The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) and Beth Israel Congregation invite kids, adults, and families to a Tree Appreciation Walk at Thorne Head Preserve in recognition of the “New Year of the Trees”, a Jewish ecological holiday named Tu Bishvat celebrating the importance of trees and environmental stewardship. On Sunday, January 20 join KELT’s Stewardship Coordinator for a walking exploration and appreciation of trees – how they grow, what species we have in Maine, and the many ways in which trees benefit our lives. This family-friendly walk starts at 1:00 pm and is expected to run about an hour and a half. If conditions are icy, participants might be asked to bring traction spikes, ice cleats, or similar.
Cheri Brunault will lead participants through the forest, stopping to admire and learn about the different species and ages of trees on the property. Cheri will share information about the history of trees in Maine, neat facts about tree biology and communication, how trees support woodland animals, and focus on admiration for the strength, resilience, and beauty of our arboreal neighbors.
Please register for this walk with KELT at 207-442-8400 or online at www.kennebecestuary.org/upcoming-events/tree-appreciation-walk. Space is limited. Suggested donation of $5. In case of severe weather, the walk will be rescheduled and registrants will be notified. To reach Thorne Head Preserve from Route 1, exit onto High St in Bath, and take High St. north to the end of the road, where the preserve parking lot is located.