Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Online Resources for Winter Twig ID

Woody Plants in Winter online FREE!

Winter Botany available online in PDF for free

Portrait of Earth by Josh Sayers
-          Excellent high resolution pictures
-          Extensive list of species from Southern Ontario

Flora by Max.
Good pictures of common species

Tree ID app for phone or tablet

Winter Twig ID
-          Narrows it down to a few options

-          Has photo profiles of each species including bud shots

Monday, February 2, 2015

Winter Twig Workshop

The FBO is holding a winter twig workshop on February 22nd, at the University of Guelph Arboretum, at the J.C. Taylor Nature Centre.  Brian Lacey will be the instructor.  It will include a "laboratory" component for the morning, where we will learn the characters that help identify trees in non-leafy conditions such as bud scars, bud scales and bark.  In the afternoon we will head out to the arboretum to put these skills into practice.

Please send an email to fbo.trips@gmail.com if you are interested.