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Habitat History Walk: Trees of the Prairie

Learn how the ‘bruised and battered’ oaks, walnuts, maples and dogwoods survive and thrive on the forest edge of the prairie at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, October 29, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Tree Pose Yoga

Come experience nature from a new angle through fun animal and tree yoga poses at The Morton Arboretum! Wednesdays in September and October, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Invoking Inspired Images

Learn to apply the photographic concepts you’ve learned in previous classes by exploring different ways to inspire your photos, including paintings, other photographers, poetry, and possibly music at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Wednesdays, October 29-November 19 and December 3, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Halloween Tram Tour: Nature at Night-Sold Out

Sold out! Wait list available: call 630-719-2468. Discover nature at night as you ride the tram at The Morton Arboretum this Halloween. Friday, October 31, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

New! Stroller-Based Fitness

Come experience The Morton Arboretum’s beauty as you get fit with your little ones along for the ride. Fridays, September-October, 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Structural Pruning

Late autumn is one of the best times to prune for plant structure. The foliage has fallen, revealing the limbs and form of the plant. In this workshop you will learn structural pruning techniques for specimen shrubs, small ornamental trees, and young trees at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 1, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

The Curious Naturalist

Learn age-appropriate techniques for connecting children with their environment at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 1, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The Echo of their Wings: The Life and Legacy of the Passenger Pigeon

Explore the passenger pigeon’s natural history and extinction from author and naturalist Joel Greenberg at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, November 12, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badge

Learn how to study, protect, and conserve soil and water resources. Compare and investigate soils of The Morton Arboretum’s meadows, forests and wetlands. 2 Sundays, November 2 and 23, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Soil: Ecology and Geology Beneath Your Feet

Learn about the geologic, climatic, and ecological factors that influence the development of an essential resource - soil at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, November 2, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.