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Public Tree Sale

Sunday, May 1st, 2016, 10:00 am-15:00 pm

You have space for a new tree planting in memory of spring 2016? Take advantage of the annual sale to visit the nursery. We’ll be there to help you select the right tree for your situation. Check out the inventory of the tree sale. Meet us at the Corner of Chemin des Pins and Chemin Ste-Marie.



Thursday's Thrushes and Thrashers:Bird Walk for Beginners

Thursday, May 5, 2016, 9:00-11:00 am

Come learn the basics of bird identification in the field and observe some early migrants with Barbara MacDuff of Bird Protection Quebec.

This activity is free for Arboretum members, regular entrance fees apply to non-members: Adult $6, Child $3, Senior & Student $4.

Wear: Appropriate outdoor clothing including waterproof boots

Bring: Binoculars, field guides and water

No reservation. Meet in the second parking lot by the Conservation Centre.


 

Spring Spruce Up Day

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Come and join the Friends of the Morgan Arboretum (FMA) Committee for spring clean-up. Tasks will include raking leaves in Blossom Corner and removing dead branches off the trails. This will be a great opportunity to meet and share ideas with the Committee and fellow members.

WHAT TO WEAR: work gloves, waterproof boots and weather-appropriate clothing

TOOLS TO BRING: rake, hatchet, bow saw, and clippers that cut small branches. Hand tools only – no power tools.

PACK your own sandwich. Fruit juices, desserts and snacks will be provided.

The event will take place rain or shine. Meet at the Conservation Centre.


 

Mother’s Day Tour (in French)

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 2:00-3:30 pm
Sunday, May 8, 2016, 10:00-11:30 am


This is THE time of year to see the spring ephemerals. Bring your mother on a stroll through the maple grove in full bloom. Biologist Robert Prairie will introduce you to different species of wild flowers and explain their reproductive strategy.

Cost
Members: Free admission
Non-members: Regular entrance fees apply Adults: $6 / Children: $3

Wear: Appropriate outdoor clothing including waterproof boots

Bring: Binoculars, field guides, water and a snack

Space is limited, so don’t wait to register: 514-398-7811

Meet at the Conservation Centre


 

Astronomy: Mercury Transit

Monday, May 9, 2016, Details to be announced



Exploring Biodiversity

Friday, May 13, 2016, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Saturday, May 14, 2016, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Friday, May 20, 2016, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Saturday, May 21, 2016, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Details to be announced



Frog Songs: The Symphony of Spring

Saturday, May 14, 2016, 7:30-9:30 pm

Enjoy a night time headlamp and flashlight excursion to a local pond with Arboretum Naturalist Chris Cloutier as you search out some of our very vocal amphibians.

Cost
Members: Adults: $20 / Children: $15
Non-members: Adults: $25 / Children: $20

Wear: Appropriate outdoor clothing including waterproof boots

Bring: Binoculars, field guides, water and a snack

Space is limited, so don’t wait to register: 514-398-7811



Spring International Astronomy Day 2016

Saturday, May 14, 2016, time to be announced

Interested in the night sky? Curious about our universe? Want to learn more about astronomy? Join the members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Montreal Centre as they offer a free public lecture titled “Introduction to Astronomy” and  weather permitting, an under the stars “Sky Tour” and “Star Party”. Regardless of the weather, the Bellevue Observatory will be open for sightseeing and tours.

Free admission

Wear appropriate outdoor clothing

Meet at the Conservation Centre


 
This Just In: Spring Migration Walk

Saturday, May 21, 2016, 8:00-12:00 am

The best way to become familiar with birds is to head out and observe them. Come and search far and wide for as many spring migrants as possible. Learn about their natural history and discover the diversity of bird life here at the Morgan Arboretum.

Cost
Members: Adults: $15 / Children: $10
Non-members: Adults: $20 / Children: $15

Wear: Appropriate outdoor clothing including footwear suitable to a 5 km walk

Bring: Binoculars, field guides, water and a snack

Space is limited, so don’t wait to register


 

Stars, Telescopes and Fun

Saturday, June 11, 2016, Time to be announced
Friday, June 24, 2016, Time to be announced
Saturday, July 9, 2016, Time to be announced

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) Montreal Centre is holding a Star Party at the Morgan Arboretum. Come and join enthusiastic stargazers for some spectacular views of the night sky, through the 14" telescope in the Bellevue Observatory and many of the other telescopes made available to you by RASC members.

Free admission

Wear: Appropriate outdoor clothing

Meet at the Conservation Centre


 

Nature Survival Skills

Friday or Saturday, August 12 or 13, 2016, 10:00 am- 12:00 pm

Details to be announced



Astronomy: Perseid Meteor Shower

Friday or Saturday, August 12 or 13, 2016, Details to be announced



Nocturnal Rummage

Saturday, August 27, 2016, 7:30-9:30 pm

What are those glowing eyes in the distance? Join Scott Pemberton as we explore the Arboretum after dark. Come and discover the secret life of those nocturnal creatures which are seldom seen.

Cost:
Members $10/adult, $5/child
Non-members $15/adult, $10/child

Bring: Headlamp/flashlight, appropriate attire

Please reserve (limited spaces): 514-398-7811


 

Nature Workshop Information

Registration: Most activities require advanced registration unless otherwise noted. To make a reservation, please contact the main office by calling 514-398-7811. Payments can be made by cash or cheque at the gatehouse before the start of the event. Receipts can also be issued. We recommend that you purchase tickets ahead of time at the main office since many of the activities fill up quickly.

Cancellations: If the minimum number of participants has not been reached by the registration deadline, the event may be cancelled. Cancellations will be made at least 24 hours before the start time of the event and all of those registered will be informed by telephone. If we cancel an event, anyone who has already paid a fee will be given a refund.

When you arrive, please check in at the Gatehouse for more information on parking and starting locations.

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On Monday, August 12, at 8 pm, join the members of theAstronomical Society for a public lecture by Andrew Fazekas. Following the presentation, telescopes, including the Bellevue Observatory, will be available for the public to enjoy the evening's sky (weather permitting).

Bring something to sit upon, (chair, blanket, cushion…), mosquito repellant and binoculars if you have a set, to enjoy the celestial fireworks.

For up-to-date info, please consult http://www.rascmontreal.org/
Entrance is free. No reservation required. Meet at the Conservation Centre of the Morgan Arboretum.
Last Updated on Thursday, 28 April 2016 15:49