CANCELED Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 10 a.m. — Winter Tree Walk and Potluck Lunch
NOTICE: – The report from the Taylors is that the dirt roads needed to access their house are deep, greasy mud overlaying slick ice. The forecast for the 2 days – mostly above freezing and with more precipitation – suggests that the road conditions will only worsen. So, with practical reluctance, we agreed to let you all know that the program is cancelled. Bill has committed to leading a winter tree ID program in 2019.
County Forester Bill Guenther will lead a winter tree identification walk along the woodlands of WRWA members who live in eastern Halifax, near the Guilford town line. Bill will show us how to use characteristics such as branching pattern, bark, habitat, and growth form to identify about 18 species of native Vermont trees. Bring your snowshoes, as this part of Halifax tends to have snow cover throughout the winter. The walk will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a potluck lunch.
As space is limited, we are first offering this program to WRWA members. Please contact Linda or 802-368-2211 by 14 February if you plan to attend. (After that, we will open any remaining slots to the general public.) Parking is somewhat limited, so please carpool if you can. When you contact Linda, please let her know how many people you will be coming with. We hope to have deep snow, but the level terrain and frequent stops to discuss the trees should allow for easy walking. If you have never snowshoed, don’t let that discourage you. If you can walk, you can snowshoe. If you prefer to use poles, please bring them. This is a family-friendly event, but please leave your dogs at home.