CLASSES ON THE MOVE

Spend a few hours with a leading Arboretum expert to discover what plants are unfurling and blooming and which creatures are coming and going throughout the Arboretum. Enroll in one or several of these "classes on the move" to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the seasonal changes in this unique setting. Instructors include acclaimed landscape gardener Richard Gjertson and wildlife expert Matt Schuth. Bring your binoculars and a willingness to savor the wonders of the flora and fauna.

Birds and Blooms 
Photo Credit: El.le Photography (Flikr) 

Walks with Matt: Birds and Blooms of the Wildflower Garden (960-04-25-15)
Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m. - Noon
Matt Schuth, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum naturalist and birding expert

Arboretum naturalist Matt Schuth will take you on the walk of the season to find the first flowers and catch sight of the migrating birds of springtime. Learn about the birds that are just passing through and those who are coming to stay for the summer. Discover the ephemeral flowers of spring. Return refreshed and invigorated by the change of season at the Arb. Dress for the weather and bring your binoculars. Limit 40, Ordway Parking Lot

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$12 member/$24 non-member
, includes Arboretum admission 

 Early Bird
Photo Credit: Mike Beauregard (Flikr)

Walks with Matt: The Early Bird Catches the Worm (960-05-09-15)
Saturday, May 9, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Matt Schuth, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum naturalist and birding expert

With Arboretum naturalist Matt Schuth, no two walks are alike, and surprises are guaranteed! Join him to catch the sights and sounds of early warblers, thrushes, kinglets, phoebes, waterfowl, and a variety of sparrows. You'll discover details about their nesting and mating habits, and find out about the awakening flora of the Arb during spring. Dress for the weather and bring your binoculars. Limit 40, Ordway Parking Lot

register $12 member/$24 non-member, includes Arboretum admission 

 Sing

Walks with Matt: Sing Like the Birds (960-05-23-15)
Saturday, May 23, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Matt Schuth, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum naturalist and birding expert

canceled.

 Bobolinks
Photo Credit: Kelly Colgan Azaron (Flikr)

Walks with Matt: Bobolinks and Meadowlarks (960-06-13-15)
Saturday, June 13, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Matt Schuth, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum naturalist and birding expert

Explore the open fields and woodland edges of the Arboretum to observe bobolinks, meadowlarks, and other birds of beauty with naturalist Matt Schuth. You'll learn about more than birds, and hear other fascinating stories about the flora and fauna in its spring glory. Discover details about our bluebird program and perhaps even get up close and personal with baby bluebirds. Dress for the weather and bring your binoculars! Limit 40, Ordway Parking Lot

register $12 member/$24 non-member, includes Arboretum admission 

 Spring Peeper
Photo Credit: Christopher Hall (APS)

Walks with Julia: Early Morning Spring Peeper Meadow (960-07-25-15)
Saturday, July 25, 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Julia Bohnen, horticulturist who was instrumental in the creation of the Arboretum's Spring Peeper Meadow Restoration 

Revel in the sights and sounds of the Arboretum's Spring Peeper Meadow in the midst of lush summer. Gather at the Spring Peeper Meadow to learn about the history of the restoration of this unique site, where the birds you might encounter include Eastern kingbirds, wood ducks, tree swallows, marsh wrens and more. Discover why wetland meadows are so important to our region and delight in the rich diversity found in this precious pocket of the Arboretum. Dress for weather and bring your binoculars! Limit 40, Spring Peeper Meadow Parking Lot

register $12 member/$24 non-member, includes Arboretum admission 

 Prairie
Photo Credit: Roger Pavelle (APS)

Walks with Matt: Prairie in Its Glory (960-08-22-15)
Saturday, Aug. 22, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Matt Schuth, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum naturalist and birding expert

The Arboretum prairie will be in its glory at the end of summer, and you won't want to miss seeing it with acclaimed naturalist Matt Schuth. From tall grasses to flowering plants, along with the humming insects and birds who linger into late summer, you'll gain insights into the prairie that once covered our region. Dress for the weather and bring your binoculars! Limit 40, Ordway Parking Lot

register  $12 member/$24 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

 Mushrooms
Photo Credit: Jason Costanza (Flikr)

Walks with Matt: Maybe Mushrooms and Always More! (960-09-12-15)
Saturday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m. - Noon
Matt Schuth, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum naturalist and birding expert

The advent and duration of the mushroom season are the result of a seemingly mysterious combination of components. Learn about what conditions are needed for mushrooms to arise as if simply through forest magic. You'll be a part of the hunt for the wide and amazing assortment of mushrooms and fungi at the Arboretum. Whether you find abundance or scarcity, you will gain an appreciation for the fragile life cycle of these important organisms and learn how to respect and preserve their environments. Dress for the weather and bring your binoculars! Limit 40, Meet in the Visitor Center

register $12 member/$24 non-member, includes Arboretum admission 

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To Register for Class

To register online, click on the "Register" button listed with the class. Or call 612-301-1210 to register by phone. You can also view the Spring/Summer 2015 Learn Catalog to see the full class offerings and use the registration form.

 

Questions?
Call 612-301-1210
or email: ArbEdu@umn.edu

Cancellation Policy: Registration cancellations must be made two weeks prior to class date in order to receive refund. A $5 processing fee will apply.