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Nature at Night

Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night when no one is around. Thursday, October 8, Wednesday, October 28 or Thursday November 5, 2015, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Portfolio Review-Nature Pholography

Please register for the portfolio review if you have completed your requirements to graduate from the Nature Photography Certificate at The Morton arboretum. Thursday, October 8

Photographing Autumn in Black and White

Black and White photography in the autumn is often overlooked, but this class will sharpen your skills in finding better compositions - form, light and pattern at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 10-Sunday, October 11, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Gnome Homes

After taking a hike through the Children’s Garden to hunt for all of the hiding gnomes, create a keepsake, light-up gnome home of your own at The Morton Arboretum. Available Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. November 2015-March 2016

Bulbs: Plant Now for Spring Color

Late fall is the perfect time to plant the bulbs you admired in the spring. Learn the correct way to plant, varieties, and the requirements of all spring bulbs at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 10, 2015, 10:00-Noon

Family Jack O Lantern Hikes

Join us on a family-friendly jack o lantern lit hike to explore the night life of owls, bats and spiders at The Morton Arboretum. Saturdays, October 10 or 17, or Sundays, October 11 or 18, 2015, 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Forestry Merit Badge

Earn your Forestry Merit Badge at The Morton Arboretum as you create your own field book to identify local trees and shrubs by leaves, buds and bark. 2 Sundays, October 11 and November 8, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Introduction to Botany

Explore the world of plants by learning how leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds and roots relate to water, light, nutrients and reproduction at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Tuesdays, October 13-November 17, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

IOS 2015 Pre-Conference Tour

This five-day Pre-Conference Tour for the 8th International Oak Society Conference takes place October 13-17, 2015 and will travel from St. Louis down through the Illinois Ozarks and then north to The Morton Arboretum.

Pumpkins Galore 18-35 months

Touch seeds, explore gourds of all colors, shapes and sizes, then decorate your own pumpkin to take home. Parents and children will enjoy investigating gourds together in this colorful, hands-on sensory based fall program at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, October 7 or Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 9:30-10:45 a.m.