Take a habitat history walk to view the historic Hawthorn collection, discover the meaning of the stained glass tree medallions in gentleman’s library (Founder’s Room), and learn more about the Morton family mansion and the transformation to Thornhill Education Center. Thursday, May 22, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
It's been a long, cold winter but spring is coming! Arboretum docents will show you where the sights, sounds, smells and other signs of spring can be found.
Investigate how bird populations are naturally affected by habitat, competition, and predation; then apply these principles to understanding conservation threats at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Wednesdays, May 21, June 4 and 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and 3 Saturdays, May 24, June 7 and 21, 8:00-11:00 a.m.
In this intensive workshop, enjoy the spring warbler migration while learning about identification, arrival dates, migration patterns, habitat preferences, and daily feeding techniques at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, April 30, 7:00-9:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 4, 8:00 am-12:00 p.m.
Learn how to identify birds that you can hear, but not see at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Tuesdays, May 6-20, 7:30-11:30 a.m.
Explore the significance of songs and plumage in determining the territory, mate selection, and the different sexual strategies employed by birds at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting May 7. One section
Learn how to identify Illinois' spring resident and migratory birds by sight and call and meet other birders at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Sundays, April 6-May 18, 8:00-11:30 a.m.
Celebrate spring by searching The Morton Arboretum grounds for nature’s brightly colored pageant of spring birds. Dates vary starting April 19. Two sections.
Learn to identify invasive plants when they are first emerging in spring at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, May 18, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Learn how to sharpen your observational skills, take useful notes, and then create a story or essay at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Saturdays, April 26-May 10, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.