Learn to identify trees in winter at Land Conservancy workshop
The Land Conservancy of McHenry County is hosting a winter tree identification class on Sunday, Jan. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Hennen Conservation Area, 4622 Dean St. in Woodstock.
The class fee is $10.
Participants can register at www.ConserveMC.org or by calling (815) 337-9502.
Without leaves, it can be difficult to identify trees in winter.
TLC's restoration ecologist, Melissa Grycan, will teach participants how to identify trees based on their twigs and bark.
Part of the class will be indoors and part of the class will be outdoors. Participants are encouraged to wear clothes and boots that are appropriate for the weather.
The Land Conservancy of McHenry County is a member-based private nonprofit dedicated to preserving natural, scenic and agricultural land.
McHenry County's landscape is richly diversified. Its features range from glacial remnants such as kames, moraines, and outwash plains, to the more recent woodlands, prairies, stream corridors, bogs and fens.
Since 1991, The Land Conservancy has helped protect more than 2,500 acres of McHenry County's prairies, wetlands and woodlands by working with private landowners, communities and other partners.
They do this by accepting donated conservation easements and direct acquisition of property (through purchase or donation).