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9am-12pm Nature All Year: Bark: Getting to Know Your Trees with Michael Wojtech

February 14—9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Join us for an in-depth natural history course to develop your naturalists skills. Each month, in our series of nature explorations with different local naturalists, we explore a focused, seasonal, natural history topic. We’ll look at nature in new ways, from broad habitat perspectives to close details of individual species. Over the course of the year we’ll visit a variety of natural habitats in the greater Pioneer Valley area. Identification skills, ecological connections, adaptations, and life cycles of organisms will be the focus of our observations. Bring your curiosity and observation skills. Dress for the weather for 3 hours as we rarely cancel due to inclement weather. Bring binoculars and a hand lens, water and snacks if you would like. These will be outdoor only programs. Please dress for the weather and plan to wear a mask for everyone’s safety.

Join the author of Bark, Michael Wojtech, for a deeper look at tree ecology and identification using clues bark, roots, and buds. As a naturalist, writer, speaker, photographer, and illustrator, Michael Wojtech strives to share the science and beauty of natural history in an accessible and compelling fashion.

Background: Michael is a naturalist, educator and author of the book Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast, he writes, photographs, illustrates, and presents programs about the structure, growth processes, and ecology of trees. He began his ongoing study of trees at Antioch University New England, where he earned his Master’s Degree in Conservation Biology and edited the journal Whole Terrain.

Sunday, February 14, 9am-12pm
Norwotuck Rail Trail at Lawrence Station

Tier A – $45 per class or $121 for winter season
Tier B – $36 per class or $97 for winter season
Tier C – $27 per class or $73 for winter season
Tier D – $18 per class or $49 for winter season
There is a 10% discount for signing up for the full fall series.


February 14
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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