Today's new moon marks the start of my first moon challenge of 2017. Between now and the next new moon, I'll photograph and sketch the twigs of at least 15 tree species. (Last year, I did a similar Shrub Twig Moon.)
I'll consult a variety of resources to verify my twig identifications, including The Tree Identification Book (1958) by George W. Symonds, Peterson Field Guide to Eastern Trees (1988) by George Petrides, and The Sibley Guide to Trees (2009) by David Allen Sibley. For up-to-date scientific names and preferred common names, I'll consult Go Botany.
Photo caption: Do you recognize this winter twig? Click here to check your guess.