Winter Tree ID Program Slated

ORLAND — The public is invited to join Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust forester Jake Maier for a wild winter tree identification program on Saturday, March 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands.

Participants will learn to identify 10 to 15 native Maine trees in wintertime by their buds, bark, needles and other characteristics.

Among the questions that will be answered are: “What do trees do without their leaves, and why do evergreen trees keep their needles all year?” “Can trees catch a cold in winter?” and “Why has the incredible efficiency of the latest evolutionary model of tree nearly caused its extinction?”

All ages are welcome.

Pre-registration is not necessary.

Participants should plan to meet at the Wildlands South Gate on Route 1, just south of the Route 176 intersection.

For more information, call Jake at 944-0032.

Mary Kate Murray teaches Anusara, a form of yoga founded by Iyengar practitioner John Friend in 1997, at noon on Thursdays at The Maine Grind in Ellsworth.

Instructor Lyn Gatz, who specializes in Vinyasa Flow/Yin Yoga, teaches a class at Mount Desert Island High School.

Nicole Ouellette

Nicole Ouellette

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