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Great Hollow Nature Preserve Teaches Tree Identification and Photo Skills

At Great Hollow Nature Preserve  in New Fairfield, people of all ages are invited to learn something new about nature—whether through a tree identification workshop or joining their nature photography club.

Identifying trees by their leaves can be easy, but how do you tell one species from another during the six months that trees in the Northeast have no leaves? On February 13, from 10 to 11:30am, Naturalist John Foley will teach some basic skills for identifying trees and shrubs during the winter by looking at subtle details in their bark and branch structure.

There will also be a discussion of invasive species and the many emerging diseases that trees in our region now face. The group will be hiking some of Great Hollow’s trails, so appropriate footwear and attire are a must. Attendance is limited to only 12 people to allow for social distancing, and advanced registration is required. The workshop is free for members, with a suggested donation of $5 for non-members.

The Great Hollow Photographers Club (GHPC) was formed by members of the local community who have a shared interest in nature photography. The goals of the club are to use photography to support the educational and conservation missions of Great Hollow Nature Preserve, improve the photographic skills of members through the sharing of knowledge and experience, and to provide a forum for members to engage in their hobby. 

The GHPC is open to all ages and skill levels, and both video and still photography. The GHPC regularly leads workshops and other events for the public, so keep an eye on the Great Hollow events calendar for these fun opportunities to learn about and engage in the art of nature photography.

For more information, call 203-546-7789, email [email protected] or visit GreatHollow.org. Location: Great Hollow Nature Preserve, 225 CT-37, New Fairfield.

Great Hollow Nature Preserve - 225 CT37 New Fairfield CT

Great Hollow Nature Preserve - 225 CT37, New Fairfield, CT

At Great Hollow Nature Preserve, in New Fairfield, people of all ages are invited to learn something new about nature—whether through a tree identification workshop or joining their natur... Read More » 

 

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