Trees and Ecology

Natural history

Discover how the struggle to survive the cold shapes the interactions of plants and animals in Midwestern habitats at The Morton Arboretum. (Canceled) Saturday, January 28, or Saturday, February 11, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Meet the animals that prowl our woods and ponds all winter long at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 21, 2017, or Sunday, February 12, 2017, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Learn to identify trees without their leaves. Explore the winter identification of trees at the Arboretum and develop the skills to identify trees on your own using clues found in buds, fruits, leaf scars, bark, and branching patterns of winter trees. Five Sundays, January 22 through February 19, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sign up for each day a la carte or take all five sessions for a complete introduction to winter trees.
Discover the beauty of winter trees and learn their identification at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 28, 2017, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.or Friday, February 24, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Explore the world of plants by learning how leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, and roots relate to water, light, nutrients, and reproduction at The Morton Arboretum. Five Thursdays, January 19 through February 16, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Take a guided hike to learn the history of maple tapping and see how it’s done at The Morton Arboretum! (Registration is Closed) Saturday, March 18, or Sunday, March 19, 2017, Multiple start times 10:00 a.m. to noon.
Learn about birds and decorate a wooden birdhouse to take home at The Morton Arboretum. (Sold Out) Saturday, February 25, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., or 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
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. (Sold Out) Four Wednesdays, February 1 through 22, 2017, 6:30 to 8:30 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.

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