Science & Nature

A Bird’s Eye View of Lanark County

by Theresa Peluso This is the second-last article in my series describing how the flora and fauna in Lanark County have changed over the last...

Magnetic tree

by Neil Carleton   I had to scratch my head when I first heard there was a magnetic tree of some sort farther down the...

What kind of Christmas tree should I get?

by Theresa Peluso Ah, Christmas, the season of peace and goodwill toward men.  And also the season of giving and getting, when we’re told no...

The Night Sky at the Mill of Kintail – Archive Spring 2012 course notes...

Here is the archive of the course that we did in the Spring 2012 at the Mill of Kintail Conservation area. Here is lecture 1...

Mississippi Riverwatchers update and website launch

  Since the first public meeting on April 11, 2012,  volunteers concerned about the Mississippi River between Appleton and Pakenham have formed a new group...

Woodland Elegance

by Neil Carleton Refined in appearance, and graceful with its sweeping branches, was my first impression.  In the April sunlight it was certainly an elegant...

Night Quest Family Event at the Mill of Kintail Saturday November 24, 2012

Saturday November 24, there will be Lunar and Nature observing. It will be nearly Full Moon and there will be telescopes to view the moon, ...

Mean and Green – Alien plants Part 2: Green, and really mean

Last month, in Part 1 of this two part series, I described a number of plants that are non-native to Lanark County. These plants...

The Night Sky at the Mill of Kintail

What is Good Neighbour Lighting? Good Neighbour Lighting in Mississippi Mills is made possible by residents and shopkeepers who use shielded outdoor lighting. This 'Good...

Metcalfe Geoheritage Park receives rescue rocks

by Neil Carleton How many people does it take to deliver two and a half tons of sandstone to Canada’s first municipal geoheritage park?   The...

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