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Natural history

Natural history

Inside the Collections: Fanciful Crabapple Fruits-Canceled

The collection dates back from the 1920’s and includes many cultivars. Management and cultivation of crabapple species is a central focus of the east side collection. Join us and learn more about our vibrant cultivars at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, October 14, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Beginning Beekeeping

Get started beekeeping with The Morton Arboretum’s own beekeeper. 4 Tuesdays, September 23-October 14, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

The Meaning of Wilderness

Explore the meaning of the word “wilderness” in literature and in our use today at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, December 6, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Geocaching

Join us on a real-world outdoor treasure hunt among the trees around Lake Marmo at The Morton Arboretum! Saturday, November 8, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Soil: Ecology and Geology Beneath Your Feet-Canceled

Learn about the geologic, climatic, and ecological factors that influence the development of an essential resource - soil at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, November 2, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The Curious Naturalist

Learn age-appropriate techniques for connecting children with their environment at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 1, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Nature Writing

Explore different types of nature writing and improve your writing skills at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Thursdays, October 23-November 20, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Halloween Tram Tour: Nature at Night-Sold Out

Snow flurries won't stop the mystery coach. Registrants please gather at the Thornhill Shelter (parking lot 21). Please dress for the weather. Discover nature at night as you ride the tram at The Morton Arboretum this Halloween. Friday, October 31, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Intro to Botany

Explore the world of plants by learning how leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, and roots relate to water, light, nutrients, and reproduction at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Tuesdays, October 14-November 18, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Field Ecology: Fall

Explore the natural world of Northern Illinois in the fall session of Field Ecology at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Wednesdays, October 8-15, 7:00-9:00 p.m. and 2 Saturdays, October 11-18, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m..

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