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Perennial Maintenance Walking Tour

Learn key care techniques to keep your perennial garden looking its best throughout the growing season at The Morton arboretum. Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Basic Nature Photography

This course is designed for the beginning nature photographer to become confident and focused. 2 Thursdays, September 17-24, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 19, 2015, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Grass Identification and Ecology

Learn to identify the grasses that add beauty and interest to the summer and fall landscape at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, September 17 and Friday, September 18, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Landscape Plants: Early Fall

Learn to identify approximately 30 selected trees and shrubs that are top performers in the Midwest by height, form, leaf texture, and flower at The Morton arboretum. 2 Thursdays, September 17-24, 2015, 6:00-8:30 p.m., and Saturday, September 26, 2015, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Nature at Night Tram Tour

Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night when no one is around. Nightime reveals a captivating symphony of sounds, mysterious spaces, and wildlife on the move. Friday, September 18, or Saturday, October 17, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

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. Friday, September. 18, 6:30–9:30 p.m., and Saturday, September 19-Sunday, September 20, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Developing Creative Images

Learn how to create a more powerful image by creating diptychs, a composition consisting of two images at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Saturdays, September 19-October 3, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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