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Learn how to identify trees in winter

By Staff | Mar 11, 2013

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will offer a winter tree-identification field trip at Cacapon State Park the morning of Saturday, March 23

West Virginia state forester Ben Kunze will lead the trip. He will show how to identify trees through such clues as their branching habits and overall shape, twigs and buds, and bark.

Participants will meet at 10 a.m. at the Park’s nature center. The trip will last about two hours.

There is no fee, and anyone with an interest is invited to attend. However, space will be limited and pre-registration is essential. To pre-register or get more information go to the PVAS website at www.potomacaudubon.org or contact Kelly Wolf at kheldreth@hotmail.com or 304-229-6229.

If there has been a major snow the day before or the weather is especially inclement on the day of the trip, call Ms. Wolf to make sure the trip is still on.

In the event of bad weather, the trip will be rescheduled to March 30.

Those who participate should be sure to dress warmly and wear sturdy footwear.