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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, September 17 and Friday, September 18, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Basic Nature Photography

This course is designed for the beginning nature photographer to become confident and focused. 2 Thursdays, September 17-24, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 19, 2015, 8:00-11:00 a.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.

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.

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.

IOS 2015 Pre-Conference Tour

This five-day Pre-Conference Tour for the 8th International Oak Society Conference takes place October 13-17, 2015 and will travel from St. Louis down through the Illinois Ozarks and then north to The Morton Arboretum.

2015 Visiting Artist Series with Wendy Brockman: Painting Oaks

Learn to paint the details of Oaks with award winning artist Wendy Brockman. We will work with watercolor and gouache using specimens from the Morton Arboretum’s oak collections. Friday, October 16-Sunday, October 18, 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

8th International Oak Society Conference

The 8th International Oak Society Conference will take place October 18-21, 2015 at The Morton Arboretum. Register today!

IOS 2015 Post-Conference Tour

This three day Post-Conference Tour for the 8th International Oak Society Conference takes place October 22-24, 2015 and will travel from Chicago through the Indiana Dunes and its national park to the southwest Michigan beach region.

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.