Instructor: Michael Wojtech

Michael Wojtech
As a naturalist, writer, photographer, illustrator and educator, Michael hopes to share the science and beauty of natural history and inspire a sense of wonder and awe. He writes and teaches about the identifying characteristics, growth processes, and ecology of trees-including their bark, buds, leaves, roots, and wood-for audiences at all levels of experience, and explores how getting to know the places we live and love fosters connection and the feeling of home.

Michael earned his masters degree in Conservation Biology from Antioch University New England. He is the author of Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast and co-author of Drawing Leaves and Trees: Observing and Sketching the Natural World.

Classes by this instructor


Why do some species have smooth bark, while on others it is thick and broken? Why does bark peel? The traits typically used to describe trees—leaves, twigs, and buds—are often hard to see or seasonally absent. Bark, on the other more...
243BOT426BL 03/06 We 7:00pm-8:00pm Wojtech
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