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 at The Morton Arboretum, participants 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 Arboretum.
Instructor: Susan Lawrence, adjunct professor, Aurora University
Age: 16 and older
Course number: N019