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Spring Bird Walks

Celebrate spring by searching The Morton Arboretum grounds for nature’s brightly colored pageant of spring birds. Saturdays, April 18, May 16 or June 20, 2015, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Beginner’s Nature Drawing Workshop: Colored Pencil

Spend a day learning the basics and create a colored pencil drawing of a spring flower at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday April 18 or Sunday April 19, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Salamander Survey

Explore the fascinating biology of salamanders and learn techniques for monitoring their biodiversity for management purposes at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Design a Fairy Garden

Capture the magic and whimsy of youth with a fairy garden at The Morton Arboretum! Sunday, April 19, 2015, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Native Grasses, Groundcovers, and Vines

Fill out your garden with native grasses, groundcovers, and vines at The Morton Arboretum! Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Bumps in the Night

Take a closer look at the natural history of some of the local denizens of the night and explore how our daily lives impact theirs at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Tuesdays, April 21-28, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Introduction to Pesticides

Learn to safely and effectively use pesticides in managing natural areas through hands on training at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Soils and Composting

Create better garden soil with the knowledge, tips, and techniques you gain in this class at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Wednesdays, April 22-May 13, 2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Landscape Plants: Early Spring

Learn to identify trees and shrubs at their peak in early spring by height, form, leaf texture, and flower at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Wednesdays, April 22-29, 2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 2, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Faux Metal Garden Globes

Discover how to make lightweight garden sculpture that looks like metal at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday April 25, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and Sunday April 26, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.