Trees and Nature

Natural history

Winter Twigs, Buds, and Bark-Sold Out

Examine the forms and branching patterns of 18 Illinois trees, stroll around the Arboretum to identify the twigs, bark, and buds of these majestic wonders. Saturday, January 17, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Fall Color on the Heritage Trail

Enjoy an afternoon in the east woods with a hike on the Heritage Trail.

Tram to Trails

The tram will depart from the tram circle and visitors will hear the regular tram narration to Big Rock.  At the visitor station, you will disembark and walk with a docent along the Woodland Trail for 30 minutes, then get back on the tram and finish the regular tram narration and return to the tram circle.  Woodland Trail highlights include a hilly, shaded woodland trail.  It is often good for birding.

Tabletop Tour: Signs of Spring

It's been a long, cold winter but spring is coming! The Morton Arboretum docents will show you where the sights, sounds, smells and other signs of spring can be found.