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Trees and Ecology

Experience the healing and wellness promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest. Take a mindful walk with a certified Forest Therapy guide on a trail at the Morton Arboretum as you awaken your senses and reconnect with nature. Select Mondays, January 23 through March 20, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or select Saturdays, January 21 through March 25, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Discover the beauty of winter trees and learn their identification at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 28, 2017, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.or Friday, February 24, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Discover how the struggle to survive the cold shapes the interactions of plants and animals in Midwestern habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 28, or Saturday, February 11, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of beekeeping at The Morton Arboretum. Four Wednesdays, February 1 through 22, 2017, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Join Jessica Turner-Skoff, treeologist at The Morton Arboretum, to learn about the growing body of scientific literature demonstrating the many ways trees benefit humans and our environment. Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Look for magnificent Bald Eagles (and other birds) at one of the most spectacular places to find them in west-central Illinois, Starved Rock State Park. (Sold Out) Saturday, February 4, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Learn techniques for accurately identifying Illinois' winter birds, spot species that are in the area this winter, and meet the migratory species that overwinter in our region at The Morton Arboretum. Five Sundays, February 5 through March 5, 2017, 8:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Join us in the Sterling Morton Library for this popular and interactive story time at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesdays or Fridays, November 2016, through March 2017, (except November 25, December 23.and January 18), 11:00 to 11:45 a.m.
Discover how the struggle to survive the cold shapes the interactions of plants and animals in Midwestern habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 28, or Saturday, February 11, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Learn to identify common trees that are highlights of the winter landscape at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.