Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region as you enjoy their brilliant fall colors. You will examine 70 - 80 trees, learn the skills to identify them, and discuss their biology and ecology.
Instructor: Chris Benda, plant ecologist, Illinois Natural History Survey
Notes: Classes will meet indoors and outdoors. Please dress for the weather, wear shoes for light hiking, and bring a water bottle. Includes walking over uneven terrain. Limit 18
Recommended text: The recommended field guides, Trees of Illinois by Linda Kershaw, $20.95, or Forest Trees of Illinois by Robert Mohlenbrock (3rd Ed.), $16.00, are available at the Arboretum Store.
Certificate information: Only one in this series is required for both Naturalist and Botanical Art Certificates; may be used to fulfill a Photography Certificate Requirement; WSP Elective (15 hours)
5 Saturdays, September 6-13, and September 27-October 11, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
(No class September 20)
Thornhill Education Center
Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum.
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.
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