U of I Extension to host Naked Tree Walk at Burpee Jan. 25

From U of I Extension

Raise a few eyebrows and join University of Illinois Extension at a Naked Tree Walk Jan. 25.

U of I Extension Horticulture Educator Candice Miller will lead participants on a (fully clothed) guided hike designed to teach participants how to identify local trees in winter when they’re “naked.”

Offered in conjunction with Burpee Museum of Natural History, the Naked Tree Walk will be at 1 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 25, at Burpee Museum, 737 N. Main St., Rockford.

Trees can be quite difficult to identify in the winter,” Miller said, “but by looking at a few key characteristics — like bark and buds — winter tree identification can be a fun and challenging task.”

The walk is scheduled one hour before Burpee Museum’s monthly Mahlburg Scholar Lecture at 2 p.m. Hot beverages will be served in between the two events, and participants are invited to stay for the lecture $5.

The Naked Tree Walk is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is requested to have sufficient handouts and refreshments. To register, visit http://web.extension.illinois.edu/jsw or call (815) 986-4357. Dress appropriately for the weather.

From the Jan. 14-20, 2015, issue

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