Eidolon Winter Tree Identification

  • Thursday, February 01, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Eidolon Nature Preserve, 2146 Orleans Rd., Great Cacapon, WV
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What:  Eidolon Winter Tree Identification 

Where: Eidolon Nature Preserve, 2146 Orleans Rd., Great Cacapon, WV

When: Thursday, February 1, 2018

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Cost: Free 

PVAS Trip Leader: Rodney Dever

Eligible for MN Recert hours

Join Rodney Dever, a member of the WV Native Plant Society, for a winter tree-identification field trip at Eidolon Nature Preserve.  This is a family-friendly event that will teach you how to identify trees by such factors as their shapes, branching habits, twigs, and bark.

Eidolon Nature Preserve is located on Sidling Hill along Orleans Rd. in Great Cacapon, WV. The entrance is marked by a teal metal gate, participants can park along the road or if the gate is open there is ample parking inside the preserve. 

Participants will meet at 10:00 a.m. and hike around the preserve identifying trees. The preserve is very hilly and has well marked trails. Please wear appropriate footwear, bring trekking poles if desired, and be prepared for variable weather. 

The 354 acre Eidolon Nature Preserve is the largest PVAS preserve.  It includes a mixture of hardwood forest, including thick groves of mountain laurel and spectacular views. The trip will involved walking between 1-2 miles on narrow trails that climb up and down hillsides. The hiking terrain is moderately strenuous, but the pace will be slow. 

There is no fee and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along. Children are welcome with adult accompaniment.

Registration is strongly encouraged.

Those who participate should be sure to dress warmly and wear sturdy footwear.

If the weather is especially inclement on the day of the trip, it will be rescheduled (Friday, February 16, 2018) 

Please contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026 with any questions you may have.

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Katelyn "KC" Walters, Conservation and Land Manager // 304-283-7319

Krista Hawley, Adult Program Coordinator
// 703-303-1026

Amy Moore, Cool Spring Preserve Manager and Naturalist // 240-818-4714
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