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Plants of Wetlands

Schedule and location

Sunday, June 28, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Administration & Research Center, Herbarium Conference Room

Fees and Registration

$55.00 member
$65.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 or to be waitlisted (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) 

Course description

Learn the names and ecology of the wildflowers, sedges, rushes, and other plants that inhabit wetlands. Explore the beauty and diversity of wetland plants, and discover how to identify them, where to find them, what plants they are commonly associated with. You’ll learn their different life cycles and gain a deeper appreciation of the role and importance of plants in a functioning wetland ecosystem.

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Scott Kobal, plant ecologist, Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Scott Kobal is the Plant Ecologist with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, where he has been monitoring and assessing Forest Preserve lands and plant communities since 1990. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in wildlife management and has been teaching classes on plants and ecology at The Morton Arboretum since 2000.

Course details

  • Notes: Held indoors and outdoors. Please dress for the weather, with long sleeves and long pants/sturdy footwear (boots recommended). Limit 20
  • Continuing education: This class fulfills the Plant Identification elective for the Natural Areas Conservation Training (N-ACT) Program. (Learn more about N-ACT.) 

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