Learn how to identify the most common trees in your woods by looking at the buds, bark, and other clues.
Join IFA Vice-President John Edgington, retired University of Illinois forestry instructor, for this interesting afternoon workshop on winter tree identification. Meet in the classroom (basement) for a brief slide presentation before heading outdoors to look at some of the unmistakable identifying characteristics of tree twigs and bark.
Class size is limited. Also, Winter offerings like this can be a little iffy with the weather being unpredictable this far out. We will need to know that enough people are coming for John to make the trip, and also to inform folks if the event has to be cancelled, so PLEASE REGISTER no later than NOON on Thursday, February 4th by calling the Ballard Nature Center at 618/483-6856.
Click HERE to download an event flier.
This event is free, with donations accepted to support the ongoing programs at the Ballard Nature Center. http://www.ballardnaturecenter.org/
Program sponsored by the Illinois Forestry Association, in partnership with the Ballard Nature Center.
From Effingham: Take U.S. 40 west approximately 8.75 miles to the entrance on the left. The Ballard Nature Center sign is next to the entrance of the road.
From Altamont: Take U.S. 40 east approximately 2.25 miles to the entrance on the right. The Ballard Nature Center sign is next to the entrance of the road.