Trees and Ecology

Natural history

Hear the stories behind some of the Arboretum’s most treasured trees on this walking tour of the west side grounds. (Canceled) Saturday, May 20, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to noon, or (Open for enrollment) Thursday, June 15, 2017, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Discover the amazing world of magnolias and find new trees for your landscape at The Morton Arboretum! Saturday, April 15, 2017, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Learn identification and ecology of the fish, turtles, and crayfish found in the rivers of northern Illinois at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, June 22, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Study the ecology of mushrooms and other fungi with Patrick Leacock, mycologist and adjunct curator at the Field Museum. Learn about the biology and ecology of fungi and walk the trails at The Morton Arboretum to search for mushrooms. Saturday, June 3, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Learn to identify the common trees you see in local preserves or in your neighborhood at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, June 16, 2017, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m., or Thursday, June 22, 2017, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Explore the ever-changing colorful flowers and swaying grasses of the Arboretum’s Schulenberg prairie alongside an expert. Saturday, June 10, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Learn to identify spring prairie plants in their early stages of development at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 13, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Learn the methods scientists use to collect and preserve plants at The Morton Arboretum. (Canceled) Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Study the sights and signs of spring as they emerge at The Morton Arboretum. Three Saturdays, May 20 through June 3, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Explore The Morton Arboretum’s unique flora and fauna and discover why some species need to be protected. (Canceled) Two Saturdays, April 8 and May 13, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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