Monday, December 11, 2017

Men’s Shed builds bat houses for CWF

Local Men's Shed group partners with Canadian Wildlife Federation This past summer the Hackberry Men's Shed of Carleton Place (check us out on Facebook  or the...

Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists get a reading lesson

Last Wednesday was a beautiful cool, crisp October morning as the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN) and friends gathered in the Metcalfe Geoheritage Park...

Howard Clifford up for national Nature Inspiration Award

The Canadian Museum of Nature annually recognizes individuals and organizations that, through their work or specific projects, encourage Canadians to take an interest in...

What Is That … Yellow Sign?

Every time we travel to our cottage we pass a couple of yellow road signs with a stylized turtle and the words May-Sept/Mai-Sept. For the...

Oct 2017 Neutron Stars in Collision –...

 by Pat Browne The October 2017 announcement of the detection of a gravitational wave event, GW170817 from the merger of two neutron stars are producing  significant ...

Water, water everywhere? Or plastic, plastic everywhere?

Part 2:  Bags and bottles by Theresa Peluso In Part 1 of this topic on how plastic is polluting our rivers, lakes and oceans, I gave...

What Is That … Black and Yellow Moth?

Before we bought the cottage on Three Mile Bay, we knew moths were related to butterflies, but moths seemed most often to be small...

MVFN heads to Cuba — book now!

Great news from the Programme Committee of Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists On the heals of other most successful international outings to Mexico (an MVFN...

Partners in Environmental Sustainability?

Lanark County and Friends of Lanark County -- Partners in Environmental Sustainability? By Theresa Peluso Three years ago, when Lanark County first considered spraying their roadsides with...

What Is That … on the Milkweed?

We were raised thinking, as the name states, that milkweed plants are unwanted weeds.  This summer we have noted increased numbers of milkweed plants...
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