Fauna Flora Photography

Jardin Botanique de Montréal, Montreal

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.

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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.

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) x - x -
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) x - - x
American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) - - - x
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) x - - -
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) x - - x
American Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) x - - -
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) x - - -
Birds-Foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) - x - -
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) x - - x
Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) x - - -
Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) x - - -
Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis) - - x -
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) x x x -
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) x - - -
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) - x - -
Common Blue Wood Aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium) - - x -
Common Buttercup (Ranunculus acris) x x - -
Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) x - - -
Common Eastern Bumble Bee (Bombus impatiens) - x - -
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) x - - -
Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris) x - - -
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) x - - x
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) x - - x
Eastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus) x - - -
Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) x x x x
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) - - x -
European Common Blue (Polyommattus icarus) - x - -
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) - x - -
Great Egret (Ardea alba) x - - -
Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans) x x - -
Groundhog (Marmota monax) - x - -
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) x - - -
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) - - - x
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) x - - -
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) x x x -
Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa) x - - -
New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) - x x -
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) x x - x
Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta) x x x -
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) - x - -
Raccoon (Procyon lotor) x - - -
Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) x x x -
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) x x - -
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) x x - -
Redosier Dogwood (Cornus sericea) x - - -
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) x - x -
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) - - x -
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) - x - -
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter cooperi) - - - x
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) - x x -
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) x - - -
Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca) x - - -
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) - x - -
Water Forget-me-not (Myosotis scorpioides) x x - -
Western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) - x - -
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) x - - x
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) - - x -
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) - - - x
Wild Strawberry (Fragaria vesca) x - - -
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) x x x -
Woolly Blue Violet (Viola sororia) x - - -

When specific species have been observed, identified, and recorded in this park.

Videos Recorded in Jardin Botanique de Montréal

Photos of Jardin Botanique de Montréal

Jardin Botanique de Montréal - Jardin Botanique de Montréal - 2022-05-24
Jardin Botanique de Montréal - Jardin Botanique de Montréal - 2021-09-26
Jardin Botanique de Montréal - Jardin Botanique de Montréal - 2019-02-17
Jardin Botanique de Montréal - Jardin Botanique de Montréal - 2018-06-08


Last updated on 2024-03-14. Written and regularly updated by Karl-Heinz Müller, Dipl. Natw. ETH, Biology. With 10 years of experience in wildlife photography, Karl-Heinz shares first-hand, on-site collected observations, photos and videos from his frequent visits to parks in the Montreal area.