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Spring Ikebana

Capture the graceful curve of an unfolding bud, the surprise of new leaves, or the lightness of a cloud through Ikebana -- the art of Japanese flower arranging at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Intro to Smartphone Photography

This class will cover the best ways to use your smartphone to capture attractive images, and recommend a selection of good starter apps for some basic post-processing of your photos at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 16, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Hiking Merit Badge

Let miles of walking trails at The Morton Arboretum roll beneath your feet as you experience and discover the wonders of nature and earn your Hiking Merit Badge. Sundays, May 17, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., and August 30, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Perennial Maintenance Walking Tour

Walk through the Arboretum's perennial groupings to talk about spring maintenance chores on a wide variety of perennials at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Perennials: What’s Hot, What’s Not

Explore the newest perennial selections! Find out what works well for Illinois (and what doesn't), and get tips for getting the best out of your plants at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Tree Pose Yoga-4-6 years

Experience nature from a new angle through fun animal and tree yoga poses at The Morton Arboretum! Mondays, May-June, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and Mondays, July-September, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Acorn Express Adventures

Join us on the Acorn Express for a family friendly tram-ride adventure through The Morton Arboretum! Wednesdays and Fridays, April-October, 2015, 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Bird Conservation

Investigate how bird populations are naturally affected by habitat, competition, and predation; then apply these principles to understanding conservation threats at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Wednesdays, May 27 and June 3-10, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and 3 Saturdays, May 30 and June 6-13, 2015, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Wild Edibles Walk-Sold Out

Discover the edible plants growing wild all around you at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Field Study: Birds of Summer

Become acquainted with the host of birds that nest and breed in our region at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Sundays, May 31 and June 14-28, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.