With the beautiful weather we had this fall I hope everyone was able to enjoy some fun fall activities! The Morton Arboretum is always known for hosting wonderful family events. This year I attended the Honey Bee weekend, the glass pumpkin patch, and the scarecrow trail.
The Honey Bee weekend was an amazing event for children and adults. Specialists from the Arboretum displayed the honey bee hives and explained the process of honey making. Local venders were also in attendance selling anything and everything made of honey. Honey spreads and sauces were a hot item as well as wines, teas, and candies.
The glass pumpkin patch was an event created for glass blowers to display and sell their masterful art, while demonstrating the glass blowing process, which was a huge hit with the kids. Glass pumpkins were displayed by artists from all over the country. I have decided to make this a yearly tradition and begin my own collection. I highly reccomend checking out this event. Make sure to come early because it gets busy fast!
The scarecrow trail on Meadow Lake is a great way for children to work together. Many schools and community groups including boy and girl scouts participated in the event. The scarecrows were displayed all along meadow lake, each with its own creative theme. See our album on Facebook for pictures. https://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.10152315953590640.930966.490080945639&type=1.