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Conservation and restoration

Conservation and restoration

Engaging the Public

Interpretation has become a powerful tool used by volunteers to engage the community. This workshop is recommended for volunteers, stewards, and people who work in conservation, restoration and want to provide engaging education during programs, events, or work days. Saturday, February 21, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Winter Fauna

Learn about the mammals that live in Illinois. Explore the Arboretum’s woodlands, meadows and prairie to learn their identification, ecology, and ingenious mechanisms for survival. 3 Saturdays, February 7-21, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Plant Families

Improve your plant identification skills by learning characteristics of plant families at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Sundays, February 8-February 15, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Deciduous Trees in Winter

Learn to identify trees without their leaves. Explore the winter identification of trees at the Arboretum and develop the skills to identify trees on your own using clues found in buds, fruits, leaf scars, bark, and branching patterns of winter trees. 5 Sundays, January 18-February 15, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Winter Field Ecology

Discover how the struggle to find food and survive the cold shapes the interactions of plants and animals in Midwestern habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting Wednesday, January 14. Two sections

Grass Identification and Ecology - Sold Out

Sold out! Wait list available: call 630-719-2468. Learn to identify the grasses that add beauty and interest to the summer and fall landscape at The Morton Arboretum. New section opened: Wednesday September 17-Thursday, September 18, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Native Seed Collection

Learn how and when to collect seeds from your favorite native plants. Walk through the prairie: identify the wildflowers, grasses and tree fruits that are ready for collection and storage at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 18, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Openlands TreeKeepers® training at The Morton Arboretum

Learn to identify, plant, care for and prune trees in hands on classes with regional professionals at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, September 16-October 7, 6:00-9:00 p.m. and 4 Saturdays, September 20-October 11, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Plant Monitoring 101

Learn how to monitor your landscape to see what kind of plants and how many plants you have by developing simple monitoring programs at The Morton Arboretum.. Saturday, September 13, 9:00–12:00 p.m.

Woodland Conservation & Management

Help conserve our woodlands and gain the confidence and skills that will make woodland steward. Put that knowledge into practice through hands-on training on the grounds of The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting September 4. One section.

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