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 www.oommbo.org.
Reservations are required and should be made by calling the Morgan Arboretum at 514-398-7811 from 9 am to 4 pm.
-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.
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
Minimum 10 people
Friday, October 30
4 pm – 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 transforms into a haunted house every year around Halloween.
This fun family event mixes environmental education with a spooky 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.
Flash lights are suggested and all visitors should dress appropriately for the weather.
Cost is $10/person
No reservations. Come one, come all.
Don’t forget to dress up!
Spooky Skies of Halloween
Friday, October 30, 7 pm
All are welcome for a public lecture on the Halloween skies. Find out what goes on in the sky at the end of October.
Saturday, November 7, 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.
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.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2015 13:56