Winter Woody Plant ID Hike

posted Jan 25, 2011, 2:02 PM by Marty Nielsen
Saturday, February 5
10:00 am - 1:00 pm at
Theodore Roosevelt Island
Meet at main parking area before crossing bridge onto Island
*Inclement weather date: Sunday, February 6, 10:00 am

Winter unmasks nature, revealing our local woody plants in their most
skeletal form and allowing us to see the forests around us in new and
different ways. Elizabeth Rives will present a lecture and follow-up hike on
the Chesapeake Bay's forests as the linchpins of watershed health.  The
lecture will examine the composition of the Cheasapeake's forests past
and present, factors of change, ongoing challenges, and the function and
importance of riparian buffers.  Elizabeth will also share a few winter tree id
tips to help identify many of the riparian trees we will encounter on the
follow-up hike at Theodore Roosevelt Island.