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Conservation and restoration

Observing Nature

If you love being outdoors but are not sure how to truly observe all the intricacies of nature, join us for a morning of exploration at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, September 21, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Bird Evolution

Examine the evolutionary relationships of birds and the theories behind their scientific classification at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Wednesdays, October 8-22, 6:00-9:00 p.m., and 2 Saturdays, October 11-18, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Waterfowl at Hennepin & Hopper Lakes

Hone your waterfowl identification skills as you explore this magnificent wetland restoration with The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, October 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Saturday, October 18, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Native Seed Collection

Learn how and when to collect seeds from your favorite native plants. Walk through the prairie: identify the wildflowers, grasses and tree fruits that are ready for collection and storage at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 18, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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.

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.

Managing Urban Forests in a Changing Climate: conference registration

Register now to learn how to prepare your urban forest and your community for future climates at The Morton Arboretum Urban Tree Conference, “Managing Urban Forests in a Changing Climate,” November 18–19, 2014, in Lisle, Illinois. This two-day conference for tree professionals is presented in partnership with the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science and the USDA Forest Service. Registration is now open.