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Natural history

Bird Conservation

Investigate how bird populations are naturally affected by habitat, competition, and predation; then apply these principles to understanding conservation threats at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Wednesdays, May 27 and June 3-10, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and 3 Saturdays, May 30 and June 6-13, 2015, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

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.