wildlife friends and use them to decorate our own winter tree here at Baltimore Woods.

Friday 24th and Saturday 25th

Interpretive Center Closed for Christmas

While the Interpretive Center is closed, use of the trails and parking are free and open dawn to dusk. The Interpretive Center reopens Monday, December 27th. Happy Holidays!

Wednesday 29th Christmas Bird Count 9am-Noon

Please join us for our annual Christmas Bird Count, a tradition started in the United States by Audubon ornithologist Frank Chapman over a hundred years ago. Spend time counting birds at our feeder viewing area or join naturalists afield to look for birds in the woods. The data collected here at Baltimore Woods is be added to our bird archives and helps us to see bird population trends. Registration required. Donations appreciated.

Friday 31st

Interpretive Center Closed

It’s ben nother great year of “Nature in Your Hands” The Interpretive Center will be closed today, but please take advantage of our free parking and hiking trails that are open dawn to dusk.

Baltimore Woods Nature Center
4007 Bishop Hill Road, P.O. Box 133
Marcellus, NY 13108
315 673-1350 office 315 247-7904 cell
Nature in your hands