Trees and Ecology

  • Opt outside this Black Friday with a peaceful hike along the Arboretum’s quietest trails. Friday, November 24, 2017, 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.
  • Experience the healing and wellness promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest. Take a mindful walk with a certified Forest Therapy guide on a trail at the Morton Arboretum as you awaken your senses and reconnect with nature. Select Mondays or Saturdays starting August 12 through November 18, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Monday, January 1, 2018, 8:00 to 11:00 a.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.
  • Experience the healing and wellness promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest. Take a mindful walk with a certified Forest Therapy guide on a trail at the Morton Arboretum as you awaken your senses and reconnect with nature. Select Mondays or Saturdays starting August 12 through November 18, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Monday, January 1, 2018, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Learn to save your own seeds in this hands-on workshop at The Morton Arboretum. (CANCELED) Saturday, September 30, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to noon
  • Browse a selection of ornamental and edible seeds, and take home a variety to plant this spring at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 27, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Learn how biologists study and take action to conserve plants at The Morton Arboretum. Mondays and Wednesdays, January 29 through May 2, 2018. 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Learn the basics of beekeeping at The Morton Arboretum. Four Thursdays, February 8 through March 1, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Search the woods, fields, and edges of the Arboretum for birds. The third Saturday of each month, October 21, 2017 through March 17, 2018, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Learn about forests, what they are, how they function, and why they are so important for our future at The Morton Arboretum. Three Saturdays: April 21, May 12, and May 19, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and Mondays and Wednesdays, May 7 through 30, 2018, 3:30 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Learn to identify plants in the field through studying the plants of the Chicago region at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesdays, June 13 through August 1, 2018. 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., and Saturdays, June 16 through July 28, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Except on Saturday, July 14, class will meet 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Learn how humans have used prairie plants on this summer hike at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, August 11, 2017 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.