February 29

Winter Twig Identification

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Wild and Immersive is hosting two sessions of Winter Twig Identification, one online and another at the UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest in Maple Ridge.

Winter is a great season to build your plant identification skills and hone your observational abilities. Join the online lecture and learn the basics of winter plant identification, including key traits and terms. Expand your identification skills in the second session, an outdoor walk around the research forest, where we will stop and observe the interesting features of various shrubs and trees.


  • February 29, 2024, online;
  • March 2, 2024, Maple Ridge.


  • February 29, 7-8:00 PM;
  • March 2, 10-11:30 AM.


  • February 29, $25.
  • March 2, $40.

Presenter: Julia Alards-Tomalin, M.Ed.

Alards-Tomalin is an instructor at BCIT, where she studied forestry and ecological restoration. Alards-Tomalin recently completed a Master of Education at SFU. Her background is diverse, including horticulture, arboriculture, invasive species management, and ecological restoration, but is united by a common theme of plants. Starting in 2019, Julia began to work with her students to create an Open Education textbook focusing on the winter identification of plants entitled Buds, Branches and Bark: A Guide to Winter ID in the Pacific Northwest. Buds, Branches and Bark is free to download, and the 2nd edition is currently available on the BCIT website.

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