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Meet the animals that prowl our woods and ponds all winter long at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 21, 2017, or Sunday, February 12, 2017, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Join an Arboretum expert for a cup of hot cocoa and a winter stroll through the conifer collection. Saturday, February 4, 2017, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., or Sunday, February 12, 2017, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Learn everything you wanted to know about tree sex and why it is important at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Learn the essential skills and knowledge for raising happy, healthy backyard chickens at The Morton Arboretum.Saturday, February 18, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Learn how to build a safe and comfortable home for your hens at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 18, 2017, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
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.
Become a nature photographer. Move beyond shooting in automatic; learn how to adjust your camera’s manual settings to get the shot you want at The Morton Arboretum. Three days:Two Thursdays, February 23 and March 2, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, February 25, 2017, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Feel your best and focus on total body health and well-being with a short hike outdoors, followed by a warming indoor yoga class at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. or Thursday, February 23, 2017, 10:00 to 11:30 am