Tree ID Using Bark and Habitat Clues

27 Mar
June 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Riverview Picnic area
100 Ferry Road
Northfield Mountain Environmental Center
800 859-2960

Join naturalist Nancy Goodman and take a close look at trees and other botanical wonders. For more than half the year, bark provides the best clue to tree identification.  We will be keying out some of the trees to see what we can learn.  Become familiar with the characteristic bark of different trees in different habitats and at different stages of growth, as well as identification from leaves and other clues.  Bring binoculars, water, a trail snack, sturdy walking shoes and the book Bark by Michael Wojtech, if you have a copy.

This program is co-sponsored with the Athol Bird and Nature Club and will take place at Northfield’s scenic Riverview Picnic area along the Connecticut River.  This location has an especially rich variety of tree species.

Meet in the Riverview parking area at 10 a.m. (intersection of Pine Meadow and Ferry Road, 100 Ferry Road, Northfield)


This program is Free  Pre-register by calling 800-859-2960