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The Senneville municipality is blessed with several green spaces where wild animals can live in peace. Among these are the Anse-à-l'Orme Nature Park, the Morgan Arboretum and the Bois-de-la-Roche Agricultural Park, all three open to the public.
The Anse-à-l'Orme Nature Park is a linear park of 233 hectares is partially landscaped. It is a territory that is home to wet meadows, marshes, old abandoned farmland, forests and Rivière-à-l'Orme. Hundreds of species of birds and animals live there, some of which are endangered and rare. The centennial forest has been designated exceptional forest ecosystem (EFE) by the Quebec Ministry of Natural Resources and Wildlife.
The Morgan Arboretum, a 245-ha preserve of woods and fields owned by McGill University, provides a perfect home for many species. From short-tailed shrews to white-tailed deer, Arboretum experts estimate that 29 species of mammals, 15 species of reptiles and amphibians, and just over 200 species of birds are found on the territory (including many breed there), making it one of the most diverse regions on the island of Montreal.
Macdonald Campus naturalists make available to the public a variety of documents related to the Arboretum flora and fauna:
The agricultural park of Bois-de-la-Roche is a rural domain representative of the farms of the west of the island of the beginning of the century. With an area of 191 hectares - the area of Mount Royal - most of the park has an agricultural vocation and the other part remained in the natural state.
Énoncé de l'intérêt patrimonial du Bois-de-la-Roche (French version only)
The Carapace project is managed by a Gatineau-based turtle enthusiast as part of her various activities with the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Consultants, interns and partners also provide some help to validate and analyze the data.
The information received in the sighting forms is autogenerated in a database that is shared annually with experts from the Quebec Turtle Recovery Team and partners who can undertake actions to protect turtles.
Carapace will provide a better understanding of the threat of road mortality with the aim of taking action to help turtle populations cope better with the anticipated threats of climate change such as the competition of exotic species, the arrival of pests or diseases, and extreme weather events that can disrupt habitats.
The coyote has expanded in recent years and has been reported in new areas including the Anse-à-l'Orme Nature Park and the Bois-de-la-Roche Agricultural Park. We would like to inform you about the measures to be taken to promote coexistence with this animal that adapted life in an urban environment.
Report the presence of coyotes in your area by calling the Info-coyotes line, 438-872-COYO (2696), or by completing the online form available on Ville de Montréal's website. This information is essential for planning appropriate interventions to ensure a harmonious coexistence.
What to do if you cross a coyote?
If the coyote does not leave or if it has an aggressive response:
For more information: www.ville.montreal.qc.ca/coyote