4450 Blakely Ave. N.E.,Bainbridge Island,Wa

Buds, Bark & Branches: Winter Tree Identification

when: Jan 28, 2018 at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

where: Bainbridge Island, IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave. N.E., Bainbridge Island, Wa

cost: $5

ages: 8 & older

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the scoop:

We get spoiled learning trees and shrubs by their leaves, but there are many other characteristics we can look for to land on a proper species identification. Indicators like bark texture, branching pattern, buds and even fruit are all parts of a puzzle we can put together to name each species with certainty – no matter what the season!

During this special class, you’ll walk away with a new appreciation for the “dead of winter,” and with new botanist vocab to continue your educational journey. Along your hike you’ll listen to the winter birds, watch for murmurations in the skies and keep your eyes peeled for sleepy salamanders coming out of their torpid state (depending on the temperature that day!).

This hike is rain or shine! Due to the content and pace of this program, IslandWood is recommending this hands-on outdoor exploration for ages 8 & older. Children age 8 and under are welcome to attend, as IslandWood believes multi-generational learning opportunities expand minds and build community. Psst..hikes are capped off with a sweet treat of homemade cookies!

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