Somerville Garden Club

October 13, 2021 Virtual Meeting – The Growth of Trees; A Journey Through Time

No single view of a tree is a fixed snapshot in time that tells the complete story. Join Michael Wojtech, freelance naturalist, writer, photographer, illustrator and educator, and discover how trees grow, reproduce, and interact with their environment across days, weeks, seasons, years and over varying scales—from the intricate details of buds, flowers, and leaves that we use for species identification to the collaborative roles of trees in ecosystems. Learn more about the function and experience the beauty of overwintering buds, lobed or toothed leaves, flowers by the thousands, seeds that fly on the wind, and more.

Michael Wojtech is a freelance naturalist, writer, photographer, illustrator and educator.  He strives to share the science and beauty of natural history in an accessible and compelling fashion through presentations, participatory activities, and outdoor exploration. He writes and teaches about the structure, growth processes, and ecology of trees—including their bark, buds, leaves, roots, and wood—for audiences at all levels of experience, and explores how knowing the natural history of the places we live and love fosters connection and the feeling of home. Michael earned his masters degree in Conservation Biology from Antioch University New England in Keene, NH. He is the author of Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast and co-author of Drawing Leaves and Trees: Observing and Sketching the Natural World.

All Somerville Garden Club meetings are free and open to the public. 7-9pm. If you are interested in attending our virtual meeting, but have not received the meeting link via email, or are not a SGC member, you can email for the link.

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