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Winter Tree Identification: Trees in Transition
Saturday, March 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
This event has been rescheduled from it’s original Saturday, February 23
PVAS Trip Leader: Shawn Walker
This event is free and open to the public, however registration is requested. Please register below.
Eligible for MN Recert hours
Join Shawn Walker, local arborist and Certified Master Naturalist, for a winter tree identification: trees in transition 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. Due to this walk being held in late March, there could be some early spring growth to provide clues.
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.
Please contact Krista Hawley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 681-252-1387 with any questions you may have.