A DAY in the WOODS will wrap up the 2017 season with two opportunities on Friday, November 17th:
IDENTIFYING TREES IN WINTER
Fall is in the air, and many of the trees in Southeastern Ohio have already shed their leaves. This makes tree identification more difficult, but there are still many clues that you can use to identify trees in their leafless state. “Identifying Trees in Winter” will provide you with the knowledge to differentiate among the variety of trees on your property in the coming winter months. This program will take place from 9 am to 3:30 pm and will include lunch. Participants in this program will:
- Develop an eye for bark and tree shape to aid in winter tree identification
- Learn to use bud and twig characteristics to identify trees
- Become familiar with tree fruits like acorns and other clues that can be found on the ground
- Spend the afternoon in the woods exploring the wide variety of trees that can be found at the Vinton Furnace State Forest
The forest at night can be quite a different world, and the Vinton provides a great viewing opportunity for the stars. The program begins with an evening meal at 5:30 PM. The program will conclude at 9:30 PM. Program attendees will have the opportunity to:
- View the magnificent night sky with minimal light pollution (weather permitting)
- Learn about stars, planets, and constellations with members of the Columbus Astronomical Society
- Experience the fall forest at night
There will be a registration fee of $10 for each program. To register for “Identifying Trees in Winter”, “Night Skies” or both, please RSVP by calling OSU Extension Vinton County at 740-596-5212, or email Dave Apsley at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 13th. If you are attending both programs you are welcome to hang around and explore the forest while you wait for the evening program. If you are attending the “Night Skies” program and you have a headlamp with red light, please bring it along.
“A DAY in the WOODS” and the “2nd Friday Series” programs run from May through November and are sponsored by the Education and Demonstration Subcommittee of the Vinton Furnace State Forest with support from Ohio State University Extension, ODNR-Divisions of Forestry and Wildlife, U.S. Forest Service, Vinton County Soil and Water Conservation District, National Wild Turkey Federation, Glatfelter, Ohio Tree Farm Committee, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Hocking College, Ohio Bird Conservation initiative and Ohio’s SFI Implementation Committee.
2017 Brochure: DAY in the WOODS -2-27 Final dka-20vq9o6
Map and Directions: Directions – Experimental Forest