Peak waterfowl migration at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge brings over 200,000 ducks and geese to Central New York. BWNC staff will be on hand to point out rare migrants before they move on to warmer waters. Meet at Baltimore Woods at 8:00AM to carpool, otherwise meet at Montezuma at 8:45. $10 members; $15 nonmembers. Call (315) 673-1350 to register.
Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014 – 8:00 am
Duration: 4 Hours
Contact Info: Baltimore Woods 4007 Bishop Hill Road Marcellus, NY 13108-0133 Phone: (315) 673-1350
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. $5 for members, $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family. Call (315) 673-1350 to sign up.
Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014 – 10:30 am
Duration: 1 Hour
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 and discover this colorful luminescent world. $5 for members, $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family. Call (315) 673-1350 to sign up.
Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014 – 8:30 pm
Duration: 1 Hour
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 13. Call (315) 673-1350 to register.$5 for members, $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family.
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! Space limited to 20 people. This program is not intended for families with strollers. Please call (315) 673-1350 to register.$5 for members; $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family.