Trees and Ecology

Natural history

Learn the essentials of woodland ecology and the woodland management techniques necessary to maintain threatened woodland ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 (open for registration). Online component begins: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 (registration opens November 20, 2019).
Feel the burn as you workout with the Midewin Hotshots, a wildland fire-fighting crew. Can you hang with the hotshots? (CANCELED) Saturday, October 14, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Join writer and naturalist Cindy Crosby to hear stories of how wildflowers have changed human history: through literature, art, medicine, as love charms, and more at The Morton Arboretum! Saturday, December 2, 2017, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Opt outside this Black Friday with a peaceful hike along the Arboretum’s quietest trails. Friday, November 23, 2018, 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
What does it take to fight wildfires? Get a boots-on-the-ground perspective from Midewin hotshots at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 14, 2017, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Gain the ultimate wilderness survival skill--starting a fire with nothing but the materials around you at The Morton Arboretum. (CANCELED) Saturday, October 14, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Whether you need tree ID skills for professional purposes or for personal enjoyment, this workshop will build your skills so you can use it confidently to identify unknown trees on your own at The Morton Arboretum. (CANCELED) Sunday, October 8, 2017, noon to 4:00 p.m.
Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, September 16, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Search the woods, fields, and edges of the Arboretum for birds. The third Saturday of each month, November 17, 2018 through March 16, 2019, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Hike, listen to stories, and play games in this interactive sensory based program at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, August 9, Thursday, August 10, or Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

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