Winter Tree I.D.

Winter Tree I.D.

2 spots opened up! If interested, please contact us at [email protected]. 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:

(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 [email protected] 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.


For any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected] or by calling 613-253-2722.