Monday, October 14, 2019

Springfield Woods Haunted Trail Oct. 26!

Baltimore Green Space and the Friends of the Springfield Woods will present “the Monster of the Springfield Woods Haunted Trail on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 from 6 pm until 10 pm. in the Springfield Woods, (across from 4200 St George's Ave, Baltimore MD.)

This fundraiser event begins at 6 PM with a “StoryFire,” a campfire featuring storytellers and “Smores,” followed by (by those brave enough to take part) the Monster of the Springfield Woods Haunted Trail, which is a scary hike in the forest while being terrorized by zombies, witches and trolls. 

Once a neighborhood trash dumping ground, the Springfield Woods has since 2012 been restored as a forested community green space located across from 4200 St. Georges Avenue in northeast Baltimore at the cusp of the historic neighborhoods of Pen Lucy, Wilson Park and Original Northwood.  The location is a part of the “forest stewards” group of green spaces helped by the non-profit Baltimore Green Space (www.baltimoregreenspace.org). 

The event is free for children and a donation is requested from adults.  

Please RSVP (or for volunteer opportunities for this event)  at 443-996-3811 or email: katherine@baltimoregreenspace.org
                                                              

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Loyola Students help in the Springfield Woods cleanup.10/13/2018


Saturday, October 13, 2018
     Volunteers from Loyola University in Baltimore MD pitch in and help clean up one of the more neglected areas of the Springfield Woods. 




Friday, August 24, 2018

Creative Spiderweb in the Springfield Woods




While cleaning up in the Springfield Woods, I came across a really different spider web.  It was shaped like an old 45 rpm record.  

It was obvious that it is a tribute to the queen of soul Aretha Franklin, who passed away a few days earlier.  



#spiderweb, #ArethaFranklintribute, #SpringfieldWoods

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Photos from the Jill Jonnes Woods WalkTalk on April 8


The photos slideshow from the Jill Jonnes (author of the book "The Urban Forest") Woods Walk Talk on April 8th in the Springfield Woods of Baltimore MD.  Co-sponsored by Baltimore Green Space and the Friends of the Springfield Woods. 

#JillJonnes, #BaltimoreGreenSpace, #FriendsoftheSpringfieldWoods, #butchberry

Spring is finally bustin' out in the Springfield Woods!


The gathering place

Spring blossoms.




Friday, March 30, 2018

Jill Jonnes Urban Forest Walk and Talk



Author Jill Jonnes will do a walk and talk about her book “Urban Forests”  Sunday, April 8th from 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM in the Springfield Woods, 4200 St Georges Avenue, Baltimore MD.




Please wear closed toe shoes and long pants.


A presentation of Baltimore Green Space and Friends of the Springfield Woods.


Spring (?) in the Springfield Woods



The last snow (?) in the Springfield Woods.  


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Mervo Students help with the AYS&G Garden and the Springfield Woods Friday 9/27/13

Students from Mervo will participate in a joint cleanup/greening event for the Antioch Youth Senate & Garden and the Friends of the Springfield Woods on Friday, September 27th at 12 noon. The AYS&G Garden is located the corner of E. 43rd and Wrenwood Ave. in Pen Lucy and Historic Wilson Park, Baltimore MD.  If you would like to get out and help us tidy the community, call AYS&G at 410-914-7561.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Making Morgan Park and Wilson Park Household Names



Prof. Dale Glenwood Green
Photo: MSU
From Sheila Kast and WYPR is an audio interview with Dale Glenwood Green, assistant professor in Morgan State University’s School of Architecture and Planning and Chair of the university’s Historic Preservation Program, with information on the beginnings of Morgan Park and Wilson Park and why these two historic African American neighborhoods need to be recognized.

In case you forgot or didn't realize it, the Springfield Woods is bordered on the north side by Wilson Park.

Making Morgan Park and Wilson Park Household Names

Friday, August 23, 2013

Wildlife of the Springfield Woods: Warning dead stuff!



 The reality of nature is that of  survival of the fittest.  Unfortunately in the Springfield Woods this young fox was found dead in the early summer.
"Red foxes live around the world in many diverse habitats including forests, grasslands, mountains, and deserts. They also adapt well to human environments such as farms, suburban areas, and even large communities. The red fox's resourcefulness has earned it a legendary reputation for intelligence and cunning.

Red foxes are solitary hunters who feed on rodents, rabbits, birds, and other small game—but their diet can be as flexible as their home habitat. Foxes will eat fruit and vegetables, fish, frogs, and even worms. If living among humans, foxes will opportunistically dine on garbage and pet food.

Like a cat's, the fox's thick tail aids its balance, but it has other uses as well. A fox uses its tail (or "brush") as a warm cover in cold weather and as a signal flag to communicate with other foxes.

Foxes also signal each other by making scent posts—urinating on trees or rocks to announce their presence.

In winter, foxes meet to mate. The vixen (female) typically gives birth to a litter of 2 to 12 pups. At birth, red foxes are actually brown or gray. A new red coat usually grows in by the end of the first month, but some red foxes are golden, reddish-brown, silver, or even black. Both parents care for their young through the summer before they are able to strike out on their own in the fall.

Red foxes are hunted for sport, though not extensively, and are sometimes killed as destructive pests or frequent carriers of rabies."

 For more info on the red fox and other animals, check out the National Geographic website.  There are photos, statistics and even a soundbite of what foxes sound like.:  http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/red-fox/

Monday, August 19, 2013

Butch Berry Stuff: The Black Vultures: Filthy and Disgusting

Butch Berry Stuff: The Black Vultures: Filthy and Disgusting: The Black Vultures of the Springfield Woods   Copyright 2013 M. Berry Jr. Black Vulture Facts:   The Black Vulture prefers to inha...

Monday, February 25, 2013

Remembering Baltimore Civil Rights Leader Walter P. Carter

Less than one block away from the Springfield Woods is Walter P Carter Elementary School on 43rd and St Georges Ave.  If you would like to know the life of the man behind the name on the school, watch this film tonight at 10:30PM on MPT-22 in Baltimore.  Here's a link to an interview with the filmmaker.


Remembering Baltimore Civil Rights Leader Walter P. Carter


Thursday, February 14, 2013