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Winter Tree and Shrub ID

Tuesday, January 19th 2021 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Daniel Murphy, IBG Collections Curator

Having shed their leaves in the fall, deciduous trees and shrubs spend the winter displaying their skeletal structure. From a distance, a mess of bare branches doesn’t look like much. However, upon closer inspection, a suite of characteristics unique to each species reveals itself. Even without their leaves, trees and shrubs can be identified simply by observing their twigs and noticing features such as color, shape, buds, leaf scars, and branching pattern. In this beginner’s plant identification class, learn the basics of winter twig identification with IBG Collections Curator, Daniel Murphy.

Member: $10 ● Non-Member: $20
Member: $20 ● Non-Member: $30 (includes a loupe hand lens with light)

Part One: Tuesday, January 19, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The hour-long lecture portion of the class will take place via Zoom. If you register by 1/12 you will be mailed a bundle of twigs to be used during the session. Everyone will receive a recording of the talk. Registrants who sign up after 1/12 will have the opportunity to pick up their twigs from IBG’s office M-F, 9 am to 4 pm.

Part Two: Saturday, January 23, 1 pm-1:30 pm
A half-hour, outdoor, masked, socially distant, walk to look at the trees and practice identification.

Class limited to 10. Wear a mask and bring a hand lens.
 Please come dressed for the weather. 

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