Annual Plant Sale
Open to Arboretum members and the McGill community
Friday & Saturday, April 25 & 26, 2014
Friday & Saturday, May 2 & 3, 2014
9 am - 4 pm
Looking for a great way to accent your yard? Take advantage of the sale to visit the Arboretum nursery and browse through our vast selection of ornamental plants, including trees, shrubs as well as potted perennials and annuals. John Watson and his staff will be on site to give you a hand in selecting that perfect plant for your projects.
The sale takes place at the corner of Chemin Ste-Marie and Chemin des Pins.
HOW TO BE A (BETTER) BIRDER
The Morgan Arboretum is offering two separate workshops aimed at helping you get started in this wonderful hobby or to be a better birder. You can attend one of these outings, or both. Registration is required as spaces are limited.
1) BIRDING BASICS
Saturday, April 26, 2014
9:00 am-12:00 noon
Have you always wanted to know more about birds and be able to identify them but don’t know where to start?
As May approaches, spring migration gets underway and it is time to immerse ourselves in a "feast of feathers.” Birding has gained momentum in recent years with people of all ages getting involved. However, identifying and observing our feathered friends can be quite challenging and even frustrating at first, but, once you get the hang of it, birding is a very rewarding, relaxing and challenging pastime that keeps you coming back for more.
The Morgan Arboretum is hosting this morning workshop. Join Chris Cloutier, the Arboretum’s naturalist and Dr. Richard Gregson, President of Bird Protection Quebec, as we introduce you to this best of all pastimes and inform you about what it takes to be a better birder, or simply how to begin birding. The majority of this workshop will be held indoors. All experience levels welcome.
Topics that will be covered include:
-What is a bird? Why birds matter?
-Habitat and song
-Identification and field marks
-Tools of the trade (optics, field guides, cameras)
-Life lists and internet resources
-Birding clubs and associations
2) THIS JUST IN...SPRING MIGRATION WALK
Saturday, May 17, 2014
The best way to become familiar with birds is to head out and observe them.
Join experienced birders Richard Gregson (President of Bird Protection Quebec) and Arboretum Naturalist Chris Cloutier as you 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. Bring your binoculars, water bottles and field guides. (Note: this workshop involves a walk of nearly 5 km).
Morgan Arboretum/BPQ Members: $15 per workshop ($25 for both*)
Non-Members: $20 per workshop ($35 for both*)
*Participants can attend one or both workshops, but attendance at both is not compulsory. Spaces are limited, so please sign up today if you are interested in attending. Tickets are available at the Morgan Arboretum gatehouse. Would you like more information? Please give us a call at 514-398-7811 or contact us by email at
Spring Flower Walk
Sunday, April 27, 2014
1:00 - 2:30 pm
A seasonal visit to the spring forest to learn fascinating facts about flowering plants and how these beautiful creations have evolved over time.
Free for members
For non-members: Adults ($10) Child ($5)
Walk for Wildlife
Saturday, May 10, 2014
9:00 am - 1:00 pm (walk from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon)
All are welcome on this guided walk around the Centre Road. Several environmental groups will be on site to explain their interests and activities.
Free entrance, donations are welcome.
Webs of Deceit: Spiders of the Arboretum
Sunday, August 17, 2014
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Spiders are among the most misunderstood creatures on earth. Come learn about some of the common types, their incredible parental instincts and their importance in the web of life.
For members, Adult ($15) Child -14 and younger- ($10)
For non-members, Adult ($20) Child -14 and younger- ($15)
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.