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Natural history

Natural history

Advanced Invasive Plant Identification

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.

Hike and Write-Canceled

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.

Field Ecology: Spring

Explore freshwater ecosystems and consider the various living, climatic, and geological factors that create and maintain our water systems at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting May 14. One section.

Spring Woodland Wildflowers

Wander through the ever-changing array of blooms in our woodlands to learn how to identify wildflowers such as trillium, mayapple, and dog-tooth violet and hear about their folklore at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 3, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Frog ID Workshop

Spend an evening learning frog identification and be amazed by the amphibians at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 26, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Habitats and Humanity-Canceled

Gain a new perspective on our local woodlands, wetlands, and prairies in this field-based ecological monitoring class at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Thursdays, April 24-May 1, 7:00-9:00 p.m. and 2 Saturdays, April 26-May 3, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Bumps in the Night-Canceled

Take a closer look at the natural history of some of the local denizens of the night and explore how our daily lives impact theirs at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Tuesdays, April 22-29; 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Spring Foraging-Date changed

Discover the edible plants growing wild all around you at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 3, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Local Flora: Spring

Learn the names of the wildflowers covering the forest floor in spring at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Saturdays, April 12-May 10, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Spring Fauna

Study the field identification and natural history of reptiles and amphibians and observe patterns of emergence, habitat, mate selection, and migration. at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting April 5. One section.

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