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Lifelong Learning, Trees and Ecology

Advanced Spring Local Flora

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.

Spring Wildflower Walk

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.

Spring Twilight Hike

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.

Nature Journaling

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

Species on the Move: Updates on Invasive Threats to Urban and Natural Areas

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.

Drain Tile Mapping for Conservation Planning

Gain the strategies and planning principles needed to effectively manage underground drain tile systems at The Morton Arboretum. (Canceled) 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.

Basic Plant ID (Online and in-person)

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.

Woodland Ecology

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.

Spring Bird Walks

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.

Spring Bird Walk

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.