Adult Opportunities

Native Plant Identification

Enrich your understanding of our local natural areas by learning to identify the most common native plants.

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Knowing the names of the common native plants you see on your walks, bike rides, or volunteer days can deepen your connection with the natural world. In this class, you will learn what to look for when identifying a plant, and then spend time walking the grounds of The Morton Arboretum with an expert, learning the names and identifying characteristics of common native plants of Northern Illinois.

This class is great for the beginner or for any naturalist looking to brush up on native plant ID.

This program meets in person at the Arboretum.

Instructor: Katrina Lewin, plant records coordinator, The Morton Arboretum

Age: 16 and older

Course number: N233


Katrina Lewin, plant records coordinator, The Morton Arboretum

Katrina Lewin has a bachelor’s degree in ornamental horticulture from the University of Illinois and has been a horticulturist at The Morton Arboretum since 2004. She enjoys teaching pruning and plant identification classes and is a frequent speaker at local garden clubs.

What to Know

This program is held mostly outdoors. Dress for the weather.

Wear comfortable shoes, and be prepared to walk up to two miles on uneven terrain.

Program Schedule

Saturday, June 22, 2024, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Thornhill Education Center


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