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Take a closer look at the trees in your neighborhood and explore their beauty as the seasons unfold all around us.

A pink and white crab apple flower

Explore the grains that give us muffins, pizza, bread, and cupcakes, and sample the delicious flavors of spring, with these family activity suggestions from our early childhood team!
Take a closer look at the trees in your neighborhood and explore their beauty as the seasons unfold all around us.
Composting transforms food scraps and decaying plant material into nutritious plant food. Explore the amazing changes that happen in a compost bin, and make your own “compost stew,” with these activity suggestions from our early childhood team.
Seeds are energy powerhouses! They contain everything a plant needs to begin growing, except for sunlight and water. Some seeds, like avocado pits, are large; others, like marigold or poppy seeds, are small. Some seeds are green (lentils), others are brown (chestnuts), yellow (mustard), or red (pomegranates). Explore the incredible diversity of these mini superheroes that turn into the many plants we enjoy, with these activity suggestions from our early childhood team:
Spring is nesting time for most species of birds. Take a morning walk in April or early May to listen to the beautiful songbird chorus and observe birds’ complex behavior as they seek mates, build nests, and defend their territories – all before trees fully leaf out!
In spring, the forest comes alive with the comings and goings of its many inhabitants. Take a leisurely walk on a path surrounded by trees and look for squirrels building new nests, birds singing on branches, chipmunks rustling in the leaves, turtles basking in the sun, and other animals emerging from winter’s slumber.
Join us for digital Arboretum Yoga sessions. Maintain your health and well-being with yoga from the comfort of your home. Mondays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., March 23 through May 18, 2020, or Wednesdays, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., March 25 through September 30, 2020.
Learn principles and practices for managing critical habitats. Join us as we visit a variety of managed ecosystems in the Chicagoland area to discuss current conservation challenges and strategies with site managers and volunteer stewards. Wednesday, June 3, 2020: Online materials become available Thursday, June 11, 2020: Live webinar, 6:30-8:00 p.m., and Sunday, June 14, and Sunday, June 28: Live webinars, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Focus on your wellness with help from The Morton Arboretum. Join us for a week of online wellness programs. Take time out for your mental and emotional wellbeing with a series of online offerings for mind and body.

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