Learn about the mammals that live in Illinois. Animals living in northern Illinois must contend with extremes of climate including long, demanding winters and hot summers. Discover the mammals that have developed strategies to meet the challenges of dealing with snow, cold, heat, and other hungry animals in order to find food and shelter. Explore the Arboretum’s woodlands, meadows and prairie to learn their identification, ecology, and ingenious mechanisms for survival.
Instructor: Dan Thompson, ecologist, Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
Notes: Held indoors and outdoors. Dress for extended outdoor explorations and winter hiking off trail. Limit 20
Recommended text: Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival by Bernd Heinrich, $14.95, available at The Arboretum Store.
Certificate information: Naturalist Certificate Requirement; WSP Elective (12 hours)
3 Saturdays, February 8-22, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center
Fee includes admission to the Arboretum.
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.
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