Merryspring Nature Center will host a summer tree identification walk as part of its Free Family Fridays series on Friday, Aug. 6 at 10 a.m.

Tree identification can seem daunting to newcomers. Thankfully, there are a few tips and tricks that anybody can understand to better identify Maine’s trees and shrubs. This walk for all ages will introduce beginners to identifying common backyard trees by both their leaves and bark.

In the event of heavy rain this program will be canceled. Free Family Fridays will take place weekly at Merryspring on Fridays at 10 am between July 2 and Aug. 20. Preregistration is necessary for this event, with limited space available. Guests may sign up by contacting Merryspring at 236-2239 or Admission is free to all. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Merryspring is located at the end of Conway Road, just off Route 1 in Camden behind Hannaford Shopping Plaza. For more information, contact or call 236-2239.