Walks with a Naturalist
The nature interpretation series was developed in the spring of 2009 as a way of connecting Arboretum visitors with the natural world. Our naturalists design different walks and outdoor programs based on their particular interests or specialties. The diversity of walks ranges from insects, birds, amphibians, trees, ecology and biodiversity. For more information about upcoming walks please visit the "Upcoming Events" page by following the link at the top of this page. The particular activities are outlined there and specific details are also provided at the click of a button.
A group of Nature enthusiasts accompany Naturalist Chris Cloutier on a mid day walk
focused on Dragonflies. (Photo: Claude Cloutier)
Some early risers accompany Naturalist Richard Gregson on an early spring walk focusing on
Migratory birds returning in the spring (Photo: Chris Cloutier)
One of several nighttime walks led by Arboretum Naturalist Chris Cloutier.
This walk entitled "Owl Prowl" led visitors through the darkest corners of the grounds
in search of our many owl species (Photo: Claude Cloutier)
With the help of experts from the Arboretum as well as special guests from different organizations, The Arboretum also offers several educational workshops to help visitors plant trees, control pest insects, or deal with injured wildlife just to name a few. Most of these activities are free except for general entrance fees for non-members. Once again please visit the calendar page for further details.
John Watson gives an informative lecture and demonstration entitled "Taking Root"
aimed at helping participants better understand the fundamentals of pruning,
planting and gardening. (Photo: Chris Cloutier)
Stephanie Boucher from the Lyman Insect Museum of Macdonald Campus, McGill
leads a very interesting and informative workshop aimed at helping avid gardeners
better understand some of their six-legged friends...or enemies! (Photo: Chris Cloutier)
Occasionally, various local groups or clubs use the Arboretum to host a particular event. Many of these events are open to the public with a general interest in the topic.
Some curious stargazers enjoy the view of the moon up close during one of the many free presentations offered by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC). These monthly events
are aimed at a particular sky event and allow all visitors to enjoy the far away worlds
a little closer! (Photo: Fred Parkinson)
Personal Nature Visits:
If you have a group who would like to visit the Arboretum for a nature walk which is currently not offered, please give us a call and let us know. We may be able to offer a personalized visit just for your group, whether it be a corporate outing, a birthday party or just for interests sake!
Last Updated: Monday, 08 August 2011 18:19