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Natural history

Field Study: Birds of Spring-Sold out

Learn how to identify Illinois' spring resident and migratory birds by sight and call and meet other birders at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Sundays, April 6-May 18, 8:00-11:30 a.m.

Spring Bird Walks

Celebrate spring by searching The Morton Arboretum grounds for nature’s brightly colored pageant of spring birds. Dates vary starting April 19. Two sections.

Soils and Composting

Create better garden soil with the knowledge, tips, and techniques you gain in this class at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, April 22-May 13, 6:00-9:00 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 22-29; 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Habitats and Humanity-Canceled

Gain a new perspective on our local woodlands, wetlands, and prairies in this field-based ecological monitoring class at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Thursdays, April 24-May 1, 7:00-9:00 p.m. and 2 Saturdays, April 26-May 3, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Hike and Write

Learn how to sharpen your observational skills, take useful notes, and then create a story or essay at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Saturdays, April 26-May 10, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Frog ID Workshop

Spend an evening learning frog identification and be amazed by the amphibians at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 26, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Spring Woodland Wildflowers

Wander through the ever-changing array of blooms in our woodlands to learn how to identify wildflowers such as trillium, mayapple, and dog-tooth violet and hear about their folklore at The Morton Arboretum. Saturdays, April 26 or May 3, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Field Ecology: Spring

Explore freshwater ecosystems and consider the various living, climatic, and geological factors that create and maintain our water systems at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting April 29. Two sections.

Field Ecology: Spring

Explore freshwater ecosystems and consider the various living, climatic, and geological factors that create and maintain our water systems at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting April 29. Two sections.