Trees and Ecology

Natural history

Join us on the Acorn Express for a family friendly tram ride adventure through the Arboretum! The first Wednesday of each Month, April 5 Through October 4, 2017 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Learn the basics of beekeeping at The Morton Arboretum. Two days: Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Woody Plants of the Western Great Lakes Region is an introduction to the identification of the plants that make up the woody flora of the western Great Lakes region. Wednesday, September 13 through November 29, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and select Saturdays, September 16 through, December 2, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon.
Learn to identify the sedges, a diverse and ecologically important group of plants at The Morton Arboretum. Two days: Wednesday, June 21 and Thursday, June 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 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. Five Sundays, June 4 through July 2, 2017, 8:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Each day we will hike, read stories, and play in this 4–week sensory based outdoor adventure at The Morton Arboretum. Four Thursdays, September 8 through 29, 2016, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Four Tuesdays, September 5 through 26, 2017, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
Come nibble the new shoots of wild edible plants and taste how good spring can be at The Morton Arboretum! Sunday, May 21,1:00 to 3:00 p.m., or Thursday, May 25, 2017, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Join us for a campout designed especially for families! Pitch your tent on the lawn inside the Children’s Garden and get ready for a night filled with fun at The Morton Arboretum! Friday, June 16 through Saturday June 17, 2017, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Let miles of walking trails at The Morton Arboretum roll beneath your feet as you experience and discover the wonders of nature and earn your Hiking Merit Badge. (Canceled) Two Sundays, May 21, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and August 20, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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