Trunks, Bark & Buds ... Oh My!

Trees in winter have so much to tell us! In this Nature circle, we will explore our local tree communities to learn about tree behavior and interaction with one another, as well as their ecological role and importance. We will share keys to identify our trees when the leaves are out of the way, putting into focus shape, needles, buds, and bark. We’ll also record a few of the species that we see, supplying info to our Earthwise Aware Climate citizen science study. Meeting point: At the registration desk of 42 Brattle Street.



Start Date

March 21, 2020









Saturday, 12:30-2:15pm. Mar. 21

Meeting point: At the registration desk of 42 Brattle Street.

Instructors: Earthwise Aware


Earthwise Aware

Claire O’Neill is a conservationist, and the founder of Earthwise Aware, a global nature conservation nonprofit. Earthwise Aware (EwA) is determined to bring ecological knowledge, ethics & leadership in the daily life of people, and to the core of communities, organizations, and societies. Locally, EwA also connects people directly with Nature via experiential learning & conservation citizen science in our parks and reservations. Claire has traveled to over 40 countries across 5 continents –often in most remote wilderness areas. She has witnessed the human relationship to nature and its impact. Claire strongly believes that individually and together we can be ethically & ecologically engaged. Ethical Nature conservation is not circumstantial; it is a mindset that you acquire. Once on that path, a great many rewards for us become obvious, satisfaction out of practicing good ethics is almost addictive. Her favorite words: “Earthwise Aware —Because I Care!”