CFPA Ramble: Autumn Tree Identification
Enjoy the seasons beautiful colors while learning helpful characteristics used to identify trees - leaves, buds, twigs, bark, nuts, and overall shape. Naturalists Barbara and Peter Rzasa, Viola Waldo, and Lynn Kochiss will lead hikers along the two-mile "Donna Lindgren Tree ID Trail" at Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center where over 40 trees have been marked with descriptive signs.
Hikers with all levels of tree identification experience are welcome to join this is a family-oriented hike appropriate for school-aged children. There are some moderate hills and proper footwear is recommended along with insect repellent.
Barbara, Peter, Viola, and Lynn are all First Aid/CPR-trained CFPA Ramble Guides.
This free guided outing is co-sponsored by the CFPA Rambles program of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) and Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center.
As program of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association, 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:
- Be ready to begin the Ramble at the scheduled start time;
- Bring water, snack, and your excitement;
- Leave pets at home (unless otherwise noted);
- Wear sturdy shoes; and
- Kids, please remember to bring your parents or caregivers.