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Spring Blooms at Anderson Japanese Gardens

Join us as we celebrate the colors of spring at Anderson Japanese Gardens. Friday, May 2, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Anderson Japanese Gardens: Photography Tour

Join us as we celebrate the colors of spring at Anderson Japanese Gardens. This Rockford, Illinois garden is considered to be one of the most authentic Japanese Gardens in this country. Friday, May 2, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

The Illustrated Journal

Exercise your creativity by making your own illustrated nature journal at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Saturdays, May 3 and 10, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Handmade Papermaking Workshop

Learn to create unique handmade paper that can be incorporated into your artwork or that stands alone as finished art at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday May 3 and Sunday May 4, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Bent Willow Furniture for the Garden

Create your own bent willow furniture with garden artist Bim Willow at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 3, 9:00-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-3:00 p.m.

Spring Foraging-Date changed

Discover the edible plants growing wild all around you at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 3, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Photo Tram Tour

Ride along with members of the Morton Arboretum Photographic Society as they share their tips for taking photos outdoors. Tuesday, April 29, or Saturday, May 3, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Spring Woodland Wildflowers

Wander through the ever-changing array of blooms in our woodlands to learn how to identify wildflowers such as trillium, mayapple, and dog-tooth violet and hear about their folklore at The Morton Arboretum. Saturdays, April 26 or May 3, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Monitoring and Managing Insect Pests

Learn the life cycles, signs and symptoms, and methods of control for the most common insects in our landscapes at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting May 5. One section.

Birding by Ear

Learn how to identify birds that you can hear, but not see at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Tuesdays, May 6-20, 7:30-11:30 a.m.