Family Activity – Colours – July 6

Colours July 6 2019

Why is the cardinal red, the jay blue and the dove brown? Explore the variety of colours displayed by birds and the reasons behind it.

Come join one of Le Nichoir’s biologists for a walk in the Clarke Sydenham nature reserve for a series of fun activities for all ages.

Note: Part of the activity will be held outdoor, dress according to the weather.

Space is limited. Reservation required by phone 450 458 2809 ext 3 or

When: Saturday, July 6

Time: 10 am to 12 pm

Where: Le Nichoir, 637 Main, Hudson J0P 1H0

Cost: 5$

Sow a seed, grow a community

Grenville Elementary School

Teachers from Grenville Elementary received The Foundation’s Seeds of inspiration educational resources that will help their students appreciate the seed to table process. In partnership with Le Nichoir and the Plant a Seed & See What Grows Foundation, the school will collaborate with teachers, parents, volunteers, and staff to renew the school garden within the 2019-2010 school year.


Grenville Elementary School

Conference – Pollinators – Monday June 17

Most of us know that pollinators are an important part of the ecosystem but did you know that not only bees pollinate? Learn about the importance and variety of pollinating animals.

Note this presentation will be given in English with a bilingual question period.

Space is limited. Reservation required by phone 450 458 2809 ext 3 or

When: Monday June 17

Time: 7:30 – 9 pm

Where: Le Nichoir, 637 Main, Hudson J0P 1H0

Cost: 5$


Conference – Migration – May 21 – Presented by Le Nichoir

Yellow warbler

We often think of bird migration as a simple flight from north to south but it is in reality much more complicated. Some migrations are long, others short, sometimes erratic or even optional. And how do birds find their way around and manage to come back to the same place year after year? Discover the fascinating phenomenon of bird migration with one of Le Nichoir’s biologists.

Space is limited to to 30 participants. Registration required by phone 450 451 0869  ext. 280  or

When: Tuesday May 21

Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

Where: Chalet de L’escapade, 15, rue du Boisé-des-Franciscaines

Cost: Free for Rigaud residents
5$ each for non-resident

Note: This conference will be given in French

New Visitor Experience at Le Nichoir

Summer is coming and so are the busiest times at the centre. While we work hard to care for the high volume of birds received during the hot season, we invite you to come and visit us. We have worked all winter to improve your visit at the centre. We have added interpretive panels around the facilities and created a series of great tools for you to learn about the centre and its patients.

During the summer months, an educator will be on-site during some days to offer visitors a free guided tour of the facilities. On days when an educator is not available, our self-guided tours are just as interesting and informative.

Visitors are welcome to drop by anytime during our opening hours but if you are looking for an activity, make sure you keep an eye on our Facebook and website; we have a series of upcoming outdoor activities and seminars for all ages on a variety of topics.

Education plays a big role in Le Nichoir’s mission. We want visitors to to see and understand our work as much as possible. Le Nichoir is also a place to learn about birds in general, their fascinating natural history and amazing diversity and the ecosystems they inhabit.

Our hope is that you will walk away the head full of new knowledge about birds but also with tools and ideas to help their conservation at home and beyond.

Fonds innovation et développement touristique

This project was made possible by Développement Vaudreuil-Soulanges and the Fonds de développement et d’innovation touristique (FIDT) of the MRC Vaudreuil-Soulanges.