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Wild Edibles Walk-Sold Out

Discover the edible plants growing wild all around you at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Field Study: Birds of Summer

Become acquainted with the host of birds that nest and breed in our region at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Sundays, May 31 and June 14-28, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Acorn Ecology

Large oak trees will produce hundreds of thousands of acorns in their lifetime; only one will survive and grow to be a tree of the same size. Learn about strategies to stimulate oak reproduction, the fate of the unfortunate acorns, and oak seedlings at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 6, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Nature Explore Educator Workshops

Join Nature Explore at The Morton Arboretum for engaging, research-based educator workshops that support comprehensive learning with nature. Saturday, June 6, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and/or 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Field Ecology: Summer

Explore the natural world of Illinois in the summer session of Field Ecology at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Wednesdays, June 10-17, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m., and 2 Saturdays, June 13-20, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Spring Bird Walks

Celebrate spring by searching The Morton Arboretum grounds for nature’s brightly colored pageant of spring birds. Saturdays, April 18, May 16 or June 20, 2015, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Sedge Identification Workshop

Learn to identify the sedges, a diverse and ecologically important group of plants at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, June 25 and Friday, June 26, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Prairie Ethnobotany - DATE CHANGE

Learn how humans have used prairie plants on this midsummer hike at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, June 26, 2015, 9:30 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. 3 Thursdays, July 9, 16 & 30, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Saturday, July 25, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Summer Nature Hike

Spend the morning strolling in the cool shade of the gently rolling hills of the Arboretum’s East Woods and discover our beautiful native woodlands. Saturday, July 11, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.