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Landscape Plants: Late Summer

Learn to identify approximately 30 selected trees and shrub at the peak of their beauty in July, by height, form, leaf texture, and flower at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Wednesdays, July 8-15, 2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, July 18, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Conservation Biology-Canceled

Explore the meaning and importance of biodiversity and its implications for natural area restoration, habitat management, and conservation of endangered species at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, July 9, 16 & 30, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Saturday, July 25, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Photographing Summer in Black and White-Canceled

Black and White photography in the summer is often overlooked, but this class will sharpen your skills in finding better compositions - form, light and pattern at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Thursdays, July 9-16, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Saturday, July 11, 2015, 7:00 a.m.- 1:00pm

Advanced Invasive Plant Identification

Learn to identify invasive plants as they are emerging at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, July 11, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Summer Nature Hike-Price Reduction

Spend the morning strolling in the cool shade of the gently rolling hills of the Arboretum’s East Woods and discover our beautiful native woodlands. Saturday, July 11, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Story Time under the Oak Tree: Aerial Family Program

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon bonding in the branches as you and your little ones gently sway from oak branches suspended in a colorful aerial yoga hammock at The Morton Arboretum. Saturdays, June 27 or July 11, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Gardening for Fragrance

Summer gardens can be a feast for all of the senses - including scent! Tour the Arboretum’s Fragrance Garden and discover shrubs, trees, and perennials that offer sweet fragrances for our region. Saturday, July 11, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Local Flora: Summer

Discover the names of the wildflowers filling the prairies in summer at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Sundays, July 12-August 9, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Tree ID and Ecology

Enjoy the leafy summer canopy and learn in the shade as you become familiar with the trees common to the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Sundays, July 12-Aug 9, 2015, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Begin to Draw Nature

Learn the basics of drawing nature in this course designed for true beginners at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Mondays, July 13-August 10, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.