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Natural history

Natural history

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.

Inside the Collections: Witch-hazel Dell-LOCATION CHANGE

Explore the bright blooms and lemon-yellow flowers of the witch hazel collection in early spring at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, March 18, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Monitoring and Managing Insect Pests

Learn the life cycles, signs and symptoms, and methods of control for the most common insects in our landscapes at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting May 5. One section.

Soils and Composting

Create better garden soil with the knowledge, tips, and techniques you gain in this class at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, April 22-May 13, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Forest Ecology for Naturalists

Learn the basics of forest ecology and the options available to us for managing forests for natural values at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 16, 9 a.m.–Noon

New! Reading the Landscape of the Palos

Discover how the glacial geology of the region sets the stage for the plant diversity found in this area with The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, November 3, 10:00 a.m.–4 p.m.

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