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Bumps in the Night-Canceled

Take a closer look at the natural history of some of the local denizens of the night and explore how our daily lives impact theirs at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Tuesdays, April 22-29; 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Photographing Spring Ephemerals

Learn how to find early spring ephemeral flowers and how to best capture their delicate color at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting April 22. One section.

ACCA Plant Ecology

Explore the ecology of different Midwestern plant communities, including wetlands, dunes, woodlands and prairies, and learn to understand and interpret these systems at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting April 22. One section.

Soils and Composting

Create better garden soil with the knowledge, tips, and techniques you gain in this class at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, April 22-May 13, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Introduction to Pesticides

Learn to safely and effectively use pesticides in managing natural areas through hands on training at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, April 22, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Plants in Watercolor II

Combine techniques & creativity as you choose your own subject to create a unique & personal watercolor painting at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Wednesdays, April 23-May 21 and June 4, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Creating Advanced Compositions

Go beyond basic composition and gain tools to create advanced compositions from nature at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting April 24. One section.

Habitats and Humanity-Canceled

Gain a new perspective on our local woodlands, wetlands, and prairies in this field-based ecological monitoring class at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Thursdays, April 24-May 1, 7:00-9:00 p.m. and 2 Saturdays, April 26-May 3, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Creating Outdoor Rooms

In this intimate workshop, review what you love about your garden, what you’d like to improve, and how you’d like to use the space at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, April 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Spring Flowers in Polymer Clay

We will study the structure of flowers, then using polymer clay we will create a sculpture of a flower to display or wear at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, April 24-May 8, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.