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Trees and Nature

Natural history

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. Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., or Saturday, August 17, 2019, 8:00 to 11:00 a.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.
Learn to identify prairie plants in their early stages of seasonal development at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 18, 2019, 9:30 to 12:30 p.m.
Grab a pair of waders and get your feet wet in the Arboretum’s creeks and wetlands. (CANCELED) Saturday, May 18, 2019, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Get outdoors with your family or friends this summer! New to camping? No problem. This class will teach you everything you need to know to have a fun and safe weekend under the stars at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 18, 2019, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Take a journey through a tree, from roots to leaves at The Morton Arboretum. THIS CLASS IS CANCELED. Wednesdays, May 15 and 22, 2019, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Hear two ornithologists debate each other about which bird should become the new democratically elected state bird of Illinois at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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