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Natural history

Natural history

Beginning Birdwatching

In this single morning workshop for beginners, learn how to find birds, discuss equipment, what to wear, keeping track of your observations, and more at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 28, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Waterfowl Field Study-New Date

Learn about the events that are a part of spring waterfowl migration and identify the birds arriving in Illinois at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, March 15, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Bird Biology

Gain a well-rounded understanding of what makes a bird a bird by discussing flight, feathers, and anatomical features such as feet, bills, and bones, along with bird metabolism, muscle structure and intelligence at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, February 3-February 24, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Saturday, February 14, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Field Study: Birds of Winter

Learn techniques for accurately identifying Illinois' winter birds, spot species that are in the area this winter, and meet the migratory species that overwinter in our region at The Morton Arboretum.5 Sundays, January 18-February 15, 8:00-11:30 a.m

Winter Bird Walk

Explore the winter landscape with an expert guide, learn to identify the birds that overwinter in Illinois, and discuss their behaviors and natural history at The Morton Arboretum. Saturdays, January 17, February 21 or March 21, 9:00-11:30 a.m.

Site Planning for the Homeowner

Gain the tools you need to develop a plan for restoration at your site at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, February 12, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Lake Marmo Guided Walk

Sample a variety of collections and landscapes as you stroll from the Visitor Center to Lake Marmo.

Identifying Herbaceous Plants in Winter

Learn to identify plants without leaves or flowers and explore the Schulenberg Prairie and adjacent woodlands to practice identifying native perennials and grasses in winter at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 7, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Conservation Biology

Explore the meaning and importance of biodiversity and its implications for natural area restoration, habitat management, and conservation of endangered species at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Saturdays, February 7-28, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

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.

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