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Plants in Watercolor

In this introductory class you will learn how to handle watercolor, which is a classic technique used for botanical illustration at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Wednesdays, May 4-11 and May 25-June 1, 2016, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Curb Appeal for the Home Gardener

Learn how to make the most of your home’s curb appeal at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Warbler Workshop

In this intensive workshop, enjoy the spring warbler migration while learning about identification, arrival dates, migration patterns, habitat preferences, and daily feeding techniques at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, May 5, 7:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 7, 2016, 8:00 am-12:00 p.m.

Frog ID Workshop

Learn the names and ecology of the frogs that call in the spring at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 1:00-3:30 p.m. or 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Garden Explorers: Planting Rainbows 3-5 years

Join us for this four-week outdoor adventure in the garden at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Thursdays, May 5-26, 2016 12:30-2:00 p.m.

Mosaic Gifts for Mom’s Garden

Learn to make a personalized mosaic gift perfect for Mother’s Day at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m

Advanced Spring Local Flora

Learn the identification skills to manage, restore, or simply enjoy woodland and prairie habitats, including identifying plants early in the growing season at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. This class can be taken as a component of the Woodland Stewardship Program in natural areas management at The Morton Arboretum.

Spring Wildflower Walk

Wander through the ever-changing array of blooms in our woodlands to learn how to identify wildflowers such as trillium, mayapple, and dog-tooth violet and hear about their folklore at The Morton Arboretum. Saturdays, April 16, 23, 30 or May 7, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Spring Twilight Hike

Enjoy the unique sights and sounds of a spring evening at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, April 22 or Wednesday, April 27 (April 27 changed to May 4) or Saturday, May 7, 2016, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Nature Journaling

Explore the changing face of spring through specific journaling techniques at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 16, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or (canceled) Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Thornhill Education Center