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Trees and Ecology

Browse a selection of ornamental and edible seeds, and take home a variety to plant this spring at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 21, 2017, noon to 3:00 p.m.
Explore the winter landscape with an expert guide, learn to identify the birds that overwinter in Illinois, and discuss their behaviors and natural history at The Morton Arboretum. Saturdays, January 21 or February 18, 2017, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m., or March 18, 2017, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Learn how and why to save your own seeds at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 21, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to noon
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. Five Sundays, January 22 through February 19, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sign up for each day a la carte or take all five sessions for a complete introduction to winter trees.
Meet the animals that prowl our woods and ponds all winter long at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 21, 2017, or Sunday, February 12, 2017, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Learn to understand the Latin names for plants and animals by relating them to English words at The Morton Arboretum. Two Sundays, January 22 and 29, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Experience the healing and wellness promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest. Take a mindful walk with a certified Forest Therapy guide on a trail at the Morton Arboretum as you awaken your senses and reconnect with nature. Select Mondays, January 23 through March 20, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or select Saturdays, January 21 through March 25, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Discover how the struggle to survive the cold shapes the interactions of plants and animals in Midwestern habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 28, or Saturday, February 11, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Discover the beauty of winter trees and learn their identification at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 28, 2017, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.or Friday, February 24, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Join Jessica Turner-Skoff, treeologist at The Morton Arboretum, to learn about the growing body of scientific literature demonstrating the many ways trees benefit humans and our environment. Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.