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Adult programs, Natural history

Summer Insect Walk

Discover the insects that bring the air to life in the summer at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 28; 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Field Ecology: Summer

Explore the natural world of Illinois in the summer session of Field Ecology at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 18. Two sections.

Conservation Biology

Explore the meaning and importance of biodiversity and its implications for natural area restoration, habitat management, and conservation of endangered species at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Wednesdays, July 9-30, 6:30-9:30 p.m. & Saturday, July 26, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Full Moon Tram Tour: Nature at Night

Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night when no one is around. With the moon shining through the trees a tram ride reveals a captivating symphony of sounds, mysterious spaces, and wildlife on the move. Saturday, June 14 or Saturday July 12, 7:00 p.m-9:30 p.m.

Local Flora: Summer

Discover the names of the wildflowers filling the prairies in summer at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Sundays, July 13-August 10, 9:00 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, June 21, July 19, and August 16, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Prairie Ethnobotany

Learn how humans have used prairie plants on this midsummer hike at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August 9, 10:00 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, June 21, July 19, and August 16, 8:00-10:30 a.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, August 21 and Friday, August 22, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Field Study: Birds of Fall

Enjoy autumn’s amazing birding as you learn to identify the migratory birds filling the air. 5 Sundays, August 24 and September 7-28, 8:00-11:30 a.m.