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Introduction to Pesticides

Learn to safely and effectively use pesticides in managing natural areas through hands on training at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Native Grasses, Groundcovers, and Vines

Fill out your garden with native grasses, groundcovers, and vines at The Morton Arboretum! Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Bumps in the Night

Take a closer look at the natural history of some of the local denizens of the night and explore how our daily lives impact theirs at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Tuesdays, April 21-28, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Soils and Composting

Create better garden soil with the knowledge, tips, and techniques you gain in this class at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Wednesdays, April 22-May 13, 2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Landscape Plants: Early Spring

Learn to identify trees and shrubs at their peak in early spring by height, form, leaf texture, and flower at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Wednesdays, April 22-29, 2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 2, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Faux Metal Garden Globes

Discover how to make lightweight garden sculpture that looks like metal at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday April 25, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and Sunday April 26, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Beginning Pastel: The Spring Palette

You will learn to create value studies in black and white, then translate those to color at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 25 and Sunday April 26, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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. 3 Wednesdays, April 29-May 13, 2015, 6:00-8:30 p.m., and 2 Saturdays, May 2 and 16, 2015, 7:30-11:30 a.m.

Woodland Conservation & Management

Help conserve our woodlands and gain the confidence and skills that will make you an effective woodland steward at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Wednesdays, April 29-June 3, 2015, 5:30-8:30 p.m. & 6 Saturdays, May 2-June 6, 2015 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Warbler Workshop

In this intensive workshop, enjoy the spring warbler migration while learning about identification, arrival dates, migration patterns, habitat preferences, and daily feeding techniques at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, April 30, 7:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8:00 am-12:00 p.m.