2 spots opened up! If interested, please contact us at email@example.com. First come, first serve!
Are you looking forward to getting out in nature with a knowledgeable guide? Can you tell a birch from a beech from a poplar in winter?
Join us on Saturday, February 24th along the trail at Blue Heron Wetlands for another rendition of our Winter Tree I.D. event! Guided by well-known tree expert, Owen Clarkin, you will learn to identify trees during the winter months by bark, twig, growth characteristics, and other key features.
This is a free event and registration is limited! To avoid disappointment, register early at: www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/mississippi-madawaska-land-trust/events/winter-tree-id-at-blue-heron-wetlands
(Once registered, you’ll receive an email closer to the event date with details such as address, parking, what to wear, etc.)
A few important notes:
- Blue Heron Wetlands is located on Blue Heron Road, just outside of Carleton Place
- We highly encourage carpooling as parking at Blue Heron Wetlands is limited
- The trail is a 1 km loop, fairly flat with some small slopes to walk up and rocks to step over
- Please check the weather forecast ahead of the event and dress accordingly!
- For hiking in the wintertime with snowy conditions, we always recommend snowshoes and hiking poles
- If you’re registered and cannot attend, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible so that we can fill your spot with another interested individual
A little bit about our guide, Owen Clarkin:
Owen has been studying the trees of Eastern Ontario as a dedicated amateur since the age of 4. Since finishing a terminal degree in the natural sciences in 2012, he is more seriously exploring topics in tree identification and ecology from an Eastern Ontario perspective, together with a core group of colleagues. In addition to leading public nature hikes, Owen regularly contributes to local and worldwide plant identification forums on social media.