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Autumn Equinox Hike

Schedule and location

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Location to be announced

Fees and Registration

$16.00 member
$23.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)
BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course description

Celebrate the first day of fall with a guided hike through the Arboretum’s natural areas.

The autumn equinox is the day of the year when the sun is directly above the equator, making day and night equal in length all around the world. The autumn equinox has been recognized throughout human history with rituals and traditions, celebrated in various ways by different cultures.

Take part in a guided walk on this special day. Hear equinox lore. Learn about the animals that are active by day and by night. Learn how the shorter days trigger certain activities in nature, and how the flora and fauna prepare for the winter season that lies ahead.


Program participants must comply with current public health guidelines as required by the Governor of Illinois, which include social distancing and the use of face masks when indoors and when social distancing is not possible outdoors. For more information on the Arboretum’s guidelines, please watch the video at https://www.mortonarb.org/visit-explore/plan-visit/know-you-go-visit-information.

Course number



Education Program Guides with The Morton Arboretum

Course details


  • Held outdoors.
  • Please dress for the weather and be prepared to walk on wood chip paths.
  • Wear sturdy, comfortable shoes. If rain is forecast, bring rain gear. 
  • Bring insect repellent and sunscreen; bring water.
  • Plan to walk more than one mile over uneven terrain.
  • Limit 8

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