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Winter Wildlife ID and Tracking (In-person)

Schedule and location

Saturday, February 6, 2021, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. (CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER)

Thornhill Shelter, P-21

Fees and registration

(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)

$16.00 member

$23.00 guest

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 or to be waitlisted (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course description

Meet the animals that prowl our woods and ponds all winter long. We rarely see them—mink, beaver, coyote, and deer—but they are here.  Learn the names and habits of the mammals that call northern Illinois home in the winter and follow them around the Arboretum and learn to read the messages they leave behind: tracks, scat, gnawings, tunnels, and burrows. Different animals will be covered in each section; sign up for one or for both for a more complete picture of Illinois wildlife!

Covid-19 Safety:

  • If you are unwell, or have been in contact with someone who is unwell in the last two weeks, you must stay home.
  • Participants must bring face masks. Face masks are required while indoors. Face masks are also required outdoors when social distancing is not possible.
  • 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.

Course number



Renae Frigo, naturalist

Renae Frigo has been teaching at The Arboretum since 2010. She currently works as the naturalist and manager of natural areas for the Glen Ellyn Park District. Renae has worked in the environmental field since 1994.

Course details

Notes: Held outdoors. Plan to spend at least 2 hours outside, so dress warmly, in layers. Ages 12+ welcome with an adult.  

Arboretum class weather, cancellation and refund policies

Winter Wildlife ID and Tracking (In-person)