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Photographing Trees: Spring

Learn to present the different structures, features, and associations of trees in spring artistically and accurately in your photographs at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Thursdays, May 7-14, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Saturday, May 9, 2015, 7:15-10:15 a.m.

Nature Photography: Composition in Nature

Learn to capture the "physicality" of a scene-its shapes, textures, and forms-through composition, which is a cornerstone of photography at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, May 7-21, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and 2 Saturdays, May 9-16, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Garden Explorers 3-5 years (new section added)

Join us for this four-week outdoor adventure in the garden. Each day we will play, hike, read stories, and make a nature-related craft at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Wednesdays, May 6-27, 2015, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

The Poetry of Photography

Explore transforming the emotion of photography into words at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Saturdays, May 9-16, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

What’s Wrong With My Plant?

Learn the basics of the diagnostic process and how to identify symptoms affecting your plant at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Beginning Silverpoint Workshop

You will be introduced to the techniques and history of drawing with silver! You will learn how to prepare a ground to work on and then will complete a simple drawing using silver wire at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Saturdays, May 9 and 16, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Wildflower Ethnobotany

Discover the cultural and traditional uses of the wildflowers that brighten our spring woodlands at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Modern Botanical Art

Explore the print collection and learn the techniques modern botanical artists use to record the details of plants at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 9, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Trees in Peril: Updates on Invasive Threats

Speakers including experts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Chicago Botanic Garden, the U.S. Forest Service and The Morton Arboretum will discuss the progress of invasive pests such as the brown marmorated stink bug, diseases such as thousand canker disease of black walnut, and challenges such as reducing reproductive capabilities in invasive plants. Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Arboretum Uncorked: Spring

Enjoy the beauty of Spring as you spend the evening indulging in your passion. Whether painting, photography or floral arranging you'll cure your cabin fever while indulging your creative muse. Wednesday, May 13, 7:00-9:30 p.m.