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Shorebird Identification

Learn the identifying characteristics of local shorebirds at The Morton arboretum.Thursday, August 6, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Sunday, August 9, 2015, 8:00 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, July 18 or August 15, 2015, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Prairie Conservation and Management

Learn about prairie function and ecology, how to tell a hill prairie from a dry mesic prairie, and become familiar with prairie flora at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Saturdays, August 15-29 and September 12-19, 2015, 8:00-11:00 a.m., and 3 Thursdays, August 20-September 3, 2015, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Intro to Natural Areas Management

Learn principles and practices for managing critical habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, August 20, 2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m.; Sunday, August 23, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; Saturday, August 29, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Field Study: Birds of Fall

Enjoy autumn’s amazing birding as you learn to identify the migratory birds filling the air at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Sundays, August 30 and September 13-27, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.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, September 17 and Friday, September 18, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.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.

8th International Oak Society Conference

Registration is now open for the 8th International Oak Society Conference, October 18-21, 2015 at The Morton Arboretum.