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Conservation and restoration

Field Study: Birds of Winter

Learn techniques for accurately identifying Illinois' winter birds, spot species that are in the area this winter, and meet the migratory species that overwinter in our region at The Morton Arboretum.5 Sundays, January 18-February 15, 8:00-11:30 a.m

Deciduous Trees in Winter

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. 5 Sundays, January 18-February 15, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Winter Field Ecology

Discover how the struggle to find food and survive the cold shapes the interactions of plants and animals in Midwestern habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting Wednesday, January 14. Two sections

Applying for Your Illinois Pesticide License

Learn the requirements and join the review group to prepare to take your Illinois Pesticide License at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 7, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Winter Fauna

Learn about the mammals that live in Illinois. Explore the Arboretum’s woodlands, meadows and prairie to learn their identification, ecology, and ingenious mechanisms for survival. 3 Saturdays, February 7-21, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Conservation Biology

Explore the meaning and importance of biodiversity and its implications for natural area restoration, habitat management, and conservation of endangered species at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Saturdays, February 7-28, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Plant Families

Improve your plant identification skills by learning characteristics of plant families at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Sundays, February 8-February 15, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Site Planning for the Homeowner

Gain the tools you need to develop a plan for restoration at your site at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, February 12, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Engaging the Public

Interpretation has become a powerful tool used by volunteers to engage the community. This workshop is recommended for volunteers, stewards, and people who work in conservation, restoration and want to provide engaging education during programs, events, or work days. Saturday, February 21, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

New Invaders Watch Training Program

Learn about the New Invaders Watch Program and how to get involved in monitoring and reporting invasive plants that are new to our region at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, March 5, 6:00-9:00 p.m.