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FALL COLOR REPORT FROM THE MORTON ARBORETUM: WEEK OF OCT. 11-17

Each year, The Morton Arboretum’s trees are a prime stop for area leaf-peepers, as many of the Arboretum’s 4,200 varieties of trees turn a brilliant palette of vibrant reds, oranges and golds. Ed Hedborn is the Arboretum’s official Fall Color Scout and reports on the Arboretum’s color each week during the season.

FALL COLOR REPORT FROM THE MORTON ARBORETUM: WEEK OF OCT. 4-10

Each year, The Morton Arboretum’s trees are a prime stop for area leaf-peepers, as many of the Arboretum’s 4,200 varieties of trees turn a brilliant palette of vibrant reds, oranges and golds. Ed Hedborn is the Arboretum’s official Fall Color Scout and reports on the Arboretum’s color each week during the season.

THE MORTON ARBORETUM PARTICIPATES IN BLUE STAR MUSEUMS

As part of the annual Blue Star Museum program, The Morton Arboretum is offering free, year-round admission to active-duty service men or women with a valid ID. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel.

THE MORTON ARBORETUM ACHIEVES MUSEUM ACCREDITATION

The Morton Arboretum has received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition for a museum. Accreditation signifies excellence to the public as well as the Arboretum’s funding audience, professional community and government and other agencies.

Perfect prairie? No, but a pioneer

When Ray Schulenberg and other Morton Arboretum staff members set out to recreate a prairie on an eight-acre patch of farmland 51 years ago, there were no instructions to follow.

Golden days on the prairie

Late summer is the best time to enjoy the Schulenberg Prairie, and imagine what the Illinois landscape was like when the settlers arrived in this rippling sea of grasses and other plants.

Best Spring Hikes

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Arboretum’s spring landscape with these wonderful walks.

5 Outdoor Exercising Tips

Never mind the cold: Arb staff offer five tips for the best winter workout clothes designed to make outdoor exercise as comfortable as possible.

Best Winter Hikes

Stressed and looking for a prescription for tranquility? Consider a long quiet walk through the woods.

What’s Your Favorite Spot?

Arboretum Facebook fans write about their favorite spots surrounded by 1,700 acres of trees.

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