Bark: Get to Know Your Trees
Sunday, October 22nd
1:00pm – 4:00pm
A Special 20th Anniversary Workshop
FLPG Member:  $15
Non-Member:  $25*
*includes FLPG membership

ISA CEUs Available:  3.00

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. As you hone your perceptive abilities you will learn about a system for identifying tree species by their bark, and discover why such a variety of bark characteristics exist. Why do some species have smooth bark, while on others it is thick and broken? Why does bark peel

Michael will be available to sign copies of his books, Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast and Drawing Trees and Leaves: Observing and Sketching the Natural World. For more information visit:

As a freelance naturalist, writer, photographer, illustrator and educator Michael strives to share the science and beauty of natural history in an accessible and compelling fashion. He writes and teaches about the fascinating structure, function, and ecology of trees—including their bark, buds, leaves, roots, and wood—for audiences at all levels of experience, and explores how knowing the natural history of the places we live and love fosters connection and the feeling of home.

The Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center is located at 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton – just north of Scuttle Hole Road (look for the Open flag and follow the driveway to the end).  Refreshments will be served.  For more information contact Jean Dodds, 631-599-2391 or

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Sundays at Two Events continue monthly:
August 20:  Sean O’Neill, Peconic Baykeeper
September 10:  Intro to Geocaching with Dai Dayton & Jean Dodds|
October 15:  Box Turtle Survey Results with Lisa Prowant
October 22: Bark: Get to Know Your Trees, a special 20th anniversary workshop w/ Michael Wojtech *NOTE:  this special workshop will be held on Saturday at 1:00pm and has a small fee $15 members, $25 non-members.
November 19:  Tracking with Callie Velmachos