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Natural history

Summer Insect Walk-Canceled

Discover the insects that bring the air to life in the summer at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 28; 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Field Ecology: Summer

Explore the natural world of Illinois in the summer session of Field Ecology at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 18. Two sections.

Habitat History Walk: Meadow Lake

Immerse yourself in the diverse mosaic of Meadow Lake to explore the native plant collection, learn about its historic restoration and award winning sustainability design for stormwater management at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, June 17th, 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

McKinley Woods Bluff Restoration-Canceled

Explore the timbered bluffs, ravines, and flatwoods in the McKinley Woods preserve and learn about the restoration work being done to increase native habitats for plants and animals. Sunday, June 15, 10:00-12:00 p.m.

Full Moon Tram Tour: Nature at Night-Sold Out

Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night when no one is around. With the moon shining through the trees a tram ride reveals a captivating symphony of sounds, mysterious spaces, and wildlife on the move. Saturdays, July 12 or September 6, 7:00 p.m-9:30 p.m.

Night Passage: Perils of Migration

Explore the Arboretum at night as we search for answers to questions about migration. 2 Tuesdays, September 2-9, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Field Study: Birds of Fall

Enjoy autumn’s amazing birding as you learn to identify the migratory birds filling the air. 5 Sundays, August 24 and September 7-28, 8:00-11:30 a.m.

Birding at Illinois Beach State Park-Canceled

Search for breeding and nesting birds along the Lake Michigan shore and see plants at the peak of their beauty. Saturday, June 14, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Field Study: Birds of Summer

Become acquainted with the host of birds that nest and breed in our region. 5 Sundays, June 1-29, 8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Summer Bird Walks

Enjoy summer at The Morton Arboretum by searching the woods, fields, and edges for summertime birds. Saturdays, June 21, July 19, and August 16, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

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