The Morton Arboretum logo

Trees and Ecology

Natural history

Learn the names and ecology of the wildflowers, sedges, rushes, and other plants that inhabit wetlands at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 24 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Join us for a fun-filled adventure after hours at the Arboretum to explore the night's theme with a tram ride, activities, and a hike. Fridays, May 5 or June 2, or Saturdays, May 20, 2017, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Stroll through the colorful fall woodlands with an expert guide at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, September 25, 2016, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Learn more about the wildlife in your backyard at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, August 26, 2016, or Sunday, September 11, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night, when no one is around. Wednesday, May 10; Thursday, May 11; Friday, June 9; or Saturday, June 10, 2017, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Experience the healing and wellness promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest. Take a mindful walk with a certified Forest Therapy guide on a trail at the Morton Arboretum as you awaken your senses and reconnect with nature. Select Mondays, January 23 through March 20, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or select Saturdays, January 21 through March 25, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Chicago Region Trees Initiative has developed a full day, hands on training event for non-forestry professionals who work with trees. Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Park Forest Village Hall
Enjoy the unique sights and sounds of a spring evening at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, May 19 or Saturday, June 3, 2017, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Wander through the ever-changing array of blooms in our woodlands to learn how to identify wildflowers such as trillium, mayapple, and dog-tooth violet and hear about their folklore at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 22, Wednesday, April 26, or Saturday. May 6, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to noon

Pages