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. Dates and times vary starting Jun 8 through October 6, 2018. Multiple sections.
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
Strengthen your skills leading volunteers in natural areas management with this interactive primer for volunteer stewardship activity planning, group dynamics, safety, and volunteer empowerment at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Friday, September 21, or November 2, 2018. In person component: Saturday, September 29, or November 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 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.
Join an Arboretum expert for a cup of hot cocoa and a winter stroll through the conifer collection. Saturday, February 10, 10:00 a.m. to noon or 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., or Saturday, February 17, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Learn to save your own seeds in this hands-on workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 27, 2018, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Friday, August 3, 2018. In-person component: Friday, August 10, or Saturday, August 11, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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