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Adult programs, Natural history

History of Oaks in Northern Illinois

Learn why oaks are critical to healthy woodlands and what makes them a “keystone” species at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, September 20, 2015, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Off-Trail Nature Explorations

Discover strategies and tools for observing and enjoying nature in the woodlands and prairie at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, September 20, 1:00-4:00 p.m. or Sunday, October 18, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Tree ID and Ecology

Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region as you enjoy their brilliant fall colors at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Saturdays, September 26-October 17, 2015, 1:00 –5:00 p.m.

Full Moon Tram Tour

With the full moon shining through the trees a tram ride reveals a captivating symphony of sounds, mysterious spaces, and wildlife on the move at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, September 27 or Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 7:00- 9:00 p.m.

Beginning Beekeeping

Learn the basics of beekeeping at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, September 29-October 20, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Sparrows of DuPage County

Learn how to identify the sparrows found along woodland edges, wetlands, and grasslands at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Sunday, October 4, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Tree Walk: The Heritage Trail

Explore the landscape and history of the east woods during our tree walk at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, September 30, 3:00-4:00 p.m. or Saturday, October 3, 2015, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Bird Evolution

Examine the evolutionary relationships of birds and the theories behind their scientific classification at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Tuesdays, October 6-20, 2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m., and 2 Saturdays, October 10-17, 2015, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Intro to Natural Areas Management

Learn principles and practices for managing critical habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, October 8, 6:00-9:00 p.m.; Sunday, October 11, 1:00-5:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 17, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Nature at Night

Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night when no one is around. Thursday, October 8, Wednesday, October 28 or Thursday November 5, 2015, 6:30-8:00 p.m.