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Buds, Twigs and Trees – Tree Identification in Winter

Posted Jan. 28, 2013, at 4:07 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 28, 2013, at 4:50 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 1 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, Gate 1 - Hudson Road, Old Town, ME

For more information: Gudrun Keszöcze; 207-944-9259; hirundomaine.org

Spend Sunday afternoon with Steve Sader, Professor of Forest Resources at University of Maine, learning how to identify deciduous trees and shrubs in winter. Hand lenses and magnifying glasses will be helpful. Bring snowshoes if necessary or reserve a pair at Hirundo.

Reservations requested by Saturday, February 23 call 944-9259. Suggested donations are $5 for adults, school-aged children are free.

Directions – FROM THE SOUTH: Take the I-95 N., use ME-43 exit 197 to Old Town/Hudson. Turn left onto Rt. 43 (Hudson Rd). Go west 5.2 mi and look for the large red signs on your right, Gate 1 (north side of Rt. 43). Enter and follow gravel road 0.5 mile to the Pine Tree Parking area. Meet at the Parker Reed Shelter, which is 100 meters further up the road, along the shore of Lac D’Or.

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