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Join us for the Winter Tree ID Hike II

Winter Tree ID Hike II
Amy Weingartner Branigin Peninsula Preserve
Thursday, Feb 29th, 2-4 pm

Back by popular demand for those who missed the previous event, we are excited to offer a second opportunity to participate in this guided hike with Indiana forester duo Amy and Edward Oehlman. Amy is a Forester for the National Wild Turkey Federation for South-Central Indiana and Ed is the Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Educator at Purdue Extension for Monroe County. During this hike Amy and Ed will provide tips to identify trees in winter, discuss forest health and ecology, and explain the dynamic roles of trees in the environment.

This hike is free for Sycamore members and their guest(s). If you're already a Sycamore Land Trust member, thank you! If you are not a member, you may make the suggested donation of $5 or $10 per family (or group of 2 or more) via cash or check at the start of the hike. Or become a member and your hike is free!

Tips to prepare

  • Dress appropriately for being outdoors based on the forecast; layering is recommended
  • Hiking boots or other closed toe footwear with good traction are recommended for secure footing
  • There are several uphill and downhill sections of the trail such that a walking stick or trekking poles might be useful
  • Bring your own binoculars and other tools for observation for a closer investigation; there will also be quality optics available to borrow at the start of the event
  • Bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated; water for refill will be available upon request
  • Be sure to keep in mind that there are no restrooms at our preserves
  • Please note that parking space is limited, with only seven spots and one accessible spot
  • Due to limited parking at the preserve, a representative from Sycamore Land Trust will be on hand to direct attendees to overflow parking as needed


Including you. If you will be traveling in more than one vehicle, please submit a separate registration for each vehicle.

Please list the first and last names of anyone ateending with you in the same vehicle. If any are children, please include their age so our event leaders can prepare.
As the adult participant and/or parent/guardian of the minor participant(s) indicated, a liability waiver and photo release will be required to be signed in person at the start of the event.