Winter solstice at the Morgan Arboretum
The Morgan Arboretum - as you may know - is a forest reserve at the western tip of the island of Montreal. It's part of McGill University's Macdonald Campus in Ste Anne de Bellevue. Most of Quebec's native trees grow there, along with 18 collections of trees and shrubs, from around the world. And it's also home to dozens of species of mammals and 170 species of birds. The public can birdwatch, hike or snowshoe there too.
The Morgan Arboretum will be holding an event to mark the winter solstice in the woods (the actual solstice - the shortest day of the year - is this Thursday). There will be bird-watching and family activities there during the holidays too.
The Morgan Arboretum's Chris Cloutier spoke with Sonali Karnick.