Sunday, August 20, 2017

Reader reports deer collisions on Country Street

We received this note from a reader. We often walk along Country Street and go as far as where the curve becomes Rae Road. This...

Breaking a bag habit

Theresa Peluso Chairperson Environmental Issues Committee Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists "A habit is something you can do without thinking—which is why most of us have so many of...

Environmental issues: being part of the solution

  by Theresa Peluso  The problem with our natural environment is that so many humans are consuming and polluting as though there's no tomorrow –...

Town takes action to protect Burnt Lands alvar

by Brent Eades Many local residents regularly drive by the slightly bleak expanse of scrubby grassland at the Burnt Lands without realizing they're passing a...

Recycling revamp recently rolled out

by Neil Carleton The recycling symbol of 3 arrows in a triangle shape was designed by university student Gary Anderson in 1970, at the University...

Alien insects: The gardener’s nemesis

by Theresa Peluso How does your garden grow? Are alien insects a challenge? Most of my previous articles have described changes to Lanark County’s natural environment...

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...

Rapids Clubtail dragonfly logo winner announced

A team of approximately thirty Mississippi Mills residents have organized to encourage the preservation of Gomphus Quadricolor - also known as the Rapids Clubtail...

Where have all the amphibians and reptiles gone?

by Theresa Peluso Let’s start with a possible obituary for several species of amphibians and reptiles that were common in Eastern Ontario as recently as...

No respect for Almonte seniors

Some of Almonte’s oldest residents have been bruised, rolled in public, and turned topsy turvey with fractures. These are, of course, the rocks of...
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