Trees and Ecology

Natural history

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.
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, April 21 through September 15, 2018, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m. Extra Saturday on May 5.
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, June 2, 2018, 9:00 to 11:00 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.
Take a guided tour of the expansive Nachusa Grasslands. Learn about the reintroduction of bison to the area and the diverse wildlife that call the grasslands home, and enjoy a leisurely walk through the wealth of wildflowers that grow there. Saturday, August 26, 2017 10:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Join horticulturist Sharon Yiesla on a journey through the life of a flower. Learn how flowers develop, how they grow, and the end result of their lives, fruit at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 16, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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