Learn to identify the animals that live in northern Illinois all winter long by using the signs they leave behind: tracks, scat, gnawings, tunnels, and burrows. Though it is rare to spot mink, beaver, coyote, and deer in the Chicago region, it is possible to see signs of them throughout the woods and ponds. In this class, you will learn the names and habits of the mammals that call northern Illinois home in the winter. Search for and study their tracks as you walk the grounds, and see what you can learn about wildlife ID, animal behavior, and adaptations.
This program meets in person at The Morton Arboretum
Instructor: Nate Hambel, wildlife interpreter, Willowbrook Wildlife Center
Age: 16 and older