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Lifelong Learning

Basic Plant ID (Online and in-person)

Get the botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. Online class begins Thursday, May 5, 2016. In person session meets Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9:30-11:30 a.m. This class can be taken as a component of the Woodland Stewardship Program in natural areas management at the Morton Arboretum.

Smartphone Photography

This class will cover the best ways to use your smartphone to capture attractive images, and recommend a selection of good starter apps for some basic post-processing of your photos at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 30 or May 14, 2016, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Visiting Artist Series: The Colors of White

Learn to see and render the many colors in white objects at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 14-Sunday, May 15, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Woodland Ecology

Learn the essentials of woodland ecology and the vital woodland management techniques necessary to maintain threatened woodland ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 21, 2016, 10:00 a.m-3:00 p.m., 2016 This class can be taken as a component of the Woodland Stewardship Program in natural areas management at The Morton Arboretum.

Arboretum Uncorked: Spring

Enjoy a glass of wine and create a vibrant painting of the spring landscape or work with a local artisan to create a flowering wine bottle planter at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Creating Intimate Spaces in the Garden

In this class, Carolyn Ulrich will share ideas for creating captivating plant combinations for the small space garden at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, May 19, 2016, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Perennial Maintenance Walking Tour

Stroll the Arboretum's stunning perennial beds where you’ll learn about plant placement, dividing, transplanting, watering, fertilizing, mulching and more. Thursday, May 19, 2016, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Late Spring Shrubs

Late spring is the time of year when the air is filled with the vanilla-almond scent of Viburnum and Mock Orange at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, May 20, 2016, 9:30 am-12:30 p.m. CEUs available.

Spring Bird Walks

Celebrate spring by searching the Arboretum grounds for nature’s brightly colored pageant of spring birds at The Morton Arboretum. Saturdays, March 19, April 16, or May 21, 2016, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Spring Bird Walk

Explore the spring 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, March 19, April 16 or May 7 (new section) or 21, 2016, 8:00-10:30 a.m.