'Summer Tree Identification' Class Offered June 28

‘Summer Tree Identification’ Class Offered June 28

Expand your ecology knowledge with a class on “Summer Tree Identification,” part of the Learn from the Experts program series from the Forest Preserve District of Kane County, Geneva Park District and St. Charles Park District.

“Summer Tree Identification” is from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, at Rutland Forest Preserve in Hampshire. The FP District’s resident expert will be Forest Preserve District Nature Programs Manager Valerie Blaine. Rutland Forest Preserve is located at 41W230 Big Timber Road, Hampshire.

During “Summer Tree Identification,” participants will look at the whole tree in its environment, and observe not only leaves but bark, branches, leaf, scars, buds, form, habit and habitat. Participants should bring a hands lens, if possible.

Registration is $10 per person. Advance registration is required. For more information or to register, call 630-444-3190 or e-mail programs@kaneforest.com.

Learn from the Experts programs are for ages 18 or older. These programs offer in-depth information and learning opportunities about local ecology. For more information on upcoming programs in the series, visit www.kaneforest.com.

SOURCE: Kane County Forest Preserve District news release