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Press releases from The Morton Arboretum.

SIP WHISKEY AND STUDY ART AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM SCIENCE CAFES

What do fine wines and aged whiskeys have to do with trees? And how can art advocate for conservation? Join The Morton Arboretum for its Fall 2013 Zone 5 Science Cafes.

THE MORTON ARBORETUM USHERS IN THE SEASON WITH FALL COLORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD, FUN FALL ACTIVITIES

This fall, The Morton Arboretum’s 1,700 acres of trees will again reveal stunning colors, expected to draw thousands of leaf-peepers from around the region. The Arboretum’s collection includes trees from 40 different countries, for intense fall color that visitors can’t see anywhere else in the area. Visitors this October can also enjoy tasty fall food and see the Scarecrow Trail, a series of scarecrows created by local Boy and Girl Scouts.

EXPERIENCE CHAMBER MUSIC IN A CLASSIC SETTING THIS WINTER AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

Be swept away by classical chamber music this winter, performed in The Morton Arboretum’s historic Thornhill Education Center. Enjoy intimate, Sunday afternoon concerts while overlooking a scenic vista, followed by a reception where guests can meet with each other and the musicians.

November–December 2013 Calendar

See what's happening at The Morton Arboretum in November and December 2013.

THE MORTON ARBORETUM IS GOING TO THE DOGS DURING TAILS ON THE TRAILS

For the first time, man’s best friend is taking over The Morton Arboretum. On Saturday, September 14, the Arboretum’s Tails on the Trails event invites dog owners to hike and explore the Arboretum’s grounds with their canine companions.

NOTED BEE EXPERT AND AUTHOR DR. MAY BERENBAUM TO SPEAK AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM ON SEPTEMBER 7

The Morton Arboretum will welcome entomologist May Berenbaum to the Arboretum for a honey-themed talk on Saturday, September 7, when she will share the latest research on honeybees and colony collapse disorder, the mysterious dieoff of the honeybee population over the last seven years. Berenbaum is a member of the faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an internationally noted expert on the insect world.

THE ART OF BONSAI SHOWCASED AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

The millennium-old art of bonsai is coming to The Morton Arboretum this September. Discover these imaginative miniatures for yourself as members of the Prairie State Bonsai Society show off their masterpieces and demonstrate the award-winning techniques.

BUZZ INTO THE MORTON ARBORETUM FOR HONEY BEE WEEKEND

September is National Honey Month and The Morton Arboretum will be a beehive of activity during Honey Bee Weekend September 7 and 8. Join the Arboretum’s beekeeper and learn about honeybees during a beehive tour, peruse honey- and bee-themed products at the Honey Bee Expo, enjoy the ancient drink of mead during a Honey Mead Dinner, or attend a Lunch & Learn talk to hear one of the country’s top bee experts discuss the future of honeybees.

DR. BRYANT SCHARENBROCH RECEIVES ISA'S EARLY CAREER SCIENTIST AWARD

Dr. Bryant Scharenbroch, an urban soil scientist at The Morton Arboretum, is this year's recipient of the International Society of Arboriculture's (ISA) Early Career Scientist Award.

GLASS PUMPKIN PATCH RETURNS TO THE MORTON ARBORETUM

This fall, the Morton Arboretum announces the return of the Glass Pumpkin Patch, a cornucopia of unique blown-glass artwork set against a backdrop of the Arboretum’s colorful trees. From Wednesday, October 16 through Sunday, October 20, the event will feature 3,000 glass pumpkins and other autumnal designs such as apples, gourds, acorns, and more.

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