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Trees and Nature

Natural history

Enjoy a margarita and chips and salsa while learning about the monarch butterflies’ amazing migration between Mexico and North America at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Explore the ever-changing colorful flowers and swaying grasses of the Arboretum’s prairies, woodlands and wetlands alongside an expert. Saturday, June 18, 2016, or Friday, July 8, 2016, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Enjoy a stroll along tree-lined trails with an Arboretum expert.Thursday, July 7, 2016, 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. or Saturday, August 27, 2016, 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Gain a new perspective on familiar settings with the chance to see what happens in the Arboretum at night when no one is around. NEW DATE: Thursday, April 4, 2019, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
How do animals decide that it is time to migrate? How do they prepare for their perilous journeys? Explore the Arboretum at night as we search for answers to questions about migration. Two Tuesdays, September 17 and 24, 2019, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The Chicago Region Trees Initiative has developed a full day, hands on training event for non-forestry professionals who work with trees. Basic Urban Forestry Workshop: Tuesday April 9, 2019 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and/or Basic Chainsaw Workshop: Wednesday, April 10, 3019, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Wander through the ever-changing array of blooms in our woodlands and prairie to learn how to identify wildflowers such as trillium, mayapple, and dog-tooth violet and hear about their folklore at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, April 18, Friday, April 26, or Saturday, May 4, 2019, 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Learn the names and ecology of the wildflowers that cover the woodland floor in spring at The Morton Arboretum. Registration will open February 19, 2019, for April classes.
Discover the principles and practice of ecosystem restoration at The Morton Arboretum. Registration opens May 21, 2019. Thursday, July 11, 2019, 12:00 p.m.: Online materials become available. Saturday July 20, and Saturday, July 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Learn spring methods for propagating your favorite native plants at The Morton Arboretum.Sunday, March 10, 2019, 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. This class will be offered again in Winter 2020.

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