Celebrating Entomophilia in Frédéric-Back Park

Educational activity - Event - Visual arts - Sculpture and installation

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May 18 to November 1st 2023
According to the Frederic-Back Park's operating hours Free admission
All Day Event
2345, rue Jarry Est
Montréal, QC Canada
H1Z 4P3

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One of the Insectarium's Celebrations of Entophilia

On the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity and as part of the Celebrations of Entomophilia, Space for Life presents three monumental artworks will be installed in Frédéric-Back Park, for the whole summer!

The works showcasing the diversity of insects will be integrated into the park’s interpretation activities. When selecting the works, the jury gave high priority to the ecological approach of the artists.

  • À l'antenne, by Architecturama, features two pairs of giant antennas made of recycled steel and wood emerging from the grass.
  • Hortus Formica, by Frédéric Saia, evokes the important role of ants in their habitat, through wood, woody debris, soil and seeds.
  • Bivouac, by the Escargo Collective, pays tribute to the spectacular complexity and beauty of butterfly wings with reused masts and sails, wood, nets and other salvaged goods.

Activities in the park

On the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity and as part of the Celebrations of Entomophilia, activities will be offered by the Insectarium, in collaboration with TOHU:

Schedule for the special programming

Veillée aux papillons

  • June 9
  • 8:30 & 9 p.m.
  • Starting from TOHU

Guided by the TOHU team, join Maxim Larrivée, director of the Insectarium, and André-Philippe Drapeau Picard, entomological information officer, in an astonishing tête-à-tête with the moths that represent 90% of the butterflies identified to date. Notice to photographers: contribute to the Atlas des papillons de nuit du Québec, a participatory science project of the Insectarium hosted by the iNaturalist platform.

Registration required (places are limited)

En mission pour le monarque

  • June 30 and July 28
  • 5 & 7 p.m.
  • Duration: 50 to 60 minutes
  • Starting from Frédéric-Back Park Kiosk, entrance D’Iberville/Émile-Journault

Dive into the world of participatory science by documenting monarch habitats in your neighbourhood. Learn how to better observe the monarch by familiarising yourself with its lifecycle and migration habits, and learn how to identify milkweed plants. Then share your observations!

Registration required (places are limited)


  • September 9 and 16
  • 1, 2:30 & 4 p.m.
  • Duration: 25 to 30 minutes
  • Starting from Frédéric-Back Park Kiosk, entrance D’Iberville/Émile-Journault

Discover the entomofauna of Frédéric-Back Park. During the animation, learn more about insects and the benefits of greening the spaces we share with them. Take photos galore and participate in the Biodiversity Challenge, a participatory science project that helps scientists to protect biodiversity.

Registration required (places are limited)

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