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Local Flora: Fall

Learn the names and characteristics of native and introduced plants flowering in the woodlands, prairies, wetlands, and other areas of the Arboretum during this program. 4 Saturdays, September 19-October 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Fall Bird Walks

Search the woods, fields, and edges of the Arboretum for fall birds. Saturdays, September 19, October 17, November 7 OR December 5, 2015, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Mosaics for the Garden: Garden Bench

Learn the whimsical art of broken china (pique assiette) mosaic while making an embellished cement garden bench for the yard at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 19, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., and Sunday, September 20, 10:00 a.m.-Noon

History of Oaks in Northern Illinois

Learn why oaks are critical to healthy woodlands and what makes them a “keystone” species at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, September 20, 2015, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Off-Trail Nature Explorations

Discover strategies and tools for observing and enjoying nature in the woodlands and prairie at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, September 20, 1:00-4:00 p.m. or Sunday, October 18, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Portfolio Seminar

Recommended for new certificate students and graduating students to prepare for the juried portfolio requirement of the Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate at The Morton Arboretum. Monday, September 21, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Family Twilight Adventures

Join us for a fun-filled adventure after hours at the Arboretum! Fridays, August 21 or September 25, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m. or Saturdays, July 18, August 1 or September 19, 2015, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

All About Composting

Turn your garden and food waste into nutrients for your garden. Learn the basics of composting, explore strategies for getting high quality compost in different situations and discuss equipment that can make composting at home easier at The Morton arboretum. Saturday, September 26, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Fall Ikebana

Capture the graceful curve of a stem, the fall of a leaf, or the lightness of a cloud using Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging at The Morton arboretum. Saturday, September 26, 2015, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Fabulous Fall Containers

Learn the principles of container design in this hands-on workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 26, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.