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Summer Bird Walks

Enjoy summer at The Morton Arboretum by searching the woods, fields, and edges for summertime birds. Saturdays, June 21, July 19, and August 16, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Plant Monitoring 101-Canceled

Learn how to monitor your landscape to see what kind of plants and how many plants you have by developing simple monitoring programs. Sunday, June 22, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Easy Summer Party Arrangements

Rise above the rest with outstanding arrangements for your summer festivities at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, June 29, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Tree ID and Ecology

Enjoy the leafy summer canopy and learn in the shade as you become familiar with the trees commonly sighted in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Sundays, June 22-29 and July 13-27, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life

The author of the new book, Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life, discusses the plants and places that inspired the classic children’s tales at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, June 26, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Creatures of the Night

Develop your skills in photographing insects at twilight at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, June 26, 7:30-10:30 p.m. and Friday, June 27, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Summer Insect Walk

Discover the insects that bring the air to life in the summer at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 28; 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Easy Watercolor Inspired by Beatrix Potter

Learn to sketch with watercolor in the style of Beatrix Potter at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 28, 10:00 am-2:00 p.m.

Field Ecology: Summer

Explore the natural world of Illinois in the summer session of Field Ecology at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 18. Two sections.

Close up on Summer Wildflowers

Learn to capture the diverse colors and textures of summer as you develop and refine your close-up photography skills at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Tuesdays, July 8-22, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and 2 Saturdays, July 12-19, 8:00-11:00 a.m.