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Start working on your snow sculpture design

and get your best carnival outfit ready!

Join us for Winterfest!

Saturday, February 6, 2016   12 noon - 4 pm

The Morgan Arboretum is hosting an afternoon of winter fun in association with the municipality of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. Everyone is welcome. Display your artistic skills in a snow sculpture contest, take a ride on a dog sled or explore the great snowy forest on our walking, snowshoe and cross-country ski trails. Admission is free. Hot chocolate and hot dogs will be sold at a nominal charge.

 


 

Winter bird presentation

Friday, February 12, 2016   7:30 pm - 9:30 pm (trivia slide show starts at 7 pm)

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.

For all of you early birds, a trivia slide show will be set up before the start of the presentation to test your winter bird knowledge. Chris will also be there early to answer any questions or look at any photos you might have.

If you would like to expand on your winter bird experience, this talk is an excellent primer for the bird walk that will be held the next day: come and test your skills out in the field, too!

The presentation will be given indoors at the Conservation Centre, with hot chocolate served throughout, so feel free to bring your own mug!

Language: mostly English with some French clarifications and answers

Target audience: mainly adults but can also be enjoyable for children who are keen on birds

Bring: water and a snack

Cost

Members: Adults $15 / Children $10

Non-members: Adults $20 / Children $15

 


 

Bird walk on the snowshoe trail

Saturday, February 13, 2016   9 am – 12 noon
Saturday, February 20, 2016   starting at 8 am, for the morning

Join Arboretum naturalists and local birders as you explore the mature woods of the Arboretum’s snowshoe trail in search of winter birds. This seldom used trail is an ideal location and your best chance to spot some Arboretum specialities like the pileated woodpecker and barred owl. Please bring along your cameras!

Language: bilingual

Target audience: mostly adults but can be enjoyable for children who are keen on birds

Bring: appropriate outdoor clothing, snowshoes (optional depending on snow depth), camera, water and a snack

Cost

Members: Adults $15 / Children $10

Non-members: Adults $20 / Children $15

 


 

Owl prowl

Saturday, February 27, 2016   7:30 pm – 10 pm

The Arboretum is the permanent home of five species of owls.  Sightings have been made in all seasons and at all times of day. Bring your headlamps, flashlights and snowshoes (TBD) and join Chris Cloutier as we venture off the beaten path to explore the darkest recesses of the Arboretum in search of these legendary and awe-inspiring birds.

Language: mostly English with some French clarifications and answers

Target audience: mostly adults but can be enjoyable for children who are keen on birds

Wear: Appropriate outdoor clothing

Bring: Snowshoes (optional depending on snow depth), water and a snack

Cost

Members: Adults $20 / Children $15

Non-members: Adults $25 / Children $20

Space is limited, so don’t wait to register

 


 

Dashing through the snow: animal tracking workshop

Saturday, March 12, 2016   9 am to 12 noon

Despite the cold, many of the Arboretum’s critters can still be out and about. We might not often see them, but we can tell they were here based on various tracks and signs in the snow. Join resident naturalists Chris Cloutier and Scott Pemberton on this half-day workshop to identify which of the many animals are moving around the Arboretum unseen and how to tell them apart by the clues they leave behind.

Language: mostly English with some French clarifications and answers

Target audience: mostly adults but can be enjoyable for children who are keen on wildlife

Wear: Appropriate outdoor clothing

Bring: Snowshoes (optional depending on snow depth), water and a snack

Cost

Members: Adults $20 / Children $15

Non-members: Adults $25 / Children $20

Space is limited, so don’t wait to register


 

In touch with nature:

A workshop to teach kids about bird feeding

Choose one of six sessions offered during spring break:

Tuesday, March 1:  10 am - 12 noon (French) 1 pm - 3 pm (English)

Wednesday, March 2:  10 am - 12 noon (English) 1 pm - 3 pm (French)

Thursday, March 3:  10 am - 12 noon (French) 1 pm - 3 pm (English)

Looking for something to do with the kids during spring break?  This workshop is designed for families.  Come and learn about some of our winter birds, build a feeder and have the opportunity to have chickadees feed right out of your hand! We will begin the workshop with a presentation in the Conservation Centre, followed by a bird feeder craft activity and finally a short walk down to Blossom Corner to hang up our feeders and look for birds.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.  The craft activity may involve the use of peanut butter, so please alert staff BEFORE the event of any peanut allergies!

Target audience: children from 3 to 14 years old

Cost:
Member Adult: $7 / Child: free
Non-Member Adult: $10 / Child: $5

Bring: layered winter clothing, your camera and water

Space is limited so get the family signed up today

Let’s make this a joyful treat for our lovely feathered friends!

 


 

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, 04 February 2016 19:37