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Prairie Ethnobotany - DATE CHANGE

Learn how humans have used prairie plants on this midsummer hike at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, June 26, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Mosaics for the Garden: Pick Your Project

Learn the whimsical art of broken china (pique assiette) mosaic while making decorative items for the yard or to display in the home at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 27, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and/or 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Botanical Art & Illustration: 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, June 30-July 21, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Landscape Plants: Late Summer

Learn to identify approximately 30 selected trees and shrub at the peak of their beauty in July, by height, form, leaf texture, and flower at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Wednesdays, July 8-15, 2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, July 18, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Photographing Summer in Black and White

Black and White photography in the summer is often overlooked, but this class will sharpen your skills in finding better compositions - form, light and pattern at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Thursdays, July 9-16, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Saturday, July 11, 2015, 7:00 a.m.- 1:00pm

Conservation Biology

Explore the meaning and importance of biodiversity and its implications for natural area restoration, habitat management, and conservation of endangered species at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, July 9, 16 & 30, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Saturday, July 25, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Advanced Invasive Plant Identification

Learn to identify invasive plants as they are emerging at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, July 11, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Summer Nature Hike

Spend the morning strolling in the cool shade of the gently rolling hills of the Arboretum’s East Woods and discover our beautiful native woodlands. Saturday, July 11, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Gardening for Fragrance

Summer gardens can be a feast for all of the senses - including scent! Tour the Arboretum’s Fragrance Garden and discover shrubs, trees, and perennials that offer sweet fragrances for our region. Saturday, July 11, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Local Flora: Summer

Discover the names of the wildflowers filling the prairies in summer at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Sundays, July 12-August 9, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.