CFPA Ramble: Winter Tree Walk for Beginners
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 volunteer CFPA Ramble Guide Lynn Kochiss on the first walk of a series designed to help beginners unravel the mysteries of tree identification. This walk, which is suitable for children 8 and older, teens and adults, will focus on using bark, twigs, and buds as clues. It will be approximately 1½ to 2 miles long, with frequent stops to look at the forest. Dress for the weather in comfortable layers. Also, the trail may be muddy or slippery, so please wear appropriate footwear. Feel free to bring binoculars and field guides if you have them, or borrow ours.
Sign-in will be in the Meeting Room on the lower level of the CFPA headquarters building. There will also be bathrooms available there.
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:
- 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.