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Star Party: Geminid Meteor Shower

Back-up Date: December 14

Date: Friday, December 13, 2013
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Location: Baltimore Woods Nature Center Phone: 315-673-1350 Email: info@baltimorewoods.org
Back-up date: Dec 14th
One of the year’s finest! Unlike most meteor showers, this one is composed of asteroid debris, not comet debris, and bright meteors can be seen much earlier in the evening. Also, the winter skies will be showing off the brightest stars and nebulae visible to us in the northern hemisphere, including the great Orion nebula. Dress warmly! Please call to register.

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5 for members, $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family.

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Marcellus, NY — Baltimore Woods Nature Center announces their March with details listed below.

 

MARCH 2013

March 9th             Maple Sugaring Workshop for the DIY Sugarer, 1-3pm

For the price of a couple pints of maple syrup, learn how to make your own for years to come! During this hands-on workshop, learn tips of the trade from seasoned backyard maple syrup producers and get firsthand experience tapping trees in the Baltimore Woods sugarbush. Included in the price of the workshop is a “Backyard Sugarin’ Start-up Kit” with the taps and tips you need to get started. Registration required before March 7.  Members $25; nonmembers $40.

 

March 10th           Art Reception, 2-4pm

Join us at Baltimore Woods Nature Center for art, conversation and snacks as we welcome Karen Burns and David LoParco as our featured gallery artists from March 4th to April 26th. The quiet and often glowing landscapes found in Karen Burns’ paintings complement the detailed images of plants, fields and bogs captured through David LoParco’s photographs.  Both artists highlight local natural areas. Free admission.

 

March 15th     Star Party: Comet Panstarrs, 7-9pm  Back-up date March 16th

Comet Panstarrs should be visible in the west shortly after sunset. Its brightness is a guess at this time, but it could be quite a stunning sight. Jupiter will be visible, along with the winter skies and some of the brightest examples of nebulae and star clusters. $5 for members, $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family.

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March 16th     All About Bluebirds: Bill Lang Memorial Program, 2-4pm

Meet John Rogers, co-founder of the NYS Bluebird Society, for his beautiful and informative slide show. Includes the life history of the Eastern Bluebird, nest box management, other birds that nest in bluebird boxes, and more. With visually beautiful photographs and sounds, this program is of interest to anyone who appreciates nature. Following the 50-minute slide presentation there is an optional build-your-own bluebird box project. Nest box kits are $8 for members; $12 nonmembers. The slide show is free.

 

March 17th Community Green Breakfast at Marcellus High School, 7:30am – noon

Marcellus Rotary and Baltimore Woods Nature Center are cooking up a Green Breakfast while highlighting the benefits of recycling and composting.  Participants will enjoy entertainment, a silent auction and opportunities to learn more about reduce, reuse and recycle practices. Call Baltimore Woods at (315) 673-1350 for information and tickets.

 

March 21st – 31st Amphibian Alert!

Each spring during the first warm rainy night after the equinox, hundreds of amphibians creep from underground lairs to vernal pools. To find out when Baltimore Woods will attempt to observe this migration at Labrador Hollow watch for alerts on our website, or call 673-1350 to be put on our alert list. $5 for members, $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25 /family.

 

March 30th     Springtime Yoga for Children, 11am-noon: Preschool Yoga ages 3-5; 1-2pm: Nature Yoga ages 5-8

Spring to life with a joyous yoga class that celebrates nature’s awakening with movement, story, and song. Please bring a yoga mat, if available. $5 members; $8 nonmembers.

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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.

 

Baltimore Woods Nature in the City brings authentic natural science learning to K-6 grade urban school children. Supported by the Syracuse City School District and corporate sponsors, tied to the Syracuse City School District curriculum and New York State Science Standards, lesson content supports teachers while directly impacting students. Holding programs in parks and neighborhood green spaces as well as the classroom, students’ earliest learning experiences in the sciences are relevant, meaningful and fun.

Visit www.baltimorewoods.org for more information.

Posted: Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 @ 9:34 am by Curt
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 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.

June Events
5     Star Party: Venus Transit
5:30-7:30pm
A Star Party during the day? That’s right! Venus will be moving across the sun, and you can watch! These “transits” are extremely rare. The last one was in 2004, and the one before that, in 1882 was used to calculate the distance of the Earth from the Sun and, subsequently, the size of our solar system! The next won’t occur until 2117. You’ll want to catch this one! $5 for members, $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family.

