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October 2019

Morning Bird and Nature Walk

October 4 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Lurie Garden in Millenium Park, Chicago, IL United States

Begin your day surrounded by nature and observing birds in the Lurie Garden and Millennium Park. Join Jeff Walk, director of science for The Nature Conservancy in Illinois, and Lurie Garden staff on this bird and plant appreciation walk. Register>> Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s continued efforts in providing free nature programs to the public. With your contribution, you help us to continue these free programs. Click here to Support Lurie Garden's Free Nature Programming    

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2019 Urban Wild – Celebrate Fall with Lurie Garden

October 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pritzker Stage, Millennium Park,

Join Lurie Garden to celebrate one of our favorite seasons in the garden. Partake in the bounty of our garden and busy bees and the products from other wild and domesticated urban residents! Lurie Garden honey will be sold, (limit 2 jars/person) . A limited quantity of Lurie Garden seeds will be available for giveaway. Enjoy for the delectable samples and sales of food and other local products and music from the Old Town School of Folk Music (artwork by Sanya Glisic).…

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Gardener’s Plant Walk

October 25 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
Lurie Garden in Millenium Park, Chicago, IL United States

These morning walks are for the gardener that would like focused information about Lurie Garden plants and their place in our garden landscape. These walks are meant to expand your understanding of plant varieties, their habits and environmental requirements. Each walk will last approximately 45 minutes. Register Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s continued efforts in providing free nature programs to the public. With your contribution, you help us to continue these free programs. Click here to Support…

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November 2019

Zombie Gardening: Urban Plant Foraging

November 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Choral Room, 201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Adam Kessel, author of Zombie Gardening, creates a fun and unique way to learn about the plants in the Chicago area. After a brief presentation, we'll try our hand at a zombie survival activity and take a walk through Lurie Garden and the area surrounding Millennium Park to identify edible and medicinal plants and find out what we could forage in the event zombies take over! This class is recommended for adults and children 10 & up. Register Your support…

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Speaker Series: A Wildflower Painter’s Colorful Documentation: Project 200

November 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center Millennium Park Room, 78 E. Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States

Local award-winning botanical artist and teacher, Heeyoung Kim, visits natural areas of the Midwest and paints native plants of our prairies and woods. The nature of her work has made her more sensitive than most about the effects of climate change on our local native habitat. Less than 1% of the original tallgrass prairie remains - time is running out for plants native to these areas! Throughout time botanical artists have documented plants, carefully observing and recording live specimens. Botanical art…

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Poetry Workshop: Forms & Features: The Language of Plants and Flowers

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Choral Room, 201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney of the Poetry Foundation. To celebrate fall in the Lurie Garden, we will read and discuss poetry that examines the language of plants and flowers, including the etymologies of species’ multiple names, and floriography, the coded messages composed of bouquets. After spending time in the garden, participants will compose original poems that explore the many languages of plants and flowers. Space is limited, registration requested.…

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December 2019

Birdfeeders for Winter Birds

December 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Choral Room, 201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

You can help the resident birds by providing some much needed food during the winter months. Learn about who stays in the area for winter and how they survive. Each family will make one bird feeder. Materials will be provided. This workshop is for adults and families with children between the ages of 6 and up. Register Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s continued efforts in providing free nature programs to the public. With your contribution, you help…

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