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Trees in Peril: Updates on Invasive Threats

Speakers including experts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Chicago Botanic Garden, the U.S. Forest Service and The Morton Arboretum will discuss the progress of invasive pests such as the brown marmorated stink bug, diseases such as thousand canker disease of black walnut, and challenges such as reducing reproductive capabilities in invasive plants. Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Arboretum Uncorked: Spring

Enjoy the beauty of Spring as you spend the evening indulging in your passion. Whether painting, photography or floral arranging you'll cure your cabin fever while indulging your creative muse. Wednesday, May 13, 7:00-9:30 p.m.

New Ideas from English Gardens

Wake up your beds and borders with fresh ideas from across the pond at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, May 14, 2015, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Do-It-Yourself Rain Gardens

Learn how to design and plant a rain garden for your home at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, May 15, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Out of the Box: You and Your New Camera

Learn the basics of how to use your new camera at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 16, 8:00-11:00 a.m. or Tuesday, May 19, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Printing Techniques and the Plant Hunters

Botanical art was an important aid in helping plant hunters describe their latest discoveries. As botanical knowledge and botanical art advanced, so did the technology used to reproduce this information and to share it around the world Saturday, May 16, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

2015 Visiting Artist Series with Rhonda Nass: Spring Ephemerals with Colored Pencil

Learn to develop a realistic drawing of spring ephemerals with colored pencil on dark backgrounds at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday May 16-Sunday, May 17, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 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.

Spring Bird Walks

Celebrate spring by searching The Morton Arboretum grounds for nature’s brightly colored pageant of spring birds. Saturdays, April 18, May 16 or June 20, 2015, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Family Twilight Adventures

Join us for a fun-filled adventure after hours at The Morton Arboretum! We’ll hike, do activities and roast marshmallows before going on a silent tram ride through the woods after dark. Fridays, May 8 or June 19, 7:00-9:00 p.m. or Saturdays, May 16 or June 6, 6:00-8:00 p.m.