This week I’ve been helping the 18th Hebden Bridge Cub Scouts with tree identification. We took a walk around Nutclough Woods, in Hebden Bridge, and looked at some of the common species found there. It’s been encouraging to see young children so enthusiastic about out local wildlife, and I was surprised by how quickly they learned! Now that they’ve grasped summer tree identification, hopefully we can visit the woods again in winter and practice some difficult winter twig identification.
Our very talented graduate ecologist, Amy Reddick drew up these tree identification sheets of common tree species found in the Calder Valley. Please feel free to print them out and use them to help your own youngsters identify common species (definitely useful for adults too!).