Identifying winter twigs

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWinter twigs, Saturday, January 9

We all love going out into our parks and wilderness areas with field guides to identify the buds, blossoms, leaves and berries of local trees and shrubs, but how do we identify those seemingly lifeless branches in the middle of winter?

Join the Natural History Society on January 9, 2016 for an investigation of winter twigs and learn ways to identify trees and shrubs  when they are in their dormant period.

349Our guide, Cheryl Lowe, Jefferson County Marine Resources Committee and Beach Watchers Coordinator, will lead us on a winter walk to learn about woody plants in their dormant period.

This will be a short walk of about two miles over uneven terrain.  Dress for the weather in layers, and wear sturdy boots for this outing.  Bring binoculars for winter bird watching, bring cameras and field guides, and maybe even bring a thermos of hot chocolate! We will be out for approximately two hours.

mail.rothman.netTo sign up for this outing, and for further information, please contact Chris at