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Lifelong Learning

Learn to identify trees without their leaves. Explore the winter identification of trees at the Arboretum and develop the skills to identify trees on your own using clues found in buds, fruits, leaf scars, bark, and branching patterns of winter trees. Five Sundays, January 22 through February 19, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sign up for each day a la carte or take all five sessions for a complete introduction to winter trees.
Learn about hummingbirds, the “acrobats of the air,” with expert global birder Denis Kania at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Become a nature photographer. Move beyond shooting in automatic; learn how to adjust your camera’s manual settings to get the shot you want at The Morton Arboretum. Three days:Two Thursdays, February 23 and March 2, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, February 25, 2017, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Discover techniques for and benefits of growing your vegetables from seed started indoors at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 25, 2017, or Friday, March 10, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Discover the beauty of winter trees and learn their identification at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 28, 2017, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.or Friday, February 24, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Practice correct pruning techniques and learn which plants to prune now and more importantly, which to prune later at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, January 27, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or Saturday, February 25, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Learn to recognize tree and shrub problems through observing the life-cycles, signs, and symptoms of the most common pests in our landscapes at The Morton Arboretum. Six days: 5 Tuesdays, February 28 through March 28, 2017, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday, March 25, 2017, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Chicago Wilderness will offer two fall sessions of the Midwest Ecological Prescription Burn Crew Member Training class at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting February 16, 2017. Multiple sections.
Keep your yard looking great all year with this workshop designed especially for new homeowners short on time at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 4, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Learn to identify plants without leaves or flowers at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 4, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to noon