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Fall Foliage CANCELLED

Saturday, October 22, 2016
In English 10 am – 12 pm, in French 1 pm – 3 pm

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

Cost (tax and parking included):

Member $5.75/adult, $3/child

Non Member $11.50/adult, $5.75/child

Bring your boots, water bottle and camera

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


Following the Northern Saw-whet Owl Migration

2016 Schedule of English (E) and French (F) sessions:
Saturday, October 22 (F), 7:15 - 10:15 pm
Tuesday, October 25 (E), 7:30 - 10:30 pm
Thursday, October 27 (F), 7 - 10 pm

The McGill Bird Observatory (MBO), in collaboration with the Morgan Arboretum, invites you to join them after dark for a night of discovery. Come and witness research in action: the MBO’s Northern Saw-whet Owl migration monitoring program. We will introduce you to the world of this magnificent little owl, where it lives, what it eats, and all about its migration. You will also learn about the owl banding program at the MBO, a non-profit group dedicated to research on 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 pace of migration, you may have the opportunity to watch the banding team in action as they band live owls.

We are also offering an opportunity to "adopt" individual owls.  For each adoption, we will issue a personalized 8.5" x 11" certificate including your name and a photo, plus details such as your adoptee’s age, sex and weight, and the date and time of its capture.  Additionally, you will be allowed to release the owl and we will provide you with any updates that we receive if the owl is subsequently captured or reported elsewhere.

Target audience:
Adults and children 8 years and older

Cost (tax and parking included):
$20/adult and $10/children (age 8 to 16)
Cash or cheque payable to “The Migration Research Foundation, Inc.”
Proceeds will 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

Wear appropriate outdoor clothing for October’s cool and humid nights.

Bring your camera and a cup –a warm beverage will be served.

Please reserve (limited spaces): 514 398-7811


Halloween in the Haunted Forest

Saturday, October 29, 2016, 4 – 10 pm

Strange things are happening this Halloween at the Morgan Arboretum. The orange trail and the Chalet Pruche are open at night for this scary and educational event! “Trick or Treaters” are invited to walk the Orange trail and collect candy along the way from the spooky creatures of the forest.  Those who dare are invited to enter the Chalet Pruche which is transformed into a haunted house every year around Halloween.

Join RASC Montreal at 7:30 pm in the Conservation Centre for the SPOOKY SITES IN THE NIGHT SKY presentation and be thrilled by the ghosts and goblins that float above your heads in the night sky. Outdoor observation will follow, weather permitting: have a gander through our telescopes and see if you can spot a ghost or two lurking…

This fun family event mixes environmental education with a Halloween theme! Enjoy the serene peace of the forest at night, some fun frights and of course candy for all!

All ages welcome. Children under 14 should be accompanied by an adult.

Length of walk: 750 meters one way. 1.5 kilometers total

Cost (tax and parking included): $5.75/person

Flashlights are suggested and all visitors should dress appropriately for the weather.

And don’t forget to dress up!


Trail Clearing Day

Saturday, November 5, 2016, 9 am – 12 pm

Rain or shine

Join the Friends as they clear the trails in preparation for the ski and snowshoe season. Light and heavier brush clearing will be tackled. Bring your own hand tools such as hatchet, bow saw and clippers, and pack a sandwich for an after work get-together lunch. Fruit juices and desserts will be provided.


Early Winter Birds Walk

Saturday, November 26, 2016, 9 am – 12 pm


Aimed at adults but can be enjoyable for children who are keen on birds.

Do birds get cold feet? Is migration worth the trip? Join naturalist Chris Cloutier to explore the world of winter birds. Find out which birds call this area home for the winter and how they survive the frigid temperatures. Learn about feeding birds at home and how to find as many birds as you can on your next visit to the woods.

Cost (tax and parking included):
Member $14/adult, $9.25/child
Non Member $17.25/adult, $11.50/child

Wear appropriate outdoor clothing

Bring along water and your camera



Bird Feeding Workshop for Kids

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Owl Prowl Walk &

Nature Survival Workshop for Families

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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 (open 9 am - 4 pm). 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
Entrance is free. No reservation required. Meet at the Conservation Centre of the Morgan Arboretum.
Last Updated on Friday, 21 October 2016 16:59