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Bird Behavior

Explore the significance of songs and plumage in determining the territory, mate selection, and the different sexual strategies employed by birds at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting May 7. One section

Digital Nature Photo Fundamentals II

This class is a continuation of the Digital Photography Fundamentals focusing more on the technology side of photography. Learn the different types of files, color management, flash basics as well as a comparison of software packages used in photography at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Thursdays, May 8-June 5, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Photographing Trees: Spring

Learn to present the different structures, features, and associations of trees in spring artistically and accurately in your photographs at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Thursdays, May 8-15, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 10, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Pond Explorers-3-5 years

Kids will use all of their senses to connect with nature’s springtime rhythms in this 4-week program about pond life at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Thursdays, May 8-29, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

All About Groundcovers

Discover the many types of groundcovers available to gardeners in northern Illinois, including both woody and non-woody types at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, May 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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.