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Early Migrants: Guided walk with Bird Protection Quebec

Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 8 am, for the morning

Warm temperatures in mid-April means a variety of bird species are on their way north from their southern wintering grounds. Peak bird migration is only a few short weeks away so come and enjoy a taste of things to come. Hawks, ducks, sparrows and early warblers are just some of the birds we hope to encounter.

This activity is free for Arboretum members, regular entrance fees apply to non-members: Adult $7, Child $3.50, Senior & Student $4.50.

Wear: Appropriate outdoor clothing including waterproof boots

Bring: Binoculars, field guides and water

Space is limited, so register today! 514-398-7811



Spring International Astronomy Day 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 7:30 – 11 pm

Interested in the night sky? Curious about our universe? Want to learn more about astronomy? Join the members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Montreal Centre as they offer a free public lecture entitled “Introduction to Astronomy” and  weather permitting, an under the stars “Sky Tour” and “Star Party”. Regardless of the weather, the Bellevue Observatory will be open for sightseeing and tours.

Free admission

Wear appropriate outdoor clothing

Meet at the Morgan Arboretum Conservation Centre


 

Public Tree Sale

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 11 am - 3 pm

You have space for a new tree planting to celebrate spring 2017? Take advantage of the annual sale to visit the nursery. We’ll be there to help you select the right tree for your situation. Meet us at the Corner of Chemin des Pins and Chemin Ste-Marie.


 

Spring Spruce Up Day

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 9 am - 1 pm

Come and join the Friends of the Morgan Arboretum (FMA) Committee for spring clean-up. Tasks will include raking leaves in Blossom Corner and removing dead branches off the trails. This will be a great opportunity to meet and share ideas with the Committee and fellow members.

WHAT TO WEAR: work gloves, waterproof boots and weather-appropriate clothing

TOOLS TO BRING: rake, hatchet, bow saw, and clippers that cut small branches. Hand tools only – no power tools.

PACK your own sandwich. Fruit juices, desserts and snacks will be provided.

The event will take place rain or shine. Meet at the Conservation Centre.


 

Stars, Telescopes and Fun

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Saturday, July 29, 2017
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


 

Mother’s Day Spring Flowers Walk

Sunday, May 7, 2017, 11 am – 12:30 pm or 13:30 - 3 pm
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 11 am – 12:30 pm or 13:30 - 3 pm

This is the time of year to observe the delightful spring ephemerals flowers. Bring your mother on a stroll through the maple grove to witness these forest floor beauties in full bloom. Biologist Robert Prairie will introduce you to different species of wild flowers and explain their spectacular way of life

Language: English and French

Wear: Appropriate outdoor clothing including waterproof boots

Bring: Binoculars, field guides, cameras, water and a snack

Cost (tax and parking included):
Members: Free admission
Non-members: Regular entrance fees apply Adults: $7 / Children: $3.50

Space is limited, so register today! 514-398-7811

Meet at the Conservation Centre


 

Family Nature Walk: Signs of Spring

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 9:30  - 11:30 am

Join Arboretum naturalist Chris Cloutier for a morning walk around the Arboretum’s popular orange trail to see what all the spring buzz is about. Plenty of insects, wildflowers, birds and amphibians have all bounced back from a cold winter’s rest. Come and discover the world of creatures bustling about the Arboretum as the forest springs back to life!

Language: English and French

Wear: Appropriate outdoor clothing including waterproof boots

Bring: Binoculars, field guides, water and a snack

Cost (tax and parking included):
Members: Adults: $5.00 / Children $3.00
Non-members: Adults: $12 / Children: $7

Space is limited, so don’t wait to register: 514-398-7811



Survive in the wild: Useful Plants

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 10 am – 1 pm

Plants are your friends and can be important in a survival situation, but only if you get to know them first. In this activity, join nature guide Sarah and discover the kinds of trees and forest plants that provide everything from rope and soap to medicine and more!

In English and French

Open to families

Cost (tax and parking included):
Member adult: $20 / child: $10
Non-Member adult: $25 / child: $15

Dress for the outdoors

Space is limited so get the family signed up today: 514-398-7811


 

Splendid Spring Birds

Saturday, May 27, 2017, 8:00-12:00 am

Join Arboretum naturalists Chris Cloutier and Richard Gregson for this half day excursion to discover the wonderful world of spring birds. We have now entered the peak of spring migration and our forests are alive with the beautiful songs and frantic activity of birds. Chris and Richard have been birding the Arboretum for a number of years and know all the best spots!

Wear: Appropriate outdoor clothing including footwear suitable to a 5 km walk

Bring: Binoculars, field guides, water, a snack and bug spray

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

Space is limited, so register today!: 514-398-7811

Early birds also receive FREE bird posters!!!


 

A Walk on the Wild Side

Sunday, May 28, 2017, 10 am – 12 pm

Explore the world of little things: insects, salamanders, frogs and more! Join naturalist Scott Pemberton for some up close encounters with the Arboretum’s wildlife! Great fun for the whole family!

Language: English and French

Wear: Appropriate outdoor clothing including waterproof boots

Bring: Binoculars, field guides, water, a snack and bug spray

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

Space is limited, so don’t wait to register: 514-398-7811

All who register receive a free poster!


 

Astronomy: Perseid Meteor Shower

Saturday, August 12, 2017, 8 – 11 pm, Details to be announced


 

Webs of Deceit: Spider Walk

Sunday, August 27, 2017, 10 am – 12 pm

Spiders are among the most misunderstood creatures on earth. Our naturalist Chris Cloutier will show you some of the common types, describe their incredible way of life and amazing parental instincts, as well as discuss their importance in the web of life.

Wear: Appropriate outdoor clothing

Bring: Binoculars, field guides, water and a snack

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

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

Register early and receive a FREE poster!



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


 

Fiery foliage, the Arboretum’s Fall Forests

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

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 color change. Discover why it happens, and how, 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


 

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 http://www.rascmontreal.org/
Entrance is free. No reservation required. Meet at the Conservation Centre of the Morgan Arboretum.
Last Updated: Monday, 24 April 2017 14:48