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Adult programs, Natural history

Introduction 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 13-November 17, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Field Ecology: Fall

Explore the natural world of Northern Illinois in the fall session of Field Ecology at the Morton Arboretum. 2 Wednesdays, October 14 and 21, 7:00-9:00 p.m. 2015, and 2 Saturdays, October 17 and 24, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Native Seed and Plant Propagation

Learn how and when to collect seeds from your favorite native plants at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 17, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Tree Walk: Midwest Collection

Explore our newest collection of plants native to the Midwest at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, October 14, 3:00-4:00 p.m. or Saturday, October 17, 2015, 1:00-2:00 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.

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.

Nature Writing

Explore different types of nature writing and improve your writing skills at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Thursdays, October 22-November 19, 2015, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Tree Walk: Trees of the Prairie

Learn how oaks, walnuts, maples and dogwoods survive and thrive on the forest edge of the prairie at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 3:00-4:00 p.m. or Saturday, October 24, 2015, 1:00-2:00 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.

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.