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Field Study: Birds of Winter

Learn techniques for accurately identifying Illinois' winter birds, spot species that are in the area this winter, and meet the migratory species that overwinter in our region at The Morton Arboretum.5 Sundays, January 18-February 15, 8:00-11:30 a.m

Begin to Draw Nature

Learn the basics of nature drawing in a class designed for true beginners. Everything from how to hold your pencil to what kind of paper to use will be discussed at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Mondays, January 19-February 16, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Winter Field Ecology

Discover how the struggle to find food and survive the cold shapes the interactions of plants and animals in Midwestern habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting Wednesday, January 14. Two sections

Botanical Art With Pen & Ink

Using pen and ink, you will learn to balance and manipulate black and white elements while creating the illusion of value, depth, and texture in your botanical illustration at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Saturdays, January 17-February 14 , 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 4 Tuesdays, January 20-February 10, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Winter Bird Walk

Explore the winter landscape with an expert guide, learn to identify the birds that overwinter in Illinois, and discuss their behaviors and natural history at The Morton Arboretum. Saturdays, January 17, February 21 or March 21, 9:00-11:30 a.m.

Project Learning Tree®: Early Childhood

A program of the American Forest Foundation, Project Learning Tree® (PLT) is a collection of award winning, multi-disciplinary environmental education activity guides for educators and students in Preschool. Saturday, January 24, 2015, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Out of the Box: You and Your New Camera

Learn the basics of how to use your new camera. Whether a point & shoot or a digital SLR you will be introduced to focus, exposure, histograms, and how to take a picture in the field at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, January 20, 6:30-9:30 p.m. or Saturday, January 24, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Winter Pastels

The soft light of winter lends itself to the medium of pastel. You will learn the basics of pastel and then working with your photographs and observation create a small landscape at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 24-Sunday, January 25, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

ACCA Economic Botany

Explore the complex relationship between plants and people! Economic botany is the study of plants that are used by humans for food, beverages, medicine, textiles, shelter and other uses. Mondays and Wednesdays, January 26-April 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 25, (tbd)

Botanical Art with Pencil

As you study and draw the details of living plants, you will learn the techniques of pencil drawing, develop your eye-hand coordination, and learn the structures of the plants you draw at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, January 27-February 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m.