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Trees and Nature

Natural history

Explore the world of plants by learning how leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, and roots relate to water, light, nutrients, and reproduction at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Tuesdays, January 13-February 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
The collection dates back from the 1920’s and includes many cultivars. Management and cultivation of crabapple species is a central focus of the east side collection. Join us and learn more about our vibrant cultivars at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, October 14, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Explore the meaning of the word “wilderness” in literature and in our use today at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, December 6, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Snow flurries won't stop the mystery coach. Registrants please gather at the Thornhill Shelter (parking lot 21). Please dress for the weather. Discover nature at night as you ride the tram at The Morton Arboretum this Halloween. Friday, October 31, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Explore the world of plants by learning how leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, and roots relate to water, light, nutrients, and reproduction at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Tuesdays, October 14-November 18, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
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.

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