Baltimore Woods Nature Center is located at 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, NY


BWNC Maple syrup program

BWNC Maple syrup program

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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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.

February 2     Groundhog Day
Will we have six more weeks of winter? What is that all about, anyway? This evening program explores the history of the midwinter traditions and lore, including our modern Groundhog Day celebration. Join us for this indoor program with light refreshments. Please register to attend. Members $5, family $15; nonmembers $8, family $25.

February 8     Keep it Natural
     Field Trip to Erie Canal Museum
Meet at Baltimore Woods and carpool to the Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse, NY. We’ll visit the canal museum and the adjoining Syracuse Heritage Area Visitor Center to explore our local past. There is the possibility of stopping for lunch afterward, if there is interest. Members $5; nonmembers $8, for museum donation only. Donations to The Woods appreciated.

February 12     Saturday Fly-Tie
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 to attend. Donations are appreciated.

February 12     Sweetheart Snowshoe
     7pm-9pm  Program for Adults
Bring your valentine for a romantic, lantern-lit snowshoe for two through the evening woods. Together, you’ll discover romantic themes hidden along the trail, and share some quiet, reflective time outdoors. Then, warm up indoors with hot drinks and decadent desserts. Members $20/couple; nonmembers $30/couple.

February 19     Project WET and WILD
BWNC is pleased to host this educator workshop. Project WILD/Project WET provide educators the tools, training, and resources they need to bring the environment into the classroom—and their students into the environment. Materials are multidisciplinary and follow state and national education standards. Accommodates up to 20 participants. Registration required by February 12th. Cost, $15, includes lunch, Project WILD and Project WET materials, and workshop.

February 21     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. February: Walking in a Winter Wonderland Who has been scampering quietly over the snow? What animal left that footprint behind? Discover who has been walking through The Woods as we go on a snowshoe hike. Members $8/preschooler; nonmembers $12.

February 22–25    Tuesday through Friday Adventure Day Camp
Kids ages 5-12, come join us for Winter Break Camp in February for fun-packed days of discovery and adventure! $40/child/day. Themes for the different days are on our website: Registration forms and daily descriptions are available on the website. Pre-registration is required. Before and after care are available.Space is limited so don’t miss out!

February 26     Backyard Maple Sugaring Workshop
For the price of a couple quarts of maple syrup, learn how to make your own for years to come. During this hands-on workshop, learn tips of the trade from maple syrup producers and get first-hand experience tapping trees in the Baltimore Woods sugarbush. Price includes a starter kit, with taps and tips. Accommodates 8-12; please register before February 19th. Members $30; nonmembers $45.

February 28     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.
February: Snow Stories Discover how to read the stories animals leave behind in nature. By learning the three P’s (Place, Pattern, and Print) students will learn a story’s setting, characters, and plot. BWNC educators use mounts, posters, books, and animal traces to teach the basics of animal tracking and predator/prey relationships. The program culminates with groups of students working together to create their own track stories using track stencils on poster size paper. Members $8/student; nonmembers $12.

Upcoming Events

Save the Date
Join us on Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 when Baltimore Woods Nature Center and Habitat Gardeners in Central New York, a chapter of Wild Ones, native plants, natural landscapes, co-host a full day of workshops by presenter Carolyn Summers. Summers is the author of Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East.
Summers will share her love of indigenous plants as she teaches you basic design concepts and styles by habitat. Geared to both the professional landscape designer and backyard gardener, these workshops are both informative and inspiring.
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May 8, Mother’s Day Garden Tour, Plant Sale and Art Exhibit at Sycamore Hill Gardens, 2130 Old Seneca Turnpike, Marcellus. Proceeds benefit Baltimore Woods Nature Center. Look forward to spring and this annual event. Tour over 25 acres of gardens resplendent with flowering shrubs, trees, and bulbs. Picnic, enjoy the Koi pond and spend the day outside enjoying nature.

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