Baltimore Woods Nature Center

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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1 Interpretive Center Closed
Work off those Holiday goodies on one of our beautiful nature trails, open dawn to dusk, with plenty of parking. The Interpretive Center will reopen January 3rd, at 9am.

Project FeederWatch
Fridays and Saturdays January through April
Baltimore Woods is partnering with Cornell Lab of Ornithology to collect important data about birds. Become a citizen scientist by spending a few moments recording which birds are visiting our feeders and contribute to bird conservation efforts. Call ahead to confirm availability; occasionally events may limit access. Donations appreciated.

3 Holly Knott : Paintings with a Fabric Palette
Contemporary Art Quilts on Exhibit
January 3rd — February 25th, 2011 In the Weeks Art Gallery at Baltimore Woods
Knott’s solo exhibition at Baltimore Woods focuses on themes inspired by the natural world. With the innovative use of material, texture and color, Knott is in the company of quiltmakers who work to expand the definition of quiltmaking from craft to fine art. Artwork in the gallery and in the gift shop is available for purchase. The gallery is open M-F 9am-4pm and Saturdays 10am-4pm. Scheduled events may sporadically limit access to the gallery.

8 Seed Savers Workshop
Missing your garden? Come to Baltimore Woods for a morning to look ahead to warmer days. You will hear about planting to attract wildlife, talk with local CSA growers, learn how to grow a row to fight hunger, and swap gardening stories, tricks, and tips. Bring your saved seeds to participate in the seed exchange! Registration required. Members $10; nonmembers $15.

10 Nature’s Little Explorers
Join us for fun and discovery as we learn about the natural world around us! These guided explorations follow Growing Up Wild curriculum and are 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. Programs occur every third Monday. Details of each month’s programs are found within the calendar listings.
January: The Snowflake Bentley Story Did you know that no two snowflakes are alike? Come discover the wonder and beauty of snow crystals as we read the story of Snow Flake Bentley. After the story we will catch snowflakes on our handmade snowflake catchers.Members $8/preschooler; nonmembers $12.

11 Keep It Natural Snowshoe Hike
BWNC Naturalists will lead a midwinter interpretive snowshoe hike on the Griffiths Trail. Winter’s freeze provides a great opportunity to explore changes to the Griffiths Flat area made by our resident beavers. We’ll bring hot drinks and a snack to enjoy along the way. Members $5; nonmembers $8. Please dress warmly.

15 Beginning Fly-Tying Workshop
Let Baltimore Woods Naturalists show you the basics of fly-tying. This program is for children ages 8 and up —younger children may attend accompanied by a parent. $20 members; $30, nonmembers.

15 Beaver Snowshoe Hike
Bring the family and explore the trails on snowshoes. A BWNC Naturalist will lead a hike to the Griffiths Trail to check out the altered landscape engineered by our resident beavers. Learn about these industrious rodents then head inside and warm up with toasty drinks and snacks. Accommodates 12-25; registration required. Members $5, family $15; nonmembers $8, family $25.

17 MLK Day of Service
Join BWNC staff and community partners to honor Dr. Martin Luther King with a day of service, giving back to our community. Check our website,, or email for information.

17 Adventure Day Camp January Adventure Day Camp
The Hoot is On!
January 17th, 9am-4pm
Don’t get barred inside this MLK day — winter is owl time at The Woods! Join us as we get the low down on frigid strigids*! You’re sure to screech with delight at a live owl program. Tell your friends you saw-whet at The Woods! I’m talon you, this camp will be a hoot! $40/child. Registration forms are available on our website, pre-registration is required. Before- and After-Care are available. Space (and bad owl puns) is limited so don’t miss out!
*”strigids” refers to Strigiformes, the scientific order for many North American owls.

20 “Fresh”: Local Harvest Dinner
Savor a dinner of foods grown in CNY and talk with the farmers who grew them. Afterwards, experience our local “flavor” while visiting with area bookstores, shops, and other businesses on-hand. Accommodates 18-60; register before January 15th. Members $20; nonmembers $30.

24 Home School Expeditions
Join BWNC educators as we discover the wonder and excitement of science in the great outdoors. Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Siblings are welcome to attend but need to be registered. Registration required, accommodates 5-20 students. Members $8/student; nonmembers $12. Programs occur the fourth Monday of the month. Details of each month’s programs are found within the calendar listings.
January: Beaver Wars Did you know that wars have been fought right here in New York over our state mammal, the beaver? Learn about beaver adaptations and why they were so valuable to the European explorers. We will explore the history of the beaver trade, and go on a snowshoe expedition to visit a complex of beaver ponds here at Baltimore Woods. Members $8/student; nonmembers $12.

29 Nature in the City: Snowshoe Syracuse
Join a Baltimore Woods Naturalist at Heath Park in Syracuse for a snowshoe hike. Learn snowshoe basics and explore one of the city’s great parks. Meet at the Conifer Drive entrance. Snowshoe rentals $5/person, children’s sizes available for ages 4 and up. Accommodates 12-25; registration required. Donations appreciated.