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Out on a Limb - Tree Identification and Ecology Walk
Sunday, September 3, 2017, 2 - 4:30 pm

Join resident naturalist Chris Cloutier as he takes you on a journey to the often overlooked, yet extremely fascinating world of trees and forests! Learn how to identify tree species and see how our forests grow and change over the centuries.

In English and French. Aimed at adults.

Cost (tax and parking included):
Members: Adults: $15 / Children: $10
Non-members: Adults: $20 / Children: $15

Bring your boots, water bottle, tree id guide and camera

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


Stars, Telescopes and Fun

Saturday, September 9, 2017, 7:30 – 10:30 pm

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 considering you will be standing still most of the evening

Meet at the Conservation Centre


Naturally, Sainte Anne
Saturday, September 16, 2017

A day of exploring the attractions in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. Take a shuttle to visit our circuit of local partners, each presenting its own program of activities: Zoo Ecomuseum, Morgan Arboretum, Montreal Aviation Museum, Macdonald Farm, Sainte-Anne Street Merchants, Sainte-Anne Market and Parks Canada Canal.

Free entrance and free activities at the Morgan Arboretum:

Educational booth: Reptiles, Amphibians and Insects, Too! 10 am - 4 pm
The Morgan Arboretum kiosk will be informative and interactive, allowing visitors to explore the wildlife of Quebec, particularly in the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue area.

Self-guided walk | 10 am - 4 pm
Explore the Arboretum at your own pace and gain a richer understanding of this special landscape.
There are four walking trails to choose from. Trails maps will be available at the Information Booth.

Guided walk: Family Nature Discovery Walk | 10 am - 12 pm
Check out the creatures of the Morgan Arboretum. This interactive walk allows you to get up close and personal with the wildlife and plants in the Arboretum.

Bird feeder workshop | 1:30 pm - 3 pm
Discover birdlife at the Arboretum and build a cone-seed feeder!


Following the Northern Saw-whet Owl Migration

2017 schedule of English (E) and French (F) sessions:

Friday, September 29 (E); Saturday, September 30 (F); and Sunday, October 1 (E), 8 - 11 pm

Friday, October 6 (F); Saturday, October 7 (E); and Sunday, October 8 (F), 7:45 - 10:45 pm

Thursday, October 12 (F); Friday, October 13 (E); Saturday, October 14 (F); and Sunday, October 15 (E), 7:30 - 10:30 pm

Friday, October 20 (F); Saturday, October 21 (E); and Sunday, October 22 (F), 7:15 - 10:15 pm

Friday, October 27 (E), 7:00 - 10:00 pm

The McGill Bird Observatory (MBO), in collaboration with the Morgan Arboretum, invites you to join them for a night of discovery. Come and witness research in action with 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 mug –a warm beverage will be served.

Please reserve (limited spaces): 514 398-7811


Wilderness Skills Outdoor Workshop

Shelter building, edible plants and essential skills

Saturday, October 7, 2017, 10 am - 1 pm

Whether you are travelling the Rocky Mountains off trail or simply spending the day in the forest, these are the wilderness skills you need to know. Learn valuable techniques that can make you more comfortable in the great outdoors and potentially save your life! From building the correct shelter, learning which plants to eat and which ones to avoid and how to orient yourself in the woods, introductory workshop to wilderness skills will put you on the path to becoming a great outdoorsman or outdoorswoman!

Cost (tax and parking included):
Members: Adults: $20 / Children: $10
Non-members: Adults: $25 / Children: $15

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


Fiery Foliage, the Arboretum’s Fall Forests

Saturday, October 14, 2017 or
Saturday, October 21, 2017
French 10 - 11:30 am; English 12 - 1:30 pm

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

Cost (tax and parking included):
Members: Adults: $5 / Children $3
Non-members: Adults: $12 / Children: $7

Bring your boots, water bottle and camera.

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


Halloween in the Haunted Forest
Saturday, October 28, 2017, 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.

The Royal Astronomical Society Montreal Centre will also be opening the Observatory for all guests to take a peek at what’s up there! There will be extra telescopes on hand. One never knows what might pop up on this frightful night!

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)
Adults: $10 / Children: $5

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

And don’t forget to dress up!


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: Wednesday, 16 August 2017 15:28