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The Song of the Frog

Peep! Peep! Peep! What’s that high-pitched sound? Are there baby chickens around here? More likely, what you’re hearing on an early spring day at The Morton Arboretum is the mating call of a spring peeper—a tiny frog, about an inch long, that lives near the lakes and marshes. You can hear them in the East Woods or near Crowley Marsh or any water at the Arboretum.

Bring the Ribbit! The Exhibit experience home with these froggy finds

On April 8, we will welcome the 23 larger-than-life frogs of Ribbit! The Exhibit. In celebration, the staff of The Arboretum Store has been on the hunt for unique frog-themed products for the home and garden. Shoppers are also invited to head to the store's children's section for fun items for all ages.

Construction begins at South Farm

As part of the Growing Brilliantly Campaign, the Arboretum is constructing new facilities at South Farm, a staff work area located to the southwest of the Visitor Center.

Warm spells don’t mean it’s time to garden

Early spring in Chicago often brings spells of warm weather. But that doesn’t mean it’s time to start gardening, says Doris Taylor, Plant Clinic manager at The Morton Arboretum.

Watch out for winter burn

As spring arrives, you may start to notice brown patches on some evergreen shrubs. They’re likely to become more noticeable against the green of the garden as leaves open on other plants.

Poems for Tree Lovers

February is a time for love and poetry. So we thought we’d share some of our favorite poetry about the love of trees.

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Gifts for a gardener

Drop by The Arboretum Store at The Morton Arboretum to find a distinctive, inspiring, or useful gift for your favorite gardener for the 2015 holiday season.

The Arboretum embarks on a project to renew the DuPage River

Visitors to The Morton Arboretum in November and December will likely start to see something that has been hidden for years: the banks of the DuPage River.

Arboretum arborists take home top spots in tree climbing competition

Congratulations to The Morton Arboretum's arborists Beau Nagan and Brandon Dobnick who took home first and third place overall in the Illinois Arborist Association Tree Climbing Competition Master's Challenge.

Winners announced in the Brick by Brick Photo Contest

Dozens of LEGO® enthusiasts shared their wonderful nature-inspired LEGO brick masterpieces with us in our Brick by Brick Photo Contest.

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