Sunday, February 26, 2017

Supernova 1987A 30th Anniversary

by Pat Browne February 24 2017 marks a special 30th anniversary in Canadian Astronomy: The discovery of Supernova 1987A The story behind the discovery: So much...

Land Trust concerned about County rezoning proposal

Editor's Note: We have receive this letter from Howard Clifford, president of the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust. I am writing to express the serious concern...

What is that … pretty bug? (part 2) 

On January 22nd the Millstone News ran our article about pretty bugs ... bugs that are really beetles.  In this piece we want to...

Get really local weather information

The Millstone runs a daily weather forecast on our home page, at the upper right, provided by the community-based Weather Underground service. This forecast...

Money and Our Planet: Celebrations

Money and Our Planet:  How do we squander them?  Let us count the ways Part 3:  Celebrations At the start of this Money and Our Planet...

Metamorphosis: Changing the Way We Look at Amphibians

The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists are excited to announce their February natural history presentation by Peter B. Mills, B.Sc. B.Ed., biologist, writer, and artist/illustrator...

What Is That … Spring Wildflower?

It continues to be a great winter for cross-country skiing and other outdoor activities, but with the snow having been continuously on the ground...

Register for MVFN Young Naturalist sessions

Registration still open for Winter/Spring Sessions of the MVFN Young Naturalists These Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists Young Naturalist sessions are held at the beautiful...

This is Something We Can Fix

by Gretta Bradley I loved my cat, Hobbes. She was beautiful as she sauntered gracefully out to our garden. She would look at the dog...

What is That … Pretty Bug?

Talking about 'bugs' is where we have to admit that we do not necessarily agree on nomenclature.  Bruce, having studied environmental biology at university,...

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