A Gift of Gratitude
People enjoy visiting The Morton Arboretum for a variety of reasons:
- Bicycling with friends on winding roads past lakes and meadows in full fall splendor.
- Becoming one with nature while experiencing the winter magnificence of the conifer trail.
- Sitting on a special bench, captivated by the springtime beauty of unique flowering collections.
- Celebrating a child’s or grandchild’s birthday at a party in the Children’s Garden.
- Holding hands with someone special while strolling down a favorite trail.
- Stopping to listen to the rustle of prairie grasses in late summer twilight.
- Hearing the calls of migratory bird or peepers peeping in the spring.
Each year, you recognize the impact of those experiences when you give to The Morton Arboretum by volunteering, renewing your membership, or providing additional financial support. Each year, your generosity enables The Morton Arboretum to continue to fulfill its mission to make the world a greener, healthier, and more beautiful place:
We greatly appreciate your many gifts of support, and we thank you with our gift of gratitude. We wish you and your family, your friends, and colleagues a wonderful Thanksgiving and a joyous holiday season.
- from your friends at The Morton Arboretum
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• Check out ProjectSquirrel.org to learn how tracking and observing squirrels can tell us what’s going on in our urban environments. Steve Sullivan, curator for the Chicago Academy of Sciences and Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and lead man for Project Squirrel, says that when squirrel behavior changes, it’s an indication that other things are changing in the environment.
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