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Invoking Inspired Images

Learn to apply the photographic concepts you’ve learned in previous classes by exploring different ways to inspire your photos, including paintings, other photographers, poetry, and possibly music at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Wednesdays, October 29-November 19 and December 3, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Habitat History Walk: Trees of the Prairie

Learn how the ‘bruised and battered’ oaks, walnuts, maples and dogwoods survive and thrive on the forest edge of the prairie at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, October 29, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Halloween Tram Tour: Nature at Night-Sold Out

Sold out! Wait list available: call 630-719-2468. Discover nature at night as you ride the tram at The Morton Arboretum this Halloween. Friday, October 31, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Structural Pruning

Late autumn is one of the best times to prune for plant structure. The foliage has fallen, revealing the limbs and form of the plant. In this workshop you will learn structural pruning techniques for specimen shrubs, small ornamental trees, and young trees at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 1, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

The Curious Naturalist

Learn age-appropriate techniques for connecting children with their environment at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 1, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The Echo of their Wings: The Life and Legacy of the Passenger Pigeon

Explore the passenger pigeon’s natural history and extinction from author and naturalist Joel Greenberg at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, November 12, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Soil: Ecology and Geology Beneath Your Feet

Learn about the geologic, climatic, and ecological factors that influence the development of an essential resource - soil at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, November 2, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Digital Nature Photo Fundamentals-Canceled

Learn how to take full advantage of your digital camera for nature photography, including the aesthetics of composing your subject at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Tuesdays, November 4-25, and December 9, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Plan Your Landscape I: Getting Started

In this first of a three-course series, you will take home a better understanding of the processes used to design a home landscape at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, November 4-25, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Geocaching

Join us on a real-world outdoor treasure hunt among the trees around Lake Marmo at The Morton Arboretum! Saturday, November 8, 1:00-3:30 p.m.