Trees and Ecology

Natural history

Learn how to identify Illinois' spring resident and migratory birds by sight and call and meet other birders at The Morton arboretum. Five Saturdays, April 28 through June 2 (no class on May 19), 2018, 8:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Compare eggs from different birds, build nests and make a feathery craft to take home at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, April 10 or Wednesday, April 18 or Thursday, April 19, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Compare eggs from different birds, build nests and make a feathery craft to take home at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, April 11 or Thursday April 12 or Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Learn techniques for accurately identifying Illinois' winter birds, spot species that are in the area this winter, and meet the migratory species that overwinter in our region at The Morton Arboretum. (CANCELED) Five Sundays, January 28 through February 25, 2018, 8:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Learn to identify plants without leaves or flowers at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 3, 2018, 8:00 a.m. to noon.
Improve your plant identification skills by learning characteristics of plant families at The Morton Arboretum. (SOLD OUT) Saturday, February 3, 8:00 a.m. to noon
Learn the basics of beekeeping at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday FEBRUARY 8 HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 15. New schedule: Thursday, February 15. Four Thursdays, February 15 through March 8, 2018, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Learn how and when to collect seeds from your favorite native plants at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, October 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Learn how to identify the sparrows found along woodland edges, wetlands, and grasslands at The Morton Arboretum. Two days: Tuesday, September 26, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday, September 30, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to noon
Become acquainted with the host of birds that nest and breed in our region at The Morton Arboretum.Four Saturdays, June 9 through 30, 2018, 8:00 to 12:30 p.m.

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