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Trees and Ecology

Explore the geology at The Morton Arboretum while earning your merit badge. Use a topographic map to determine elevation. Sunday, February 19, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Learn to identify trees without their leaves. Explore the winter identification of trees at the Arboretum and develop the skills to identify trees on your own using clues found in buds, fruits, leaf scars, bark, and branching patterns of winter trees. Five Sundays, January 22 through February 19, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sign up for each day a la carte or take all five sessions for a complete introduction to winter trees.
Learn about hummingbirds, the “acrobats of the air,” with expert global birder Denis Kania at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 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.
Learn to recognize 40 common conifers, plus a few unusual ones at The Morton Arboretum. Four Saturdays, February 25, March 4, 18, and 25, 2017, 9:00 a.m to noon (No class on March 11)
Learn about birds and decorate a wooden birdhouse to take home at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 25, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., or 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Marking our 95th anniversary in 2017, The Morton Arboretum has a rich history to celebrate.Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Learn to identify plants without leaves or flowers at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 4, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to noon
Discover the principles and practice of ecosystem restoration at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Tuesday, March 7, 2017, and In person component: Two Tuesdays, March 14 and March 28, 2017, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Learn to make wood sing in this build-your-own musical instrument class at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 11, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.