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Trees and Nature

Natural history

Explore the interactions that drive ecosystem function and learn to identify plants, animals, and fungi in relation to ecological habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 12:00 p.m.: Online materials become available. Sunday, July 28, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: In person session meets.
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.
Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, September 16, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Search the woods, fields, and edges of the Arboretum for birds on May 11 for International Migratory Bird Day, and the third Saturday of each month, May 18 through September 21, 2019, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Hike, listen to stories, and play games in this interactive sensory based program at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, August 9, Thursday, August 10, or Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Learn the identification skills to manage, restore, or simply enjoy prairie habitats at The Morton Arboretum. (Registration opens May 21, 2019) Three Tuesdays, July 9 through July 23, 2019, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Join horticulturist Sharon Yiesla on a journey through the life of a flower. Learn how flowers develop, how they grow, and the end result of their lives, fruit at The Morton Arboretum. (CANCELED) Saturday, June 1, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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