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Trees and Ecology

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.

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. Four Sundays, September 11 through 25 and October 2, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Family Explorers Backpack

Rent a self-guided family backpack that will enhance your visit to The Morton Arboretum. Daily, April-October, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Fall Warbler Workshop

Enjoy the fall warbler migration while learning a methodical approach to dealing with fall plumages, arrival dates, migration patterns, habitat preferences, and alternate feeding approaches at the Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, September 13, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 17, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to noon

Acorn Express Adventures

Join us on the Acorn Express for a family friendly tram-ride adventure through The Morton Arboretum! Wednesdays and Fridays, April through October, 2016, 11:00 to 11:45 a.m.

Night Passages: Perils of Migration

Explore the Arboretum at night as we search for answers to questions about migration. Two Thursdays, September 15 through 22, 2016, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Fall Prairie Walk

Explore the colorful landscape of the fall prairie at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, September 15, 2016, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Full Moon Tram Tour

Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night, when no one is around. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, or Friday, September 16, 2016, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.