12   That’s Ferntastic!
10:30am
Tom loves ferns… a lot. Join him on this easy walk to discover the ferns growing in Baltimore Woods, and to see why their elegant fiddleheads and beautiful fronds have not only survived for millennia, but have also fascinated people for generations. $5 for members, $8 for nonmembers.

16, 23, and 30 Frog Catching Party
1-3pm
Frogs! Where? Down at Phillips Pond of course! Join our Naturalists for a celebration of all things frogs as we engage in this classic childhood activity. Space is limited to 30 people— register early. $5 for members; $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family.

20   Solstice Stroll
7:30-9pm
Join one of our Naturalists for a pleasant hike through the evening woods, celebrating the longest day of the year. Experience the sights and sounds of the forest as animals prepare for the night. We’ll stroll past the beaver pond in hopes of seeing these elusive creatures in action. We won’t stay out ‘til the cows come home, but perhaps ‘til the fireflies come out! $5 for members; $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family.

29   Nature’s Little Explorers Frog Frenzy (for preschool age children)
10-11:30am
Join us for every child’s favorite nature activity – catching frogs! We will supply the nets and you supply the child. Wear clothes and shoes that will get MUDDY! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the lower parking lot. $5/child (member); $8/child (nonmember); adults free.

29   Home School Expeditions Stream  Stomp
1-2:30pm
Get into exploring a stream – literally! Students will wade in our stream searching for invertebrates and other animals to help us determine Baltimore Brook’s water quality. Wear sturdy water shoes and shorts, and get ready to get wet! Meet at the lower parking lot. $5/child (member); $8/child (nonmember); adults free.

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Baltimore Woods Nature in the City brings authentic natural science learning to K-6 grade urban school children. Supported by the Syracuse City School District and corporate sponsors, tied to the Syracuse City School District curriculum and New York State Science Standards, lesson content supports teachers while directly impacting students. Holding programs in parks and neighborhood green spaces as well as the classroom, students’ earliest learning experiences in the sciences are relevant, meaningful and fun.
Visit www.baltimorewoods.org for more information

 

Thea Reidy
Baltimore Woods Nature Center
4007 Bishop Hill Road, P.O. Box 133
Marcellus, NY 13108
315 673-1350 office; 315 247-7904 cell
www.baltimorewoods.org
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Posted: Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 @ 11:26 pm by Curt
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Get Out and Garden!

Plant Sale at The Woods Features Native Plants

MARCELLUS, NY: The plant sale at Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, NY will take place on Friday and Saturday, May 18th and 19th, 2012.

Both days feature native plants grown especially for The Woods by Phoenix Flower Farm and Crazy Daisies. A list of the natives available at the sale is posted at baltimorewoods.org and includes ferns, shrubs spring and summer blooming perennials including red and white trilliums. This is an excellent opportunity to incorporate hard to find native plants into your garden design.

Other plants available for purchase include hanging baskets, herbs, and other shrubs and perennials. Everything needed for the garden can be found in the excellent variety and quality of plants offered in this sale by The Woods.

 

On Friday, May 18th the sale is open to Members of Baltimore Woods Only and is held from 4-7pm. There will be tastings from Lakeland Winery and Empire Brewing. A gift of an American Chestnut seed ready to plant will be given to members. Become a member of The Woods and come to the advance sale be first to select among the plants you are looking for.

 

On Saturday, May 19th from 9am to 2pm the sale is open to the public. Bring your friends and enjoy your spring planting plans.  Choose your quality plants and receive expert gardening advice. The volunteers who tend our gardens will be on hand to advise you, to discuss topics such as preferred soil types and sun and shade requirements, and to assure your new plants maximum chance for success in your garden. On Saturday there will be raffles and food available.

 

Visa and Mastercard accepted. There is no admission fee and parking is free. The event takes place rain or shine.

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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.

 

Baltimore Woods Nature in the City brings authentic natural science learning to K-6 grade urban school children. Supported by the Syracuse City School District and corporate sponsors, tied to the Syracuse City School District curriculum and New York State Science Standards, lesson content supports teachers while directly impacting students. Holding programs in parks and neighborhood green spaces as well as the classroom, students’ earliest learning experiences in the sciences are relevant, meaningful and fun.

Visit www.baltimorewoods.org for more information

 

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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.
Visit www.baltimorewoods.org for more information (more…)

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