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Perennial Maintenance Walking Tour

Walk through the Arboretum's perennial groupings to talk about spring maintenance chores on a wide variety of perennials at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Perennials: What’s Hot, What’s Not

Explore the newest perennial selections! Find out what works well for Illinois (and what doesn't), and get tips for getting the best out of your plants at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Bird Conservation

Investigate how bird populations are naturally affected by habitat, competition, and predation; then apply these principles to understanding conservation threats at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Wednesdays, May 27 and June 3-10, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and 3 Saturdays, May 30 and June 6-13, 2015, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Wild Edibles Walk

Discover the edible plants growing wild all around you at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Forest Therapy Guide Training

Forest Therapy or Shinrin-Yoku combines traditional techniques of mindfulness with a unique approach to nature connection drawn from the latest medical research. You will learn skills that are applicable in any forest ecosystem and can be adapted to other natural settings and human-built environments such as city parks and at The Morton Arboretum. Monday, June 1-Sunday, June 7,2015 , 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Acorn Ecology

Large oak trees will produce hundreds of thousands of acorns in their lifetime; only one will survive and grow to be a tree of the same size. Learn about strategies to stimulate oak reproduction, the fate of the unfortunate acorns, and oak seedlings at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 6, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Nature Explore Educator Workshops

Join Nature Explore at The Morton Arboretum for engaging, research-based educator workshops that support comprehensive learning with nature. Saturday, June 6, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and/or 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Spring Bird Walks

Celebrate spring by searching The Morton Arboretum grounds for nature’s brightly colored pageant of spring birds. Saturdays, April 18, May 16 or June 20, 2015, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Prairie Ethnobotany

Learn how humans have used prairie plants on this midsummer hike at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, June 26, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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.