Class listings

Lifelong Learning

Deciduous Trees in Winter

Learn to identify trees without their leaves. Explore the winter identification of trees at the Arboretum and develop the skills to identify trees on your own using clues found in buds, fruits, leaf scars, bark, and branching patterns of winter trees. 5 Sundays, January 17-February 14, 2016, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Sign up for each day a la carte or take all five sessions for a complete introduction to winter trees.

Basic Nature Photography

This course is designed for the beginning nature photographer to become confident and focused. You will learn to be familiar with your camera controls, basic composition, transferring and editing your digital images at The Morton Arb2 Tuesdays, February 16-23, 2016, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, February 20, 2016, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Winter Tree Walk

Discover the beauty of winter trees and learn their identification at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 16, 2016, 1:00-3:30 p.m. or Monday, February 15, 2016, 10:00 am-12:30 p.m.

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 Wednesdays, February 17-March 2, 2016, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Beyond Brush Cutting: Interpretation for Natural Resource Leaders

Learn how to use interpretation to help volunteers and team members make a stronger connection to place at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Winter Bird Walk

Explore the winter 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, January 16 or February 20, 9:00-11:30 a.m.

Grow Vegetables From Seed

Discover techniques for and benefits of growing your vegetables from seed started indoors at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 20, 2106, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or Sunday, March 13, 2016, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Botany Inspired Mandalas

Visit the Herbarium and design a mandala based on herbarium sheets. 4 Mondays, February 22-March 21, 2016, 6:30- 9:30 pm.

Winter Pruning

Practice correct pruning techniques and learn which plants to prune now and more importantly, which to prune later at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, January 22, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or Saturday, February 20, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Full Moon Winter Walk: Nature at Night

Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night when no one is around. Saturday, January 23, 2016, 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m., Monday, February 22, 2016, 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. or Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.