Nature Workshop: Identifying Trees and Shrubs in the Sanctuary

Location: Entrance sign to the Frank Stanley Beveridge Wildlife Sanctuary (across from the Recreation Field)

Many of the common trees and shrubs of southern New England can be easily seen along the trails in the Sanctuary along the Little River. We will focus on a dozen or so of these woody plants learning how to recognize them and distinguish them from similar species. Some late season wildflowers will also be seen.

Dave Lovejoy is a professor of Biology at Westfield State University and is the Treasurer of the Springfield Naturalists’ Club. He is the Author of “The Vascular Flora of Springfield, Massachusetts” which was published in 2008 by the Springfield Science Museum.

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