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Trees and Nature

Natural history

Explore the changing face of spring through specific journaling techniques at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 16, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or (canceled) Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Thornhill Education Center
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Discuss the nest construction and nesting behavior of northern Illinois birds at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 30, 2016, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
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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 16, 23, 30 or May 7, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
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Learn the names and ecology of the frogs that call in the spring at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 1:00-3:30 p.m. or 6:30-9:00 p.m.
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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, May 5, 7:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 7, 2016, 8:00 am-12:00 p.m.
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Enjoy the unique sights and sounds of a spring evening at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, April 22 or Wednesday, April 27 (April 27 changed to May 4) or Saturday, May 7, 2016, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
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Learn the identification skills to manage, restore, or simply enjoy woodland and prairie habitats, including identifying plants early in the growing season at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. This class can be taken as a component of the Woodland Stewardship Program in natural areas management at The Morton Arboretum.
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The Morton Arboretum ISAM Workshop, May 12, 2016 Illinois Invasive Species Awareness Month This workshop will review the status of pests, pathogens, and invasive plants that threaten trees in Illinois.
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Gain the strategies and planning principles needed to effectively manage underground drain tile systems at The Morton Arboretum.Friday, May 13, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. This class can be taken as a component of the Woodland Stewardship Program in natural areas management at The Morton Arboretum.
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Get the botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. Online class begins Thursday, May 5, 2016. In person session meets Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9:30-11:30 a.m. This class can be taken as a component of the Woodland Stewardship Program in natural areas management at the Morton Arboretum.
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Learn the essentials of woodland ecology and the vital woodland management techniques necessary to maintain threatened woodland ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 21, 2016, 10:00 a.m-3:00 p.m., 2016 This class can be taken as a component of the Woodland Stewardship Program in natural areas management at The Morton Arboretum.
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Discover what happens when no one is around the Arboretum at night. Thursday, May 19 or Friday, May 20, 2016, 7:30 p.m-9:30 p.m.
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Explore the spring 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, March 19, April 16 or May 7 (new section) or 21, 2016, 8:00-10:30 a.m.
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Celebrate spring by searching the Arboretum grounds for nature’s brightly colored pageant of spring birds at The Morton Arboretum. Saturdays, March 19, April 16, or May 21, 2016, 8:00-10:30 a.m.
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Learn to monitor bird populations for conservation at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 8:00-11:30 a.m.
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Join us at The Morton Arboretum on June 4th, 2016, 8:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m. as we explore the many benefits of nature-based early childhood education.
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