Exploration of trees in winter planned near Butler

January 5, 2018 by  

Amateur naturalists from Butler who would like to learn a bit more about the world around them may wish to take part in an activity that will give them a chance to do just that.

The Winter Tree walk will introduce those who take part to a variety of methods they can use to identify trees, even in winter when their leaves are gone. It will be led by a member of DCNR staff, who will teach how they can use characteristics such as bark texture and color, tree shape, bud location, angle and shape, and other parts of the tree to help them determine its species.

The participants are reminded to come dressed for the weather, as the event will be taking place outdoors. The guide will lead the group through an exploration of the trees that are in and around the grounds in the Kildoo Picnic Area of McConnells Mill State Park, and it will be family friendly. Attendees are reminded to bring along a hot drink and snack and also a curious mind. Newsletter printing can be used to craft community bulletins that let local households know when functions like this are taking place in their area.

This visit to the woods in winter will be held on January 13, and it will begin at 1:00 pm. More information about the occasion is available on the Visit Butler County website.