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Trees and Ecology

Natural history

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. (Sold Out) 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. Saturday, October 14, 2017, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Study the sights and signs of spring as they emerge at The Morton Arboretum. (Canceled) Three Saturdays, May 20 through June 3, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Learn about the pests and threats facing the trees in your school yard and the woodland ecosystem at The Morton Arboretum. (Sold Out) Friday, March 3, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Learn to make wood sing in this build-your-own musical instrument class at The Morton Arboretum. (Sold Out) Saturday, March 11, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Marking our 95th anniversary in 2017, The Morton Arboretum has a rich history to celebrate.(Closed) Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Learn to save your own seeds in this hands-on workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 30, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Enjoy a cup of tea and sweet treats as we celebrate the holidays with a tea party at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, December 9, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., or 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.

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