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Trees and Nature

Natural history

Explore the natural world of Northern Illinois in the fall session of Field Ecology at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Wednesdays, October 8-15, 7:00-9:00 p.m. and 2 Saturdays, October 11-18, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m..
Discover the insects that bring the air to life in the summer at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 28; 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Become acquainted with the host of birds that nest and breed in our region. Four Saturdays, June 8 through 29, 2019, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Are fairies hidden in the forest? Discover woodland plants and animals. Create your own fairy and, as a group, build a fairy village at The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday June 5 through 9, June 19 through 23, or July 31 through August 4, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Explore freshwater ecosystems and consider the various living, climatic, and geological factors that create and maintain our water systems at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting May 14. One section.
Discover the edible plants growing wild all around you at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 3, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Explore the bright blooms and lemon-yellow flowers of the witch hazel collection in early spring at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, March 18, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Learn the life cycles, signs and symptoms, and methods of control for the most common insects in our landscapes at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting May 5. One section.
Learn the basics of forest ecology and the options available to us for managing forests for natural values at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 16, 9 a.m.–Noon
Discover how the glacial geology of the region sets the stage for the plant diversity found in this area with The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, November 3, 10:00 a.m.–4 p.m.

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