Class listings

Lifelong Learning, Trees and Nature

Field Study: Birds of Winter

Learn techniques for accurately identifying Illinois' winter birds, spot species that are in the area this winter, and meet the migratory species that overwinter in our region at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Sundays, January 24-February 21, 2016, 8:00-11:30 a.m.

Gourmet Botany

Explore the botany of your favorite culinary indulgences at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Winter Landscape Trees

Learn to identify common trees that are highlights of the winter landscape at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 23, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or Saturday, January 30, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Winter Wildlife ID and Tracking

Meet the animals that prowl our woods and ponds all winter long at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 30, 2016, 9:30-11:30 a.m. or Sunday, February 14, 2016, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Beginning Beekeeping

Learn the basics of beekeeping at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, February 2-23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Plant Families

Improve your plant identification skills by learning characteristics of plant families at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Sundays, February 7-February 14, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

After the Ash: What is Next After EAB?

Discover how the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has impacted local ash trees at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

The Biology of Flight

Gain a well-rounded understanding of what makes a bird a bird by discussing how bird anatomy supports flight at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, February 11, 6:30-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Winter Ecology

Discover how the struggle to survive the cold shapes the interactions of plants and animals in Midwestern habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 6, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Deciduous Trees in Winter

Learn to identify trees without their leaves. Explore the winter identification of trees at the Arboretum and develop the skills to identify trees on your own using clues found in buds, fruits, leaf scars, bark, and branching patterns of winter trees. 5 Sundays, January 17-February 14, 2016, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Sign up for each day a la carte or take all five sessions for a complete introduction to winter trees.