Sunday, October 8th | 10:00AM-11:15AM | Tree Identification and Forest Ecology at Washington Grove

This rare remnant of old-growth forest tucked into Cobbs Hill Park is aglow with autumnal color in October! In addition to enjoying the seasonal show together, you will leave this class able to both identify our local forests’ major native tree species from leaves and bark, and to interpret the silent ecological stories told in trees, wherever your next hike takes you.

Please note: This field trip will entail walking about three-quarters of a mile on an earth trail that is moderately inclined and potentially muddy in a few areas, and you should expect to be on your feet for the duration of the class – please choose your footwear accordingly. You are also encouraged to bring your own personal water bottle to stay hydrated. If you experience seasonal or general environment allergies, please consider preventative preparation ahead of class time. At the conclusion of class, the student and instructor will walk together back to the meeting place where class begins (see below for details).

This class is appropriate for all ages, although anyone under the age of 18 should be accompanied by an adult.

This class will begin at the entrance to Washington Grove at the west end of Nunda Blvd (in front of 8 Nunda Blvd). Please follow this link for directions. A limited amount of parking is available at the entrance, but ample parking within walking distance is available on the street farther east along Nunda Blvd and on other residential side streets as posted.

If you would like to request a sign language interpreter or will be attending class with an aide, please fill out our contact form. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (vision access, etc).

About the teacher:
Tyler Lucero has connected people to our natural and human heritage as an interpreter at the Genesee Country Village & Museum, a science teacher in the Rochester City School District, a naturalist at West Irondequoit's Helmer Nature Center, and an interpretive ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park. He studied geology and history at Brown University, and has traveled widely to wild and historic places across the United States, but loves the people, landscape, and history of his native Western New York best.

For details on our COVID-19 policies, class cancellation policy, parking, and more please visit our FAQs.