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Become a nature photographer. Move beyond shooting in automatic; learn how to adjust your camera’s manual settings to get the shot you want at The Morton Arboretum. Three days: Two Thursdays, September 21 and 28, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, September 23, 2017, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Take a walk through the display gardens at the Arboretum with horticulturist Samantha Peckham as she discusses the best ways to prepare your garden for the winter. Thursday, September 21, 2017, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Capture the graceful curve of fall leaves and boughs, the delightful color of berries, or the lightness of a cloud through Ikebana -- the art of Japanese flower arranging at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 23, 2017, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region as you enjoy their brilliant fall colors at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Thursday, September 14, 2017 In-person component: Saturday, September 23, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Turn your garden bounty or farmer’s market haul into delicious seasonal meals. Learn the benefits of eating foods in season, as well as how to store and prepare them to maintain their optimal nutrition and flavor at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 23, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to noon
The woodland habitat is so much more than a bunch of trees. Get a “behind the scenes” look at life in the woods on this guided walk with an Arboretum naturalist.Saturday, September 23, 2017, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Learn the basics of beekeeping at The Morton Arboretum. Two days: Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Experience the healing and wellness promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest. Take a mindful walk with a certified Forest Therapy guide on a trail at the Morton Arboretum as you awaken your senses and reconnect with nature. Select Mondays and Saturdays, June 10 through September 23, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Learn how to identify the sparrows found along woodland edges, wetlands, and grasslands at The Morton Arboretum. Two days: Tuesday, September 26, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday, September 30, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to noon
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. Summer dates: Saturday, July 15, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m, or Saturday, September 30, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Fall date: Saturday, December 2, 2017, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.