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Adult programs, Natural history

The Hidden Life of Ferns

Be enchanted by the beauty, delicacy, and intricate biology of ferns at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, Aug 6, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Saturday, Aug 8, 2015, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Shorebird Identification-Sold Out

Learn the identifying characteristics of local shorebirds at The Morton arboretum.Thursday, August 6, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Sunday, August 9, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Summer Bird Walks

Enjoy summer at The Morton Arboretum by searching the woods, fields, and edges for summertime birds. Saturdays, July 18 or August 15, 2015, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Prairie Conservation and Management

Learn about prairie function and ecology, how to tell a hill prairie from a dry mesic prairie, and become familiar with prairie flora at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Saturdays, August 15-29 and September 12-19, 2015, 8:00-11:00 a.m., and 3 Thursdays, August 20-September 3, 2015, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Intro to Natural Areas Management

Learn principles and practices for managing critical habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, August 20, 2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m.; Sunday, August 23, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; Saturday, August 29, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Field Study: Birds of Fall

Enjoy autumn’s amazing birding as you learn to identify the migratory birds filling the air at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Sundays, August 30 and September 13-27, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Grass Identification and Ecology

Learn to identify the grasses that add beauty and interest to the summer and fall landscape at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, September 17 and Friday, September 18, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Nature at Night Tram Tour

Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night when no one is around. Nightime reveals a captivating symphony of sounds, mysterious spaces, and wildlife on the move. Friday, September 18, or Saturday, October 17, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Fall Bird Walks

Search the woods, fields, and edges of the Arboretum for fall birds. Saturdays, September 19, October 17, November 7 OR December 5, 2015, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Local Flora: Fall

Learn the names and characteristics of native and introduced plants flowering in the woodlands, prairies, wetlands, and other areas of the Arboretum during this program. 4 Saturdays, September 19-October 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.