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Trees and Nature

Natural history

Join prairie steward and writer Cindy Crosby as we explore the history of prairie, prairie ethnobotany, and the future of tallgrass in a changing world through this two-part evening class at The Morton Arboretum. Two Thursdays, May 16 and 23, 2019, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Are trees the superhero we need in the fight against climate change? Can trees make our communities better places to live? Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Christy Rollinson, forest ecologist at The Morton Arboretum will give us an insider’s look at what trees are up to in spring. (THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED) Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Find out how you can tap into solar energy at home, even if you have large shade trees at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, April 11, 2019, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Learn to identify the sedges, a diverse and ecologically important group of plants at The Morton Arboretum. (SOLD OUT) Two days: Thursday, May 30 and Friday, May 31, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Explore the wonders of the spring woodland in this team-taught class at The Morton Arboretum. PLEASE NOTE: Saturday, April 20, is canceled. Please register for Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Visit one of the largest remnant prairies in Illinois and an Audubon-designated “Important Bird Area” for a late spring bird walk. RESCHEDULED to Saturday, June 8, 8:00 a.m. to noon.
Learn how to identify Illinois' spring resident and migratory birds by sight and call and meet other birders at The Morton Arboretum. Five Saturdays, April 27 through June 1 (no class on May 18), 2019, 8:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Give kids the freedom and space to explore nature and indulge in free play with inspirational ideas from author and unconventional landscape designer Amanda Thomsen at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, April 4, 2019, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
What exactly is wilderness? In America, it's been a threatening frontier to be conquered; a place where timber and minerals lay ready for extraction; a refuge for wildlife; a home for indigenous people; a retreat for city folks to retreat from the hustle and bustle of civilization; and a "untrammeled, unspoiled cathedral" which inspires art, poetry, and transcendent thought. Two Thursdays, February 21 and 28, 2019, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

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