"Bark: Get to Know Your Trees" @ Mashpee Town Hall
When: Tue Mar 12th
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Where: Mashpee Town Hall | 16 Great Neck Road North | Mashpee
By Michael Wojtech, Naturalist and Freelance Writer
The traits typically used to describe trees—leaves, twigs, and buds—are often hard to see or seasonally absent. Join Michael for an exploration of bark, which is always visible, in any season. Through a slide show presentation and hands-on activities you will learn about a system for distinguishing species by their bark, and discover a wide variety of functional bark charac-teristics. Why do some species have smooth bark, while on others it is thick and broken? Why does bark peel? Open to curious naturalists at all levels of experience.
Michael Wojtech is a freelance writer, educator, photographer and illustrator. He earned his Master’s Degree in Conservation Biology from An-tioch University New England in 2006, where he edited the journal Whole Terrain. His main focus is trees, but he encounters many other aspects of natural history that he can’t help but dive into. He lives with his family, tucked into the woods of western Massachusetts.