Saturday, February 25 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Windham Regional Woodlands Association presents a winter tree identification walk on Ballou Mountain in Halifax, Vermont, led by County Forester Bill Guenther. Ballou Mountain has an interesting diversity of hardwood and coniferous trees. The walk will begin at 10:00 a.m., followed by a potluck lunch around noon. Bring your snowshoes. For those who may not be up for snowshoeing, you are welcome to come inside to sip hot cider and talk about trees while the others are on the walk.
Please email LindaALyon@gmail.com or call (802-368-2211) by 19 February if you plan to attend and for directions. Parking is very limited, so it will be necessary for people to carpool in four- or all-wheel drive vehicles to get up the steep driveway. When you contact Linda, please let her know how many people you will be coming with; whether you have a suitable vehicle for the driveway and, if so, if you are willing to provide rides; what town you will be coming from, whether you plan to stay for the potluck, and your contact information. Given that we hope for deep snow and we will be on a hill, the activity level is moderate. But we will stop often to look at trees, so it will not at all feel like a forced march. If you have never snow-shoed, don’t let that discourage you. If you can walk, you can snowshoe. If you prefer to use poles, please bring them. This is a family-friendly event, and friendly dogs are also welcome.