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Learn the fundamentals of bird anatomy and tips for sketching from photos, specimen as well as live birds at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 6, or Monday, June 5, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Learn the names and ecology of the wildflowers that cover the woodland floor in spring at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Thursday, April 28, 2017, In person component: Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Not all bugs are bad! Learn to identify common beneficial organisms and how they benefit gardeners at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, May 9, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night, when no one is around. Wednesday, May 10; Thursday, May 11; Friday, June 9; or Saturday, June 10, 2017, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Who has time to garden? You do! Learn to garden on the cheap using low-cost or free materials at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, May 11, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Get the botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Thursday, May 4, 2017, In person component: Saturday, May 13, 2017, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
This class will cover the best ways to use your smartphone to capture attractive images, and recommend a selection of good starter apps for some basic post-processing of your photos at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 8, or Saturday, May 13, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Forest Therapy or Shinrin-Yoku combines traditional techniques of mindfulness with a unique approach to nature connection drawn from the latest medical research. You will learn skills that are applicable in any forest ecosystem and can be adapted to other natural settings and human-built environments such as city parks and at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 13 through Saturday, May 20, 2017, times vary (Some evening work, weather permitting.)
Learn to identify spring prairie plants in their early stages of development at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 13, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Get the most out of your shrubs with proper spring pruning at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 13, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.