Winter Botany 101

By Joe Alvarez of the Delaware-Bay Chapter

Originally presented on January 27, 2021.

Winter is a fantastic time to study woody plants. When the camouflage of leaves disappears the true silhouette of a plant is revealed. If you enjoy winter hikes and wondered what you see along the way, then join us for the basics of winter botany. Through examination of some simple keys and field guides you can learn to appreciate and identify the bark, buds, shape, and habitat characteristics of many of the local trees and woody plant species.