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Trees and Nature

Natural history

The Arboretum is well known as a tree focused botanical garden, but there are many stories you may not know that are still waiting to be told. Discover new tales and unique features on this conversational evening hike. Thursday, October 3, or 17, 2019, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Uncover hidden treasures and learn secrets found in the stacks in this special program at the Sterling Morton Library. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Discover another side of poet Emily Dickinson, who was also an avid gardener at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Did you know that many of Illinois’ best prairies are found in cemeteries? Join botanist Christopher Benda for a tour of one of these high-quality cemetery prairies. Saturday, October 12, 2019, 10:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy a brisk autumn walk and take in the changing colors of the Arboretum’s trees. Guided by our forest ecologist, this special seasonal stroll will give you the chance to view fall color with the engaging story of the seasonal changes that trees go through each year. Saturday, October 19, or November 2, 2019 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Under the light of a full moon, hit the trail for a night of troll hunting at The Morton Arboretum! Tuesday, November 12; Wednesday November 13; Wednesday, December 11; or Thursday, December 12, 2019, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Connect with trees and nature and spend a night under the stars on the beautiful grounds of the Arboretum during this adults-only nature retreat. Saturday and Sunday, October 5 and 6, 2019, 4:00 p.m. to noon.
Leave the leaf-peeping traffic behind and escape in a kayak where you can experience the vivid colors of fall's foliage from the waters of the Ned Brown Preserve in Busse Woods. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wildlife populations are rebounding across the Chicago suburbs. Sharing space with wild animals comes with challenges as well as many benefits. Come explore the human-wildlife dynamic and learn how you can take action to support our local wildlife in all the right ways at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Enjoy the last of the migratory birds for the year. Three Saturdays, November 9 through 23, 2019, 8:00 to 11:30 a.m.

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