Saturday, January 27, 2018
Winter Tree ID Workshop(Class starts at 10:00am and ends around 1:00pm.)
Event Sponsor: Western NC Chapter
The Western N.C. Chapter will be sponsoring a winter tree identification workshop on Saturday, January 27. The Workshop will focus on tree twigs and other clues to identify trees without their leaves. Participants will learn about twig morphology and how to use dichotomous keys. All participants will receive handouts and a free copy of Winter Tree Finder by May Theilgaard Watts, Tom Watts. The workshop will be limited to sixteen participants. I will make a list in order that I receive requests to attend. I will need your name and a contact number in case of inclement weather and we have to cancel. I will also keep an alternate list in case someone needs to cancel.
The workshop will take place in the educational building at Riverbend Park in Catawba County. We will start at 10:00 and work inside for about 1.5 hours. Then we will take a lunch break. Participants will need to bring a lunch and drinks. I will have a cooler with ice and some snacks. After lunch we will do a short hike along the river trail to practice our tree identification and look at other clues such as bark and fruits. The workshop should be finished around 1 to 1:30. The educational building has bathroom facilities.
Take exit 132 from I-40 E
Follow NC-16 N to your destination (8.2 mi)
The park entrance is on the right at the bottom of the large hill and just before you cross the bridge. If you cross the river you went too far.
Riverbend Park - Catawba County, NC
6700 North NC 16 Highway, Conover, NC 28613
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