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Trees and Ecology

Beautiful Butterflies 18-35 months

Hike, listen to stories, and play games in this interactive sensory based class. We’ll dress up like butterflies, sip some nectar and play butterfly seek and find at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, August 10 or Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

Beautiful Butterflies 3-5 years

Hike, listen to stories, and play games in this interactive sensory based class. We’ll dress up like butterflies, sip some nectar and play butterfly seek and find at The Morton Arboretum! Tuesday, August 9 or Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Summer Bird Walks

Enjoy summer at The Morton Arboretum by searching the woods, fields, and edges for summertime birds. Saturdays, June 18, July 16, or August 20, 2016, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m.

Girl Scout Camp Out in the Children's Garden

Join us for a camp-out designed especially for scouts at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, August 26th through Saturday August 27th, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 a.m

Insect Study Merit Badge

Spend the day at The Morton Arboretum observing live species of insects in their habitats while learning why they are different from other animals species. Two Sundays, August 28 and September 25, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Summer Tree Walk

Enjoy a stroll along tree-lined trails with an Arboretum expert.Thursday, July 7, 2016, 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. or Saturday, August 27, 2016, 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Natural Areas Management

Learn principles and practices for managing critical habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, September 8, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Sunday, September 11, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and Saturday, September 17, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 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 8, and Friday, September 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m.

Basic Plant ID (Online and in-person)

Get the plant and botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting Tuesday July 5. Multiple sections.

Trees of Illinois I

Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, August 26, 2016, or Sunday, September 11, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.