Trees and Nature

Natural history

Field Ecology: Spring

Explore freshwater ecosystems and consider the various living, climatic, and geological factors that create and maintain our water systems at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Wednesdays, May 6 and 13, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m. and 2 Saturdays, May 9 and 16, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Frog ID Workshop - Canceled

Spend an evening learning frog identification and be amazed by the amphibians at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Spring Woodland Wildflowers

Wander through the ever-changing array of blooms in our woodlands to learn how to identify wildflowers such as trillium, mayapple, and dog-tooth violet and hear about their folklore at The Morton Arboretum. Saturdays, April 25 or May 2, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Bumps in the Night

Take a closer look at the natural history of some of the local denizens of the night and explore how our daily lives impact theirs at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Tuesdays, April 21-28, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Salamander Survey

Explore the fascinating biology of salamanders and learn techniques for monitoring their biodiversity for management purposes at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Local Flora: Spring

Learn the names of the wildflowers covering the forest floor in spring at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Saturdays, April 11-May 2, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Spring Fauna

In the spring, animals emerge from their winter slumber, explore their habitats, and choose their mates. Study the field identification and natural history of reptiles and amphibians and observe patterns of emergence, habitat, mate selection, and migration at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Thursdays, April 2 and April 9, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and 3 Saturdays, April 18-May 2, 2015, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Bird Conservation

Investigate how bird populations are naturally affected by habitat, competition, and predation; then apply these principles to understanding conservation threats at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Wednesdays, May 27 and June 3-10, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and 3 Saturdays, May 30 and June 6-13, 2015, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Warbler Workshop

In this intensive workshop, enjoy the spring warbler migration while learning about identification, arrival dates, migration patterns, habitat preferences, and daily feeding techniques at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, April 30, 7:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8:00 am-12:00 p.m.

Bird Behavior

Explore the significance of songs and plumage in determining the territory, mate selection, and the different sexual strategies employed by birds at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Wednesdays, April 29-May 13, 2015, 6:00-8:30 p.m., and 2 Saturdays, May 2 and 16, 2015, 7:30-11:30 a.m.