Morton Arboretum

(credit: Hyacynth Worth)

Earth Day With The Kids

The last two weekends in April promise to be green in the Chicagoland in so many ways with trees budding and unfurling their leaves and both Earth Day and Arbor Day celebrations in full swing around the city and suburbs. Mark your calendars for Earth Day Sunday, April 22, and Arbor Day Friday, April 27, and take a peak below to plan out how to celebrate our great Earth with the kiddos while teaching them ways to be good stewards of our precious resources.



Guide To Groundhog Day

Since 1993, the Groundhog Day holiday has enjoyed renewed interest due to the namesake cult film starring the very excellent Bill Murray as weatherman Phil Connors. While Punxsatawney, PA gets most the national attention on the day itself, the actual location of the filming of Groundhog Day is our very own Woodstock, IL. Murray was the star, but the town itself plays a major role…



Mild Weather Brings Early Spring To Morton Arboretum

The Chicago area’s unseasonably warm temperatures have forced some forsythia buds into bloom four months early at the Morton Arboretum just west of the city.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2012


2 Hospitalized In Crash On Morton Arboretum Grounds

A crash on the grounds of the Morton Arboretum sent two people to the hospital Wednesday night.

CBS Chicago–12/29/2011


Fall Into Color At Morton Arboretum

The Morton Arboretum is a true treasure of nature, located right here in the western suburbs. While staying true to its mission of planting and conserving trees, the internationally acclaimed arboretum offers learning opportunities for all ages…


Joanne Slahor gives CBS 2's Rob Johnson a tour of the Morton Arboretum in Lisle. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Morton Arboretum

There’s no time like the present to enjoy autum colors at the west surburban oasis. CBS 2’s Rob Johnson takes a tour.



Family Fun Weekend Guide

The end of May showers will hopefully lead to some June flowers, but just because spring is running a little late doesn’t mean you have to hide indoors. We’ve some picks to get you out of the house this weekend, rain or shine.


Chicago Botanic Garden

Best Activities For Spring In Chicago

The snow is melting and people are beginning to wear flip-flops even though it’s only 40 degrees–this can only mean one thing– it’s Spring time in Chicago. Celebrate the release from hibernation and finally cure your cabin fever. Get outdoors and smell the flowers!


An Emerald Ash Borer Beetle. (James Zablotny/USDA Photo)

Morton Arboretum Hit By Emerald Ash Borer

The Morton Arboretum is now in the same boat as so many with Ash trees: Foresters report the Emerald Ash Borer has arrived at the 1,700 acre nature preserve west of Chicago.


An Emerald Ash Borer Beetle. (James Zablotny/USDA Photo)

Ash Borers Found At Arboretum

Staff at The Morton Arboretum in west suburban Lisle discovered emerald ash borers, but they’re not panicking.


Autumn Leaves

What Gives Autumn Leaves Their Colors?

Leaves change color every year, for a sight so beautiful that many Americans plan their vacations around it. But do you know why?

CBS 2–10/14/2010

Best Family Day Trips Outside of Chicago

Best Family Day Trips Outside of Chicago

Sometimes it’s nice to venture outside the city limits and explore a new area with the family. It’s great to teach kids that there is a lot more in the world beyond the skyscrapers, taxis […]