Tree Identification And Ecology Hike

Date: 08/10/2024
Address: Wolf Creek Narrows Natural Area
Time: 9:00 am — Noon
Cost: $50.00
Join Adam Haritan at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s Wolf Creek Narrows Natural Area for a tree identification and ecology hike.
This guided walk will blend the intrigue of tree identification with the fascinating science of ecology.  Participants will learn how to analyze various structures that are essential for tree identification, including twigs, bark, branching arrangement, leaves, and fruits.  As we explore diverse floodplain and upland habitats, we will also talk about the importance of tree identification as it relates to reading the landscape.

What do trees tell us about the fertility of the soil?  What do trees tell us about fungi?  What do trees tell us about past uses of the landscape?  All of these questions (and more!) will be discussed during the adventure. By the end of this walk, participants will have a greater appreciation for trees and the proper skill set to be able to identify unfamiliar trees.

This event will take place on one of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s 44 nature preserves, and all proceeds from this event will benefit their conservation work. If you’d like to make an additional donation, you can do so during the registration process.

Important details:
Location:  Wolf Creek Narrows Natural Area, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
Meeting point:  Lower parking lot (adjacent to Miller Woods)
Date and Time: August 10, 2024, 9 am — noon
Cost:  $50 per participant

Click here to register.

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