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Adult programs

Spring Bird Walks

Celebrate spring by searching The Morton Arboretum grounds for nature’s brightly colored pageant of spring birds. Dates vary starting April 19. Two sections.

Library Exhibit Program: Drawing Treasures From the Rare Print Collection-Canceled

Be inspired by the rare print and art collection of the Sterling Morton Library at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Saturdays, April 19-May 10, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Botanical Art With Colored Pencil

Explore the nature of color and how colors impact each other and the viewer at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Saturdays, April 19-May 17, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Introduction to Pesticides

Learn to safely and effectively use pesticides in managing natural areas through hands on training at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, April 22, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Bumps in the Night-Canceled

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 22-29; 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Photographing Spring Ephemerals

Learn how to find early spring ephemeral flowers and how to best capture their delicate color at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting April 22. One section.

ACCA Plant Ecology

Explore the ecology of different Midwestern plant communities, including wetlands, dunes, woodlands and prairies, and learn to understand and interpret these systems at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting April 22. One section.

Soils and Composting

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

Plants in Watercolor II

Combine techniques & creativity as you choose your own subject to create a unique & personal watercolor painting at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Wednesdays, April 23-May 21 and June 4, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Creating Advanced Compositions

Go beyond basic composition and gain tools to create advanced compositions from nature at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting April 24. One section.