photos courtesy of Baltimore Woods Nature Center
1 Interpretive Center is Closed
6+ miles of trails are open dawn to dusk. Welcome the new year outside in nature!
4 Star Party: The Quadrantids Meteor Shower 7-9pm
Cloud date: January 5th.
It’s the perfect opportunity to see the Quadrantids Meteor Shower, plus the fabulous winter skies and the mighty constellation Orion, along with the planet Jupiter, and the ice giants Uranus and Neptune. Dress warmly! $5 for members, $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family.
12 Art Gallery Reception 2-4pm
Join us as we welcome Willson Cummer, photographer, to the Weeks Art Gallery. Spend an afternoon viewing fine art photography in the company of friends. There is no admission charge to art gallery events and no parking fee. All are welcome.
14 Wandering Through Winter: Snowshoe with Edwin Way Teale 10:30am-noon
Join us on an inspirational snowshoe hike through The Woods. We will stop at some of the best winter views our trails have to offer, and reflect on the words of a legendary naturalist of the last century, Edwin Way Teale. Snowshoes will be provided, terrain will be relatively flat. $5 for members, $8 for nonmembers.
19 Nature’s Little Explorers: Trees and Me! 10:30-11:30am
Trees may seem like they are just standing there in the winter not doing much, but we know better! Using puppets, poetry, and creative movement, pre-schoolers will transform into a wintertime forest. We will also go for a short walk in the woods to find some signs of winter animals among the trees. A nature craft will replace the walk in case of inclement weather. For ages 3-5, children must be accompanied by an adult. $5 members; $8 nonmembers, adults free.
19 Owl Prowl 7-8:30pm
The owls are out, so join a Naturalist on a nighttime snowshoe hike in search of these magnificent and secretive birds. Dress warmly, and bring a flashlight. $5 for members; $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family.
21 Nature Adventure Day Camp 9am-4pm
In Search of Yeti Part II: The ’Bominable Strikes Back
Ancient legends from around the world tell of mysterious creatures living in the frozen tundra. Join us as we continue our search for dire wolves, tundra yeti, and the elusive Abominable Snowman. This is an adventure you won’t want to miss!
Camp, for ages 5-12, runs from 9am-4pm, cost is $40, family membership required. Before and After Care are available. Registration and medical forms are available at www.baltimorewoods.org.
26 Snow Sculpture Competition 1-3:30pm
Baltimore Woods is having a snow sculpture building competition! Are you and your family up to the challenge? Join Becky Lynch (who enjoys making snow whale sculptures) and use your imagination to create an original work of snow art. Win awards like Best Animal Sculpture and many more! Afterwards, we’ll chill out and warm up with a cup of hot cocoa and cookies. Be sure to bring your own snow sculpture tools! $5 members, $15/family; $8 nonmembers, $25/family.
Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, NY 13108 315 673-1350 office; www.baltimorewoods.org and on Facebook!