Schedule and location
Friday, April 30, 2021, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Parking Lot 21
Fees and registration
Enjoy a walk under the trees with Brendon Reidy, Phenology Research Coordinator, and take in the Arboretum’s emerging spring blooms and colors. This seasonal stroll will give you the chance to view the spring blooms with an engaging story of the seasonal changes that trees go through each year. You’ll get a chance to hear about
- what factors affect when trees bloom
- what discoveries scientists are making about these changes
- what the timing of spring buds, leaves, and blooms can tell us about the bigger picture of our climate and local environment.
- If you are unwell, or have been in contact with someone who is unwell in the last two weeks, you must stay home. A full refund will be issued on request.
- Participants must bring face masks. Face masks are required while participating in Arboretum adult learning programs.
- Maintain a distance of six feet from others whenever possible.
- 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.
Brendon Reidy has been working in the Forest Ecology Lab at The Morton Arboretum since spring 2018. In his role as the Phenology Research Coordinator, he works to improve communication and coordination of volunteers for the Arboretum’s phenology monitoring program. Prior to joining the Arboretum staff, Brendon worked for the Downers Grove Park District as a naturalist and as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Lyman Woods & William F. Sherman Interpretive Center. He received his degree from Northeastern Illinois University and completed internships at the Field Museum and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. As a naturalist and outreach specialist, Brendon has a broad and varied skillset that comes in handy for helping develop educational and volunteer engagement programming on the fly.
Notes: Held outdoors. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Plan to walk more than a mile over uneven terrain.