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Get to Know the Trees and Plants of the Forest
July 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Trees surround us and support us in so many important ways. Though they’re rooted in one place, they are complex, fascinating, and beautiful living things. On Saturday, July 14 from 10 am – Noon, join Nancy Goodman, Naturalist and Plant Conservation Volunteer with New England Wild Flower Society, for this botanical exploration in the Saw Mill Hills of Northampton.
We will be looking at a mix of plants and trees to learn what we can from them. Plants and trees can tell you a lot about the habitats you might be in. During this walk and talk, you will become familiar with the characteristic bark of different trees at different stages of growth, as well as identifying trees from their leaves and other clues. 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 based on the book “Bark” by Michael Wojtech.
The Saw Mill Hills Conservation Areas are owned by the City of Northampton, and permanently conserved with assistance from Kestrel Land Trust.
Registration is required to learn the meeting location, and space is limited to 20 participants. This event is free, though donations are welcome.