Maybe surprisingly, winter is an ideal time to study trees and shrubs. The absence of leaves provides ideal conditions to take a closer look at buds, bark, and branch structure. Learn winter tree and shrub identification and the adaptations of various plant species for spending the winter in a dormant state.
This program will include an online presentation; two weeks to complete optional challenges using what you've learned; and a follow-up session for challenge discussion and questions.
Interested in learning more? This program is one part of a 4-topic Winter Neighborhood Naturalists Series that you can join us for one, some, or all of. Register for 'Winter Neighborhood Naturalist Series - Online' in our program catalog before January 19 to get access to all 4 topics for the price of 3 (The Science of Winter, Overwintering Strategies, Tracks & Signs, and Winter Botany). You do not need to register for other sessions, or the full series, to enjoy this one.
You will receive the Microsoft Teams Link to log into the program in your confirmation. An email reminder will also be sent to you 24 hours before program start.
Optional review session will be offered at 7:00pm on 3/16 where you're invited to share your experiences in the field and ask questions.