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Conservation and restoration, Adult programs

Spring Fauna

In the spring, animals emerge from their winter slumber, explore their habitats, and choose their mates. Study the field identification and natural history of reptiles and amphibians and observe patterns of emergence, habitat, mate selection, and migration at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Thursdays, April 2 and April 9, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and 3 Saturdays, April 18-May 2, 2015, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Local Flora: Spring

Learn the names of the wildflowers covering the forest floor in spring at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Saturdays, April 11-May 2, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Salamander Survey

Explore the fascinating biology of salamanders and learn techniques for monitoring their biodiversity for management purposes at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Introduction to Pesticides

Learn to safely and effectively use pesticides in managing natural areas through hands on training at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Bumps in the Night

Take a closer look at the natural history of some of the local denizens of the night and explore how our daily lives impact theirs at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Tuesdays, April 21-28, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Woodland Conservation & Management

Help conserve our woodlands and gain the confidence and skills that will make you an effective woodland steward at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Wednesdays, April 29-June 3, 2015, 5:30-8:30 p.m. & 6 Saturdays, May 2-June 6, 2015 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Bird Conservation

Investigate how bird populations are naturally affected by habitat, competition, and predation; then apply these principles to understanding conservation threats at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Wednesdays, May 27 and June 3-10, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and 3 Saturdays, May 30 and June 6-13, 2015, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Acorn Ecology

Large oak trees will produce hundreds of thousands of acorns in their lifetime; only one will survive and grow to be a tree of the same size. Learn about strategies to stimulate oak reproduction, the fate of the unfortunate acorns, and oak seedlings at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 6, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

IOS 2015 Pre-Conference Tour

This five-day Pre-Conference Tour for the 8th International Oak Society Conference takes place October 13-17, 2015 and will travel from St. Louis down through the Illinois Ozarks and then north to The Morton Arboretum.

8th International Oak Society Conference

The 8th International Oak Society Conference will take place October 18-21, 2015 at The Morton Arboretum. Register today!