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Trees and Ecology

Natural history

As a steward, site manager, naturalist, or other natural resource leader, you may find giving talks and guided walks to the public is a daunting task! Polish your public speaking skills and gain confidence in working with people -- especially the difficult ones -- as you gain tips and tricks for strengthening your tours and hikes at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 28, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to noon
Join authors Gerould Wilhelm and Laura Rericha for an evening talk about their much anticipated new book, Flora of the Chicago Region: A Floristic and Ecological Synthesis. Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Gain the ultimate wilderness survival skill--starting a fire with nothing but the materials around you at The Morton Arboretum. (CANCELED) Saturday, October 14, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Whether you need tree ID skills for professional purposes or for personal enjoyment, this workshop will build your skills so you can use it confidently to identify unknown trees on your own at The Morton Arboretum. (CANCELED) Sunday, October 8, 2017, noon to 4:00 p.m.
Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 7, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
What can we learn from a 100-year-old oak at The Morton Arboretum? Saturday, October 7, 2017, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Search the woods, fields, and edges of the Arboretum for birds. The third Saturday of each month, December 16, 2017 through March 17, 2018, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Hike, listen to stories, and play games in this interactive sensory based program at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, August 9, Thursday, August 10, or Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
The woodland habitat is so much more than a bunch of trees. Get a “behind the scenes” look at life in the woods on this guided walk with an Arboretum naturalist.Saturday, September 23, 2017, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Explore the colorful landscape of the fall prairie and discover the amazing relationships between the plants and animals that call it home at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, September 15, 2017, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

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