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Winter Twig Identification

  • Viles Auboretum 153 Hospital Street Augusta, Maine 04330 USA (map)

When and Where:
Thursday January 28, 2016, at Viles Arboretum in Augusta, Maine

$25 members, $35 non-members
Register online at:
CEUs – 5 hours of contact time, certificate of attendance will be provided

9-10: Lecture and presentation on winter twigs and aids to identification
10-12: Guided keying of specimens
12-1: Lunch
1-3: Outdoor identification exercise

Please pack your own lunch, and come prepared to spend the
afternoon outside in January!


Matt Arsenault is an ecologist with Stantec where has specialized in rare, threatened, and endangered species surveys and habitat assessments for over 10 years. Prior to Stantec, Matt graduated from the University of Maine in 2003 with a B.S. in Botany. His passion is plant conservation and ecology where he strives to bring appreciation and understanding of the cryptic and obscure plants to the masses. Matt is also an avid rock climber and travels the country in search of vertical rock.

Eric Doucette is a seasoned botanist with Stantec and has B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in botany, both from the University of Maine. Eric is interested in vascular plant systematics, bryophytes, and macrolichens. Eric is currently serving as the president of the Josselyn Botanical Society and enjoys sharing his passion for botany and teaching others about the flora of Maine.

Earlier Event: November 13
Maine TWS and Maine BWG