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Adult programs, Natural history

Inside the Collections: Fanciful Crabapple Fruits

The collection dates back from the 1920’s and includes many cultivars. Management and cultivation of crabapple species is a central focus of the east side collection. Join us and learn more about our vibrant cultivars at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, October 14, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Intro to Botany

Explore the world of plants by learning how leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, and roots relate to water, light, nutrients, and reproduction at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Tuesdays, October 14-November 18, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Waterfowl at Hennepin & Hopper Lakes

Hone your waterfowl identification skills as you explore this magnificent wetland restoration with The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, October 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Saturday, October 18, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Native Seed Collection

Learn how and when to collect seeds from your favorite native plants. Walk through the prairie: identify the wildflowers, grasses and tree fruits that are ready for collection and storage at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 18, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Nature Writing

Explore different types of nature writing and improve your writing skills at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Thursdays, October 23-November 20, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Habitat History Walk: Trees of the Prairie

Learn how the ‘bruised and battered’ oaks, walnuts, maples and dogwoods survive and thrive on the forest edge of the prairie at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, October 29, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Halloween Tram Tour: Nature at Night-Sold Out

Sold out! Wait list available: call 630-719-2468. Discover nature at night as you ride the tram at The Morton Arboretum this Halloween. Friday, October 31, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

The Curious Naturalist

Learn age-appropriate techniques for connecting children with their environment at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 1, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Soil: Ecology and Geology Beneath Your Feet

Learn about the geologic, climatic, and ecological factors that influence the development of an essential resource - soil at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, November 2, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Geocaching

Join us on a real-world outdoor treasure hunt among the trees around Lake Marmo at The Morton Arboretum! Saturday, November 8, 1:00-3:30 p.m.