Leaves, buds, and other traits typically used to describe trees are often hard to see
or seasonally absent. Join naturalist & author Michael Wojtech for an exploration of bark, which is always visible in any season. You will learn basic criteria for distinguishing species by their bark,
and discover why such a variety of bark characteristics exist. Why do some species
have smooth bark, while on others it is thick and broken? Why does bark peel? After
an indoor presentation and activity we will head outdoors to investigate the trees.
Open to naturalists at all levels of experience.
Michael will be available to sign copies of his books, Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of
the Northeast and Drawing Trees and Leaves: Observing and Sketching the Natural
World. For more information visit: www.knowyourtrees.com