Trees and Nature

Natural history

Field Study: Birds of Winter

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. 5 Sundays, January 24-February 21, 2016, 8:00-11:30 a.m.

Winter Bird Walk

Explore the winter landscape with an expert guide, learn to identify the birds that overwinter in Illinois, and discuss their behaviors and natural history at The Morton Arboretum. Saturdays, January 16 or February 20, 9:00-11:30 a.m.

Winter Plant ID

Learn to identify plants without leaves or flowers at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 5, 2016, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Beyond Brush Cutting: Interpretation for Natural Resource Leaders

Learn how to use interpretation to help volunteers and team members make a stronger connection to place at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Conservation Biology

Explore the meaning and importance of biodiversity and its implications for natural area restoration, habitat management, and conservation of endangered species at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Wednesdays, February 17-March 2, 2016, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Plant Families

Improve your plant identification skills by learning characteristics of plant families at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Sundays, February 7-February 14, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Full Moon Winter Walk: Nature at Night

Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night when no one is around. Saturday, January 23, 2016, 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m., Monday, February 22, 2016, 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. or Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Winter Ecology

Discover how the struggle to survive the cold shapes the interactions of plants and animals in Midwestern habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 6, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Winter Wildlife ID and Tracking

Meet the animals that prowl our woods and ponds all winter long at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 30, 2016, 9:30-11:30 a.m. or Sunday, February 14, 2016, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Deciduous Trees in Winter

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. 5 Sundays, January 17-February 14, 2016, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Sign up for each day a la carte or take all five sessions for a complete introduction to winter trees.