Trees and Nature

Natural history

The 4th Landscape Below Ground Conference, presented by The Morton Arboretum and the International Society of Arboriculture on October 15-17, 2018, features the latest research on tree planting and care from the ground down.
Join us for a hike and whiskey tasting at The Morton Arboretum. (SOLD OUT) Saturday, September 22, 2018, noon to 1:30 p.m., 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., or 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Join botanist Chris Benda for a guided tour of the fens of Illinois. Thursday, August 9, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy a summery bourbon cocktail and get buzzed about bees with entomologist and author May Berenbaum at The Morton Arboretum. (SOLD OUT) Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Learn to identify dragonflies and damselflies on the grounds of the Arboretum. Friday, June 14, 2019, 8:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Travel the world's great trails as told from the perspective of beloved nature writers at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, August 5, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Revisit your favorite childhood books--and some unknown treasures--through a new lens with author, scholar, and dad, Liam Heneghan at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, July 29, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Enrich your understanding of our local natural areas by learning to identify the most common native plants you’re likely to encounter at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, May 19, noon to 3:00 p.m. or Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
We are confronted with a vast amount of information every day, and it can be difficult to find trusted and credible sources of expertise. This hands-on workshop will teach you how to identify the “symptoms” of a less-than-credible source and what questions to ask yourself as you’re looking for good advice on the internet (and beyond) to answer questions about trees, plants, and the environment. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Hear from Danish artist Thomas Dambo, creator of the Arboretum's summer exhibit Troll Hunt. Dambo will share about his fascinating career making beautiful, fun, and inspirational pieces using reclaimed materials. (SOLD OUT) Thursday, June 14, 2018, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

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