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Fall Bird Walks

Search the woods, fields, and edges of The Morton Arboretum for fall birds. Saturdays, September 20, October 18 and November 15, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Intro to Smartphone Photography

This class will cover the best ways to use your phone to capture attractive images, a selection of good starter apps and some basic post-processing of your photos at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 18, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Native Seed Collection

Learn how and when to collect seeds from your favorite native plants. Walk through the prairie: identify the wildflowers, grasses and tree fruits that are ready for collection and storage at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 18, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Mammal Merit Badge

Take two daytime hikes to two locations in The Morton Arboretum to find out what it means to be a mammal. Saturday-Sunday, October 18-19, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Silverpoint Workshop

Learn the historic technique of silverpoint, drawing with silver on a prepared ground. We will work with autumn leaves to create a simple composition at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Saturdays, October 18-25, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Mosaic Pumpkins for Fall

Create a three-dimensional pumpkin or plaque, perfect for either the Halloween or Thanksgiving holiday at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, October 19, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Family Jack O’Lantern Hikes

Join us on family-friendly jack o’ lantern lit hike to explore the night life of owls, bats and spiders at The Morton Arboretum. Saturdays, October 11 or 18, or Sundays, October 12 or 19, 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Color Theory, Colored Pencil

Explore the nature of color and how colors impact each other and the viewer. Develop the vocabulary to discuss color and practice its application in the medium of colored pencil at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Mondays, October 20-November 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Nature Writing

Explore different types of nature writing and improve your writing skills at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Thursdays, October 23-November 20, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Developing Creative Images

Learn how to create a more powerful image by creating diptychs of your images at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Saturdays, October 25-November 8, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.