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Lifelong Learning

Bird Nests and Nesting Habits

Discuss the nest construction and nesting behavior of northern Illinois birds at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 30, 2016, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Spring Wildflower Walk

Wander through the ever-changing array of blooms in our woodlands to learn how to identify wildflowers such as trillium, mayapple, and dog-tooth violet and hear about their folklore at The Morton Arboretum. Saturdays, April 16, 23, 30 or May 7, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Nature Journaling

Explore the changing face of spring through specific journaling techniques at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 16, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or (canceled) Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Thornhill Education Center

Tomato Success Without Cages

Get a fresh start on a successful tomato harvest at The Morton Arboretum! Saturday, April 30, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Spring Ikebana

Capture the graceful curve of an unfolding bud, the surprise of new leaves, or the lightness of a cloud through Ikebana--the art of Japanese flower arranging at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 30, or Saturday, May 14, 2016, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Open Studio

Work with an instructor on learning the basic techniques of a different medium each week at The Morton Arboretum. Choose one or all 4 Mondays, May 2-May 23, 2016 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Open Studio

Work with an instructor on learning the basic techniques of a different medium each week at The Morton Arboretum. Choose one or all 4 Mondays, May 2-May 23, 2016 6:30-9:30 p.m.

FIT4MOM Stroller Strides®

Experience the Arboretum’s beauty as you get fit with your little ones along for the ride. Stroller Strides® is a stroller-based fitness program designed for moms with little ones. Tuesdays, May 3-July 5, 2016, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Curb Appeal for the Home Gardener

Learn how to make the most of your home’s curb appeal at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Plants in Watercolor

In this introductory class you will learn how to handle watercolor, which is a classic technique used for botanical illustration at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Wednesdays, May 4-11 and May 25-June 1, 2016, 6:30-9:30 p.m.