Morris Arboretum has a lot of beautiful plants in bloom right now. But when you walk around the garden, it is easy to see that a lot more than plants live at the Arboretum. There are plenty of animals that you will see and hear as you enjoy the gardens. Ducks and geese are easy to see by the wetlands (and you may be lucky and see a fox or a hawk or heron). Squirrels and chipmunks can be seen scrambling across the paths. Birds are also prolific and you will likely see robins, orioles, warblers, catbirds, wrens, cardinals, red-winged blackbirds and more. These are just a few animals that I saw during my walk this afternoon.
If you are interested in birding, there are some great birding classes that you can take here at the Morris Arboretum. These classes build appreciation for nature and can help you identify birds that live or migrate through the Arboretum. Browse our classes offered here.