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Photographing Dragonflies & Damselflies

Learn to identify the dragonflies and damselflies that fill the summer air and then photograph them with an expert’s assistance at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Wednesdays, July 15-July 29, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and 2 Saturdays, July 18-25, 2015, 1:00- 4:00 p.m.

Summer Bird Walks

Enjoy summer at The Morton Arboretum by searching the woods, fields, and edges for summertime birds. Saturdays, July 18 or August 15, 2015, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Oaks, Insects, and Animals

Discover the animals and insects that use oaks for food and shelter at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, July 19, 2015 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Arboretum Uncorked: Summer

Enjoy a glass of wine and learn how to compose a stunning nature portrait of the Morton Arboretum.Wednesday, July 22, 7:00-9:30 p.m.

Summer Color and Year Round Interest

Explore the Arboretum’s seasonal displays and get tips for selecting colorful perennials that have interest in multiple seasons. Friday, July 24, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Summer Colors in Colored Pencil

Work with colored pencil and specimens from The Morton Arboretum to explore color theory. Saturday July 25-Sunday, July 26, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m

Advanced Local Flora

Learn to identify summer woodland flowers before they bloom at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, July 18 or July 25, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

White Pine “Miyajima”

This elegant classical species for bonsai is one of the most popular in Japan because of its adaptability to training. Students will work with 15 year old specimens with 1.5.-inch caliper trunks at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August 1, 2015, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Summer Ikebana

Draw inspiration from the shady summer canopy, waving grasses and lazy pond ripples through Ikebana -- the art of Japanese flower arranging at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August 1, 2015, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Photographing the Beauty of Waterlilies

In this class, learn how best to photograph the delicate nature of an unfolded or just budding water lily at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Saturdays, August 1-8, 2015, 7:00-11:00 a.m., Saturdays. August 15, 2015, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.