Monday, November 1, 2010

Calendar: Trees (November 6-7)

Greetings from Connecticut, where this cold snap is five degrees colder than in DC. (The fall leaves sure made for a pretty train ride, though.) We can complain about the cold, but don't let the sudden change of weather keep you back: there's lots to do outside!

I'm looking forward to being back in town in time for the walk Matt's leading on Saturday. Come out with us to our favorite stretch of the canal and we'll check on several fruit-bearing trees, including persimmons, black haw, and hackberry. (Register here.)

Also on Saturday, the Anacostia Watershed Society is holding a tree planting event in Hyattsville, the Maryland Native Plant Society is leading a tree anatomy walk at Wheaton Regional Park, and there's a walk to look for the biggest trees at Brookside Nature Center.

Look for details on these and many other options on our calendar.


Raccoon
Racoon in a persimmon tree by Michael Hodge