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Northfield Mountain, Walk and Talk

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tree ID Using Bark and Habitat Clues; Join naturalist Nancy Goodman and take a close look at trees and other botanical wonders. Have you ever looked at a tree and wondered what it might be? For more than half the year, bark provides the best clue to tree identification. We will be keying out some of the trees to see what we can learn. Become familiar with the characteristic bark of different trees in different habitats and at different stages of growth, as well as identification from leaves and other clues.

Bring binoculars, water, a trail snack, sturdy walking shoes and the book Bark by Michael Wojtech, if you have a copy. This program is co-sponsored with the Athol Bird and Nature Club and will take place at Northfield’s scenic Riverview Picnic area along the Connecticut River. This location has an especially rich variety of tree species. Meet in the Riverview parking area at 10 a.m. (intersection of Pine Meadow and Ferry Road, 100 Ferry Road, Northfield).

For ages 16 and older – Free

Pre-register by calling 800-859-2960


October 19
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Northfield Mountain Recreation & Environmental Center
99 Millers Falls Road, RT 63
Northfield, MA 01360
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(800) 859-2960