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Trees and Nature

Spring Wildflower Walk

Wander through the ever-changing array of blooms in our woodlands to learn how to identify wildflowers such as trillium, mayapple, and dog-tooth violet and hear about their folklore at The Morton Arboretum. Saturdays, April 16, 23, 30 or May 7, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Nature Journaling

Explore the changing face of spring through specific journaling techniques at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 16, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or (canceled) Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Thornhill Education Center

Bird Nests and Nesting Habits

Discuss the nest construction and nesting behavior of northern Illinois birds at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 30, 2016, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Frog ID Workshop

Learn the names and ecology of the frogs that call in the spring at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 1:00-3:30 p.m. or 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Warbler Workshop

In this intensive workshop, enjoy the spring warbler migration while learning about identification, arrival dates, migration patterns, habitat preferences, and daily feeding techniques at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, May 5, 7:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 7, 2016, 8:00 am-12:00 p.m.

Spring Twilight Hike

Enjoy the unique sights and sounds of a spring evening at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, April 22 or Wednesday, April 27 (April 27 changed to May 4) or Saturday, May 7, 2016, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Nature Journaling

Explore the changing face of spring through specific journaling techniques at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 16, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or (canceled) Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Thornhill Education Center

Advanced Spring Local Flora

Learn the identification skills to manage, restore, or simply enjoy woodland and prairie habitats, including identifying plants early in the growing season at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. This class can be taken as a component of the Woodland Stewardship Program in natural areas management at The Morton Arboretum.

Species on the Move: Updates on Invasive Threats to Urban and Natural Areas

The Morton Arboretum ISAM Workshop, May 12, 2016 Illinois Invasive Species Awareness Month This workshop will review the status of pests, pathogens, and invasive plants that threaten trees in Illinois.

Drain Tile Mapping for Conservation Planning

Gain the strategies and planning principles needed to effectively manage underground drain tile systems at The Morton Arboretum.Friday, May 13, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. This class can be taken as a component of the Woodland Stewardship Program in natural areas management at The Morton Arboretum.