Baltimore Woods Announces Programs for June 2013

June 8 Feral Swine in New York State: An Emerging Concern, 11am-noon

Feral swine are considered an invasive, exotic pest species in New York State, and the current management goal is eradication. Hogs cause damage to crops and native plants, impact ground-nesting birds, and could spread diseases to livestock. On June 8th, Dr. Paul D. Curtis, Associate Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist from the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University, will speak about feral hog biology, and the current status of feral hogs in the state. Dr. Curtis has coordinated the Wildlife Damage Management Program for Cornell Cooperative Extension during the past 23 years. Dr. Curtis is a Certified Wildlife Biologist with The Wildlife Society. The cost for this program is $5 for members; $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family. Call 673-1350 to register.

June 14 Star Party: First-Quarter Moon, 9-11pm
As spring gives way to summer, join Bob Piekiel for fantastic views of the Moon! Saturn will be visible and we will say Hello! to summer skies. Back-up date June 15. $5 for members, $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family.

June 20 Picnic at the Pond, 11:30am
Bring your baskets, blankets, and a bite to eat for a relaxing picnic by Phillips Pond. We’ll watch the turtles and dragonflies, listen to the frogs, imagine shapes in the clouds, and enjoy the last day of spring. Meet at the lower parking lot.

June 22, 29 Frog Catching Party, 10:30am-noon
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. Meet at the lower parking lot. Space is limited to 30 people, so register early. $5 for members; $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family.

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.

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