Twigs and more with Shirley Cole

Twigs and more with Shirley Cole
by Heidi Rohard, 20 February 2014.

Shirley Cole led a group of seven on a nature walk along some Squirrel Crossing trails.

She pointed out to us various twigs, such as huckleberry, hardhack, salmonberry and pacific crabapple.  We learned the difference between a yew and a hemlock and can now identify bunchberry, oregon grape and salal.

This walk was very enjoyable (not too cold) and we appreciate Shirley’s knowledge and enthusiasm.

A follow-up trip is planned for April to revisit the trails and see these shrubs and trees in spring foliage.  This trip was a repeat of one held some years ago and some of the people who went then have expressed interest in the April version.