Muuuh Wildlife Photography

Jardin Botanique de Montréal

An urban park with different exposition over the year. It features also an Insectarium and a Butterfly exposition. I am more interested in the natural park home for many bird species and foxes.

How to Get Here

Located in Montreal East, there are different ways to get to this park. I use either Metro Green Line to station Pie IX and walk up 100m to the lower entrance of the park or STM Bus 197 from Metro station Rosemont, Orange Line, to the upper entrance of the park. Note that the park charges entrance during spring, summer and autumn.

Map Location of Jardin Botanique de Montréal

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Photography Tips

There are two major points of interests for photography. A few hundred meters from the Northern entrance there is a forest area with pathways through the forest and along the forest. There are many different bird species to watch but more optimal for photography, there are flowers and insects to be spotted along the pathways. It is one of our favorite places for macro photography in Montreal. Besides the place just mentioned. There are flowers all over the park

The second place is around the two ponds in the middle of the park. You encounter here different waterfowl, turtles and frogs. With some skill, you can get very close to the animals. With a 200mm you should be able to get beautiful photos. For close up you need a 400mm though.

What to See Here

An urban park with ponds, forests and forest clearings. There are many different bird species in this park with preference to one of these habitats. With some luck you may even spot birds of prey. Additionally, as the name of the park suggests, there are many different flowers in the different areas and with the flowers their habitants. Consider though that this is a popular place among nearby residents and may be crowded.

Recent Photos of Species

Florentine Woolcarder Bee (Anthidium florentinum)
European Common Blue (Polyommattus icarus)
Great Egret (Ardea alba)
American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus)
Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans)
Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans)
Monarch Butterfly
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)
American Red Squirrel
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Species and Seasonality

SpringSummerFallWinter
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 2 0 0 0
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 2 0 0 2
American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) 0 0 0 1
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 1 0 0 0
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 2 0 0 1
American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus) 1 0 0 0
American Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 1 0 0 0
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) 2 0 0 0
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 3 0 0 2
Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) 1 0 0 0
Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) 1 0 0 0
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 3 1 0 0
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 1 0 0 0
Common Buttercup (Ranunculus acris) 2 0 0 0
Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) 3 0 0 0
Common Eastern Bumble Bee (Bombus impatiens) 0 1 0 0
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 1 0 0 0
Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris) 2 0 0 0
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 1 0 0 1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 1 0 0 1
Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) 6 1 0 1
European Common Blue (Polyommattus icarus) 0 1 0 0
Florentine Woolcarder Bee (Anthidium florentinum) 0 1 0 0
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 1 0 0 0
Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans) 3 0 0 0
Groundhog (Marmota monax) 0 2 0 0
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) 1 0 0 0
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 0 0 0 1
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 1 0 0 0
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 3 1 0 0
Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) 0 1 0 0
Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa) 1 0 0 0
New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) 0 1 0 0
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 3 1 0 2
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1 0 0 0
Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta) 2 1 0 0
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 0 1 0 0
Raccoon (Procyon lotor) 1 0 0 0
Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) 1 1 0 0
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) 0 0 0 1
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 3 0 0 0
Redosier Dogwood (Cornus sericea) 1 0 0 0
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 3 0 0 0
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 0 1 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter cooperi) 0 0 0 1
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 3 0 0 0
Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca) 1 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 0 1 0 0
Water Forget-me-not (Myosotis scorpioides) 2 1 0 0
Western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) 0 1 0 0
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 1 0 0 2
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 0 0 0 1
Wild Strawberry (Fragaria vesca) 1 0 0 0
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 2 0 0 0
Woolly Blue Violet (Viola sororia) 1 0 0 0

Times a species has been spotted, identified and logged while visiting this park. A species is reported only once / park visit. Consult the page animal tracking about how we log observations in field. Only species shown which we have logged at least 5 times in the Montreal area.

Videos Recorded in Botanical Garden in Montreal, Quebec

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Photos Taken in Botanical Garden in Montreal, Quebec

Botanical Garden Montreal Late Spring

Botanical Garden Montreal Late Spring

2022-05-24

iPhone 11 Pro; iPhone 11 Pro back triple camera 4.25mm f/1.8; Focal Length 4.2mm; Exposure 1/4274; Aperture f/1.8; Iso 32;

Autumn Impression Botanical Garden

A pond covered with water lilies in autumn.

2021-09-26

NIKON Z 6; NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S; Focal Length 105mm; Exposure 1/250; Aperture f/11; Iso 1100;

Pines at Montreal Botanical Garden

2019-02-17

iPhone 7; iPhone 7 back camera 3.99mm f/1.8; Focal Length 4mm; Exposure 1/3690; Aperture f1.8; Iso 20;

Hors d'Usage / Out of Order

Hors d'Usage / Out of Order

2018-06-08

NIKON D500; 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6; Focal Length 140mm; Exposure 1/800; Aperture f/8; Iso 4000;

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