Trees and Ecology

Natural history

Learn to make wood sing in this build-your-own musical instrument class at The Morton Arboretum. (Sold Out) Saturday, March 11, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Join an Arboretum expert for a cup of hot cocoa and a winter stroll through the conifer collection. Saturday, February 10, 10:00 a.m. to noon or 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., or Saturday, February 17, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region at The Morton Arboretum. This class will be offered again in Summer 2019. Registration will open Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
Strap on your running shoes for an informative running tour of the Arboretum. Saturday, March 24, 2018, 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Learn the essentials of wetland ecology and the vital management techniques necessary to maintain threatened wetland ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. This class will be offered again in June-August 2019. Registration will open Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
Learn principles and practices for managing critical habitats at The Morton Arboretum. This class will be offered again in April-May 2019. Registration will open Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
Learn the names and ecology of the wildflowers, sedges, rushes, and other plants that inhabit wetlands at The Morton Arboretum. This class will be offered again in July 2019. Registration will open April 2019.
Enjoy autumn’s amazing birding as you learn to identify the migratory birds filling the air at The Morton Arboretum. (SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 HAS MOVED TO SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29) Four Sundays, September 9 through 30, 2018, 8:00 to 12:30 p.m.
Learn to identify the grasses that add beauty and interest to the summer and fall landscape at The Morton Arboretum. Two days: Thursday, September 13, and Friday, September 14, 2018, 9:00 a.m.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. (SOLD OUT) Saturday, September 15, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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