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Nature Journaling

Explore the changing face of spring through specific journaling techniques at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 16, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or (canceled) Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Thornhill Education Center

Beginning Home Composting

Discover the basics of backyard composting and composting with worms at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, April 14, 2016, 6:30-8:30 p.m. or Saturday, May 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Pruning Flowering Shrubs

Get the most out of your shrubs with proper spring pruning at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Advanced Spring Local Flora

Learn the identification skills to manage, restore, or simply enjoy woodland and prairie habitats, including identifying plants early in the growing season at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. This class can be taken as a component of the Woodland Stewardship Program in natural areas management at The Morton Arboretum.

Mosaic Gifts for Mom’s Garden

Learn to make a personalized mosaic gift perfect for Mother’s Day at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m

Spring Wildflower Walk

Wander through the ever-changing array of blooms in our woodlands to learn how to identify wildflowers such as trillium, mayapple, and dog-tooth violet and hear about their folklore at The Morton Arboretum. Saturdays, April 16, 23, 30 or May 7, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Spring Twilight Hike

Enjoy the unique sights and sounds of a spring evening at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, April 22 or Wednesday, April 27 (April 27 changed to May 4) or Saturday, May 7, 2016, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Photographing Spring Wildflowers

Learn how to find early spring ephemeral flowers and how to best capture their delicate color at The Morton Arboretum. 2 sections. Dates vary starting May 4, 2016.

Species on the Move: Updates on Invasive Threats to Urban and Natural Areas

The Morton Arboretum ISAM Workshop, May 12, 2016 Illinois Invasive Species Awareness Month This workshop will review the status of pests, pathogens, and invasive plants that threaten trees in Illinois.

Late Spring Trees

Discover showy woodland trees that make a nice addition to the home landscape at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, May 13, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CEUs available.