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Adult programs, 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.

Wildflower Ethnobotany

Discover the cultural and traditional uses of the wildflowers that brighten our spring woodlands at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

What’s Wrong With My Plant?

Learn the basics of the diagnostic process and how to identify symptoms affecting your plant at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Trees in Peril: Updates on Invasive Threats

Speakers including experts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Chicago Botanic Garden, the U.S. Forest Service and The Morton Arboretum will discuss the progress of invasive pests such as the brown marmorated stink bug, diseases such as thousand canker disease of black walnut, and challenges such as reducing reproductive capabilities in invasive plants. Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Spring Bird Walks

Celebrate spring by searching The Morton Arboretum grounds for nature’s brightly colored pageant of spring birds. Saturdays, April 18, May 16 or June 20, 2015, 8:00-10:30 a.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.

Wild Edibles Walk-Sold Out

Discover the edible plants growing wild all around you at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Field Study: Birds of Summer

Become acquainted with the host of birds that nest and breed in our region at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Sundays, May 31 and June 14-28, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Acorn Ecology

Large oak trees will produce hundreds of thousands of acorns in their lifetime; only one will survive and grow to be a tree of the same size. Learn about strategies to stimulate oak reproduction, the fate of the unfortunate acorns, and oak seedlings at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 6, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Nature Explore Educator Workshops

Join Nature Explore at The Morton Arboretum for engaging, research-based educator workshops that support comprehensive learning with nature. Saturday, June 6, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and/or 1:00-4:00 p.m.