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The Spring Palette

Learn which colors express the spring landscape and how to create “pastel veils” to capture the delicate beauty of this season at The Morton Arboretum. Friday May 9 or Saturday, May 10, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Intro to Smartphone Photography

Whether you are new to photography or an old hand, discover techniques for getting great nature images with your phone at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 10, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

The Poetry of Photography

This one-day workshop explores transforming the emotion of photography into words at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 10, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

The Language of Flowers

Make an arrangement for Mother’s Day at The Morton Arboretum! Saturday, May 10, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Family Twilight Adventures

Join us for a fun-filled adventure of hiking, activities, and roasting marshmallows before taking a silent tram ride through the woods after dark at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting April 11. Multiple sections.

Tree Pose Yoga-4-6 years

Experience nature from a new angle through fun tree and animal yoga poses at The Morton Arboretum! Dates vary starting May 7. Multiple sections.

Acorn Express Adventures

Join us on the Acorn Express for a family-friendly tram adventure through the Arboretum! We’ll seek out fun destinations to hike, make a craft, and explore new topics each week at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesdays and Fridays, April-June.

Field Ecology: Spring

Explore freshwater ecosystems and consider the various living, climatic, and geological factors that create and maintain our water systems at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting May 14. One section.

Invasive Issues in Trees

What invasive pests affect the many evergreens in our neighborhoods and woodlands? How much of an invasive threat is the Callery pear, one of the most popular flowering trees in city streets and home landscapes? How can we breed attractive and ornamental trees that will be sterile and therefore not invasive? These and other topics will be addressed at the third annual Morton Arboretum Invasive Species Workshop, "Invasive Issues in Trees," May 15, 2014, in Lisle, Illinois. It is part of Illinois' observance of Invasive Species Awareness Month (ISAM). This year's theme for the month is "Invasive Species Affect Everyone."

ISAM Field Tour

Professor Dennis Fulbright will lead a tour on the Arboretum groups continuing the discussion of the workshop topics of the day before. Friday, May 16, 8:00-11:30 a.m.