In late winter and early spring, long before wildflowers bloom and leaves come out, many of our native and street trees bloom. Silver Maple, American Elm, Pussy Willow, and Cottonwood, among others, bring bright color and a sense of impending spring to the sanctuary and Worcester streets and open spaces. We will learn to identify trees on walks around the sanctuary and a field trip or two by van or car pool in Worcester.
NOTE: PARTICIPANTS MUST BE ABLE TO
WALK OVER IRREGULAR SURFACES.
GROUP LEADER: Joseph Choiniere has worked for Mass Audubon for many years and taught hundreds of natural history classes and workshops in all aspects of nature study, especially plants and fungi. He has been an instructor for lifelong learning at Fitchburg State University where he offered workshops on nature study.
Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)Assumption University, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609