Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

Connecting people, plants, and place.

Notice: The garden will open late April 10 at 1:00pm

Our Feathered Friends

Our Feathered Friends at Morris Arboretum

Three seasons of celebrating the birds!

Our Feathered Friends is a three season-long celebration of the many birds who make their home at the Arboretum or migrate through the area. Check the schedule below for special bird-themed events, classes, trips and tours happening from April through October 2014.

Early Bird Saturdays

Early Bird Saturdays – Garden opens at 8am

First Saturday of each month April through October
(April 5, May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6, October 4)
Free with admission.

The early bird catches the worm and now you can watch. See the Arboretum in a new light when you visit on one of these special early opening days. Check back for special tours.

Exhibits & Presentations

Home Tweet Home

Home Tweet Home: Designer Birdhouses on Display

On display now through September 1, throughout the garden
Free with admission.

Crafted by artists, talented individuals and bird lovers of all kinds, more than 30 birdhouses will be on display throughout the garden.

Learn More & Get the Guide

Birds in Their Habitats

Birds in Their Habitats: Images from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

On display April through October, Upper Gallery
Free with admission.

With more than 130,000 images, VIREO (Visual Resources in Ornithology), is the world’s largest collection of bird images. The photos in this exhibit were selected to represent both resident and migratory birds that can be spotted at the Arboretum. VIREO Director, Doug Wechsler will be on hand at the opening reception to provide more information on the project.

Kids & Family Fun

Merrie Little Owl

Morris, the Merrie Little Owl Scavenger Hunt

On display April through October, Throughout the garden
Free with admission.

Owls quietly roost during the day in well camouflaged locations. Pick up a clue guide at the Visitor Center and see if you can find Morris, our seasonal mascot, in some of his favorite resting spots. These delightful sculptures are waiting to be discovered throughout the garden.

Get the Guide

Garden Discovery Series

Garden Discovery Series

First Saturday of the month, April through October | 11:00am - 3:00pm
Free with admission.

This popular series for children which focuses on learning through crafting, will be all about birds in 2014. Each month will give children a new opportunity to expand their knowledge while having fun.

Tree Adventure Passport

New Tree Adventure Passport – Conservation Quest

Free with admission.

The third edition of the Passport to Tree Adventure illustrates the vital connections between plants, animals (including humans!), and our habitats. Encouraging visitors to become backyard biologists and planet protectors, the passport features games that hone observation skills, fun facts, and activities you can do at home, too.

Get the Passport

Birds in the Spring

Birds in the Spring – Drawing and Painting Class (Ages 6-12)

SUNDAY, MAY 18 | 1:00 - 2:45pm
Pre-registration and payment required.

In one fun-filled afternoon, children will discover the rich birdlife at Morris Arboretum and use their findings to inspire creative art work! Our investigations will include a walk through the Arboretum to scout out birds in their habitats, both natural and fantastic. Kids will draw on-location and return to the classroom to paint from their observations with acrylic paint on canvas board. All supplies provided!


Classes & Trips

All trips and classes are lead by expert birder, Ruth Pfeffer.

Birding at the Arboretum: The Wetlands and Tree Canopy

SATURDAY, APRIL 12 | 8:00 - 11:00am

Birding the Perkiomen Trail

TUESDAY, APRIL 29 | 7:30am - 2:30pm

Horseshoe Crabs and Migrating Shore Birds

TUESDAY, MAY 13 | 7:30am - 4:30pm

Birds in the Spring – Drawing and Painting Class (Ages 6-12)

SUNDAY, MAY 18 | 1:00 - 2:45pm

Birding Adventure: The Eastern Shore of Maryland


Birding Aboard the A.J. Meerwald, an Historic Oyster Schooner

SATURDAY, MAY 31 | 7:15am - 4:30pm

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