Trees and Ecology

Natural history

Learn to identify dragonflies and damselflies on the grounds of the Arboretum. Friday, August 3, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Travel the world's great trails as told from the perspective of beloved nature writers at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, August 5, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Revisit your favorite childhood books--and some unknown treasures--through a new lens with author, scholar, and dad, Liam Heneghan at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, July 29, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Enrich your understanding of our local natural areas by learning to identify the most common native plants you’re likely to encounter at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:00 to noon, or Saturday, August 4, 2018, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
We are confronted with a vast amount of information every day, and it can be difficult to find trusted and credible sources of expertise. This hands-on workshop will teach you how to identify the “symptoms” of a less-than-credible source and what questions to ask yourself as you’re looking for good advice on the internet (and beyond) to answer questions about trees, plants, and the environment. Thursday, July 26, or Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Be prepared for your next outdoor adventure. Whether you’re planning to hike, backpack, mountain bike, or paddle, know what to do to stay safe and how to handle the unexpected at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, July 14, 2018, 9:00 to noon
Grab a paddle and join knowledgeable naturalists for a guided, 7-mile kayaking excursion through the protected acres of Glacial Park on Nippersink Creek, the largest tributary to the Fox River. Saturday, June 30, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Explore the woodlands of the Arboretum and discover all the wild things at The Morton Arboretum. August 13 through 17, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Hear from Danish artist Thomas Dambo, creator of the Arboretum's summer exhibit Troll Hunt. Dambo will share about his fascinating career making beautiful, fun, and inspirational pieces using reclaimed materials. Thursday, June 14, 2018, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Learn to identify prairie plants in their early stages of seasonal development at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 19, 2018, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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