The new feature in Wonderland Express this year is The Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup. We’ve identified some of the natural materials that make up all four of the Chicago sports features in this video. When you visit, you’ll see eleven garden-scale trains travel past over 80 Chicago landmarks creatively made from materials you might find in your own backyard! Visit chicagobotanic.org/wonderland for tickets and information.
Children ages 2-4 learn about nature with their caregivers at the Little Diggers programs at the Chicago Botanic Garden. See what the kids get to do in this video. Registration is open now for 2011 programs. Visit chicagobotanic.org/littlediggers for more information.
Ecologist Jim Steffen takes us into McDonald Woods to learn about invasive buckthorn. For more information on invasive plants, visit chicagobotanic.org/research/conservation/invasive/.