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Discover the Northern Saw-whet Owl

The McGill Bird Observatory, in collaboration with the Morgan Arboretum, invites you to join them after dark for a night of discovery! Witness research in action during the Northern Saw-whet Owl migration monitoring program, open to the public for the first time this fall. We will introduce you to the world of this magnificent little owl, where it lives, what it eats, and all about its migration. The owl banding program is being conducted by McGill Bird Observatory, a non-profit group dedicated to the research and monitoring of migratory birds. The evening will include short activities and presentations suitable for the whole family. If the weather permits, and depending on the night and the migration of the owls, you may have the opportunity to watch the banding team in action as they band live owls.

The cost of the evening is $15 for adults and $10 for children under 16 (the minimum recommended age is 8 years old). Parking is included in the cost. The payment can be done by cash or cheque payable to “The Migration Research Foundation, Inc.”. All proceeds for this program are used to support continued research, monitoring, and education efforts by the McGill Bird Observatory. For more information on the Northern Saw-whet Owl migration monitoring program and the McGill Bird Observatory, please visit

Reservations are required and should be made by calling the Morgan Arboretum at 514-398-7811 from 9 am to 4 pm.


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Friday, Oct. 2

Saturday, Oct. 3

8 pm to 11 pm

Saturday, Oct. 10

Friday, Oct. 9

7:45 pm to 10:45 pm

Friday, Oct. 16

Saturday, Oct. 17

7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Saturday, Oct. 24

Friday, Oct. 23

7:15 pm to 10:15 pm

-Bring water and snacks.

-Bring warm clothing, head lamp or flashlight as we will have a little walk in the woods.

-The evening will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain.

Meet at the Conservation Centre.


Fiery Foliage

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Sunday, October 18, 2015

10 am – 12 pm

Join a walk with naturalist Scott Pemberton to discuss the natural phenomena of leaf colour change. Find out why it happens, and how, and determine which trees produce your favorite autumn highlights.

Bring your boots, water bottle and camera

Free for members, admission fees for non-members: Adult $10, Child $5

Pre-register: 514-398-7811


Fascinating Forest Ecosystems

Saturday, October 24, 2015

9 am – 12 pm

Come and learn about forest ecology and tree identification with naturalist Chris Cloutier. Find out about the complex interactions of forest organisms and the events of the past that have shaped this region into what it is today.

Bring your boots, water bottle and camera

Free for members, regular admission fees for non-members:

Adult $6, Child $3, Senior & Student $4

Pre-register: 514-398-7811

Minimum 10 people


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.

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Entrance is free. No reservation required. Meet at the Conservation Centre of the Morgan Arboretum.
Last Updated on Thursday, 08 October 2015 20:58