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Winter Plants: Graphite on Scratchboard

Scratchboard is a very forgiving medium. Capture the textures of plants in winter by scratching out details such as delicate veins against a dark background at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, February 5-19, 9:30-12:30 p.m.

Film Noir: Influences in Nature Photography

Learn how to apply film noir elements to create black & white versions of your color nature photographs at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Thursdays, February 5-March 5, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Superstar Native Shrubs

Discover tough and attractive native shrubs that will make your garden pop at The Morton arboretum. Thursday, February 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m

Arbor Reading Adventures

Join us in the Sterling Morton Library for this popular and interactive story time at The Morton Arboretum! Wednesdays or Fridays, November-March, 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Gnome Homes

Take a hike through the Children’s Garden to hunt for all of the hiding gnomes, then create a keepsake, light-up gnome home of your own at The Morton arboretum! Saturdays and Sundays November-February, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Applying for Your Illinois Pesticide License

Learn the requirements and join the review group to prepare to take your Illinois Pesticide License at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 7, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Conservation Biology

Explore the meaning and importance of biodiversity and its implications for natural area restoration, habitat management, and conservation of endangered species at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Saturdays, February 7-28, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Winter Fauna

Learn about the mammals that live in Illinois. Explore the Arboretum’s woodlands, meadows and prairie to learn their identification, ecology, and ingenious mechanisms for survival. 3 Saturdays, February 7-21, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Contemporary Nature Art

You will learn how to blend oil paints and cold wax to create a nature themed collage at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, February 8, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Plant Families

Improve your plant identification skills by learning characteristics of plant families at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Sundays, February 8-February 15, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.