The Morton Arboretum

Tracking The Arrival of Spring Flowers

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his time of year can see wild temperature swings, Monday saw a sunny 75 degress across the region by Friday it was cloudy, windy, and 25 degrees cooler. Despite that, spring flowers have started to make their appearance. For several years the Morton Arboretum’s Ed Hedborn has tracked the arrival of spring flowers. I visited with him last spring and wondered if the fluctuations in daytime temperature affects the early flowers

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Trolls Continue To Patrol Morton Arboretum

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With summer winding down, and families looking for last minute getaways and things to do, First Light host Brian O'Keefe revisits a story he first told you about in early June. If you’ve driven down I-88 in recent weeks, you may have noticed a giant wooden creature peering down on the traffic from a hill on the Morton Arboretum property. It’s one of several trolls installed at the Lisle based outdoor museum to celebrate summer. Brian met Arboretum Manager of Interpretation and Exhibits Sarah Sargent near the main parking lot where one of the trolls has crushed a car with a giant rock. The Trolls are the work of Danish artist Thomas Dambo

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There Be Trolls At The Arboretum

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If you’ve driven down I-88 in recent weeks, you may have noticed a giant wooden creature peering down on the traffic from a hill on the Morton Arboretum property. It’s one of several trolls installed at the Lisle based outdoor museum to celebrate summer. First Light host Brian O'Keefe met Arboretum Manager of Interpretation and Exhibits Sarah Sargent near the main parking lot where one of the trolls appears to have crushed a car with a giant rock. The Trolls are the work of Danish artist Thomas Dambo

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Weekly Report Tracks What's In Bloom

Despite our cool, almost non-existent spring, the region’s blooming plants won’t be deterred. First Light host Brian O'Keefe took a trip to Morton Arboretum this week to talk with Manager of Plant Records Ed Hedborn. During the spring Ed compiles a weekly report on what’s in bloom at the Lisle based Arboretum

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