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Gardening 101

Learn the recommended way to plant, transplant, and maintain trees, shrubs, and perennials with a hands-on approach at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Mondays, April 13-April 27, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

ACCA Introduction to Ecological Restoration

Learn the theory and practice of habitat restoration. This course provides an overview of Chicago Wilderness ecosystems, threats to their biodiversity and functions, and management practices designed to restore them and the environmental services they provide. Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 14-May 7, 6:00-8:30 p.m. and May 12-28 3:00-8:30 p.m.

Intro to Nature Photography

Gain an appreciation for your camera's technology and learn the basics of field notes, exposure, composition, and characteristics of light through classroom instruction, hands-on demonstrations, practice in the field, and constructive critiques at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday April 15 and Thursday April 16, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; 2 Wednesdays, April 22-29, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; 2 Saturdays, April 18-25, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Spring Plant Combinations

Discover spring flowering shrubs, perennials, and bulbs that are happy companions and reliable performers at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, April 16, 2015, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Windowsill Herb Gardens

Take advantage of your window space to grow herbs indoors. Our herb garden expert will show you the best techniques for establishing and caring for windowsill herb gardens that are as attractive as they are functional at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

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.

Build a Terrarium

Learn techniques for making unique terrariums and make a simple terrarium to take home at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 1:30-3:30 p.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.