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Natural history

Winter programs? Check back soon!

Registration for winter programs will open November 3.

Nature Writing

Explore different types of nature writing and improve your writing skills at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Thursdays, October 23-November 20, 6:00-8:30 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.

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.

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, extinction, and conservation lessons with author and naturalist Joel Greenberg at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, November 12, 7:00-8:30 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.

Geocaching

Join us on a real-world outdoor treasure hunt among the trees around Lake Marmo at The Morton Arboretum! Saturday, November 8, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

The Meaning of Wilderness

Explore the meaning of the word “wilderness” in literature and in our use today at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, December 6, 1:30-3:30 p.m.