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CANCELLED CFPA Ramble: Autumn Tree Walk for Beginners

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 1:00pm - Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 2:45pm
CFPA Headquarters
16 Meriden Rd
Middlefield, Connecticut 06481
Event Type: 
Outdoor Recreation
All are welcome
Event Description: 

Ever look at a tree and then get, well, “stumped” when you tried to figure out what it was? That can happen to even the best experts! But there are clues that we can use to help us more accurately identify the trees we see around us.

Join fellow tree-observer and Ramble Guide Lynn Kochiss for another walk for beginners. Autumn is the best time to examine trees! The leaves are still out, and the fall colors and fruit provide unique indicators for species. Add these clues to using bark, twigs, and buds, and you will feel like a tree expert. There will be a brief introduction inside in the CFPA Meeting Room, after which we will wander Highlawn Forest trails, stopping often to to examine the trees. –The peak fall foliage color will be glorious! 

Dress for the weather. Also, the trail may be muddy or slippery, so please wear appropriate footwear. Bring binoculars and field guides if you have them, or borrow ours. No pets, please. 

Inclement Weather: 
Extreme weather cancels; Contact the Ramble Guide to confirm.
Registration Fee: 
RSVP Requirement: 
RSVP recommended
For Questions, Contact: 
Lynn Kochiss, Ramble Guide

This free guided outing is offer by the CFPA Rambles program of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA).

CFPA Rambles are intended to bring people, fun, and the outdoors together. Led by trained CFPA Ramble Guides, these FREE, engaging outings are offered on trails around the state every month throughout the year. Each CFPA Ramble is designed to show the people of Connecticut how easy and enjoyable a ramble can be and to feature the many different outdoor opportunities our state has to offer.

To prepare for a safe and enjoyable CFPA Ramble:

  1. Be ready to begin the Ramble at the scheduled start time;
  2. Bring water, snack, and your excitement;
  3. Leave pets at home (unless otherwise noted);
  4. Wear sturdy shoes; and
  5. Kids, please remember to bring your parents or caregivers.