Nature and Birding

Natural History of Maples

Natural History of Maples

Saturday, November 6, 2021, 9 a.m. – noon


Discover the world of maples. From the sweetness of sugar to the sturdiness of furniture to the myriad species of moths that dwell in their branches, explore where these trees are typically found and how they have been used over the centuries. Hear folklore and stories and learn about faunal partnerships. We’ll also look at species and cultivars available in the Chicago area and take a walk to view these stately trees in the Garden.

Heather Prince, horticulturist and landscape consultant
Classroom 2, Learning Center

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