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Walk, Look and Learn: Identifying Trees Without Their Leaves

Tuesday 03/29/2022 4:00 pm

Event Full

Hike rating:

Distance – 1-2 miles; Terrain – Moderate; Pace – Relaxed; Overall rating – Easy; This is a leisurely nature walk.

Event/Trailhead location:

Parking lot at Monkey Run Rd. dead end in Varna. Turn off NYS Route 366 onto Monkey Run Road in the hamlet of Varna directly across the highway from the Embassy Inn (click for map). Pay attention to the NO PARKING signs for the snowplow turnaround in the winter.

Hike Leader:
Myra Shulman


Hike leader contact information will be sent in the email acknowledging that you have registered for this hike. 

Hike Details:


Without their summer greenery, our local trees can be hard to identify.  But clues are to be found in the colors and texture of bark, patterns of branching, buds, and the habitat in which a tree is found.  Come learn how to tell an ash from a hickory, a red oak from a white oak, and so much more!

Bring binoculars if you have them – can be useful for looking up at twigs/buds.

Though spring will officially be here, the trees – and we – know that it can still be cold in the Finger Lakes!  Wear layered warm clothing.  Hiking poles will be useful if the trail is muddy (or possibly icy).  Remember that you will need to bundle up more than when on a hike.

Please email Myra if you have any questions about this nature walk or our meeting location.

Registration is closed!