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Article updated: 9/30/2013 5:18 PM

Arboretum's Scarecrow Trail adds to autumn ambience

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The Scarecrow Trail, featuring 45 figures designed and decorated by area Girl and Boy Scouts will once again provide a visual highlight this fall at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle.

For the next month, the trail will feature a variety of scarecrows made by Scouts from troops in Addison, Arlington Heights, Aurora, Batavia, Bolingbrook, Darien, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Lemont, Lisle, Lockport/Homer Glen, Lombard, Naperville, Oak Park, Orland Park, Oswego, Plainfield, Prospect Heights, Roselle, Schaumburg, Westmont, Wheaton and Woodridge.

This year's scarecrows come with some imaginative names, including "Nature Fairy," "Nature Bob Solar Pants," "Flower Queen," "Minecraft Cub Scout," "Corn-e with a Mustache," "Lady Ga-Garbage" and "Caught in a Web of Brownies."

Visitors are invited to vote for the "People's Choice" Scarecrow. Ballots are available at the start of the trail and can be returned to the Visitor Center. The winning scarecrow will be announced in early November at the arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle.

The Scarecrow Trail is part of the arboretum's Fall Color Festival, which will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends in October and Columbus Day.

The Scarecrow Trail is free with admission to the arboretum.

For fall color updates, visit mortonarb.org or call the Bloom 'n Color Hotline at (630) 719-7955.

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