The Grand Island Nature Alliance will hold a tree ID walk will at the Margery Gallogly Nature Sanctuary, 2950 Whitehaven Rd., Grand Island.
Erik Danielson, naturalist and stewardship coordinator at the WNY Land Conservancy, will lead the walk.
The Margery Gallogly Nature Sanctuary is one of the largest undeveloped, privately-owned properties on Grand Island. The forest’s landscape was carved by the last glaciers and massive prehistoric floods, leaving behind vast wooded wetlands reminiscent of cypress forests in the bayous of the Southeast. In fact, the combination of oaks and hickories is more typical of forests further south of New York State, and represents what may be a newly described plant community.