Trees and Nature

Natural history

Be prepared for your next wilderness outing; learn to find your way using a map and compass at The Morton Arboretum. (Registration opens May 21, 2019) Saturday, March 16, 2019, noon to 4:00 p.m.
Gain a new appreciation of the Arboretum and further scientific research by learning how to observe and record changes in nature throughout the seasons. Saturday February 24, or Friday March 9, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Learn to identify trees after they shed their leaves for the winter. Develop the skills to identify winter trees on your own using clues found in buds, fruits, leaf scars, bark, and branching patterns at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting January 10, 2019.
Learn to graft in this hands-on workshop and go home with your very own grafted apple tree at The Morton Arboretum. (CANCELED) Saturday, March 17, 2018, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Learn the essentials of woodland ecology and the woodland management techniques necessary to maintain threatened woodland ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, April 4, 2019: Online course becomes available.
Explore the interactions that drive ecosystem function and learn to identify plants, animals, and fungi in relation to ecological habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Register now: for class starting Wednesday, March 13, or Thursday, May 9, 2019.
Feel the burn as you workout with the Midewin Hotshots, a wildland fire-fighting crew. Can you hang with the hotshots? (CANCELED) Saturday, October 14, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Join writer and naturalist Cindy Crosby to hear stories of how wildflowers have changed human history: through literature, art, medicine, as love charms, and more at The Morton Arboretum! Saturday, December 2, 2017, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Opt outside this Black Friday with a peaceful hike along the Arboretum’s quietest trails. Friday, November 23, 2018, 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
What does it take to fight wildfires? Get a boots-on-the-ground perspective from Midewin hotshots at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 14, 2017, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

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