Trees and Nature

Natural history

Introduction to Botany

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. 5 Tuesdays, October 13-27 and November 10-17, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Intro to Natural Areas Management

Learn principles and practices for managing critical habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, October 8, 6:00-9:00 p.m.; Sunday, October 11, 1:00-5:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 17, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Field Ecology: Fall (canceled)

Explore the natural world of Northern Illinois in the fall session of Field Ecology at the Morton Arboretum. 2 Wednesdays, October 14 and 21, 7:00-9:00 p.m. 2015, and 2 Saturdays, October 17 and 24, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Off-Trail Nature Explorations

Discover strategies and tools for observing and enjoying nature in the woodlands and prairie at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, September 20, 1:00-4:00 p.m. or Sunday, October 18, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Tree Walk: Midwest Collection

Explore our newest collection of plants native to the Midwest at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, October 14, 3:00-4:00 p.m. or Saturday, October 17, 2015, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Tree Walk: The Heritage Trail

Explore the landscape and history of the east woods during our tree walk at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, September 30, 3:00-4:00 p.m. or Saturday, October 3, 2015, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

History of Oaks in Northern Illinois

Learn why oaks are critical to healthy woodlands and what makes them a “keystone” species at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, September 20, 2015, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Local Flora: Fall

Learn the names and characteristics of native and introduced plants flowering in the woodlands, prairies, wetlands, and other areas of the Arboretum during this program. 4 Saturdays, September 19-October 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Tree ID and Ecology

Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region as you enjoy their brilliant fall colors at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Saturdays, September 26-October 17, 2015, 1:00 –5:00 p.m.

Nature at Night Tram Tour (sold out)

Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night when no one is around. Nightime reveals a captivating symphony of sounds, mysterious spaces, and wildlife on the move. Friday, September 18, (canceled due to the threat of server weather) or Saturday, October 17, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m.