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Adult programs

The Hidden Life of Ferns-Canceled

Be enchanted by the beauty, delicacy, and intricate biology of ferns at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, Aug 6, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Saturday, Aug 8, 2015, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Shorebird Identification-Sold Out

Learn the identifying characteristics of local shorebirds at The Morton arboretum.Thursday, August 6, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Sunday, August 9, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Adult Summer Camp

Are you looking for a fun project to create while your children are in summer camp at The Morton Arboretum. Multiple section. Dates vary starting August 3.

Introduction to Nature Photography

Gain an appreciation for the camera's technology and learn the basics of field notes, exposure, composition, and characteristics of light through classroom instruction, hands-on demonstrations, practice in the field, and constructive critiques at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, August 13-27, 2015, 7:00-9:30 p.m., and 2 Saturdays, August 15-22, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Gardening for Hummingbirds and Butterflies

Learn how to transform your yard into a welcome habitat for hummingbirds and butterflies by integrating nectar and host plants and other garden features at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, Aug 13, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 15, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Prairie Conservation and Management

Learn about prairie function and ecology, how to tell a hill prairie from a dry mesic prairie, and become familiar with prairie flora at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Saturdays, August 15-29 and September 12-19, 2015, 8:00-11:00 a.m., and 3 Thursdays, August 20-September 3, 2015, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Summer Bird Walks

Enjoy summer at The Morton Arboretum by searching the woods, fields, and edges for summertime birds. Saturdays, July 18 or August 15, 2015, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Intro to Natural Areas Management

Learn principles and practices for managing critical habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, August 20, 2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m.; Sunday, August 23, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; Saturday, August 29, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Designing Elegant Woodland Gardens

Explore the garden features and plants that embody the woodland garden trend and create a woodland oasis in your own yard at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Saturdays, Aug 22-29, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Field Study: Birds of Fall

Enjoy autumn’s amazing birding as you learn to identify the migratory birds filling the air at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Sundays, August 30 and September 13-27, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.