Sunday, August 20, 2017

Breaking a bag habit: the sequel

Last summer the Environmental Issues Committee (EIC) of Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN) conducted a campaign to increase public awareness of the environmental damage...

A diverting chat with Cory Smith about Mississippi Mills’ waste collection program

by Theresa Peluso How things have changed for the better!  When my husband and I moved to Mississippi Mills in 2004, I was appalled by...

Show your support for a ‘Natural Heritage System’ here — May 20

by Tineke Kuiper Are you concerned about our natural heritage in Mississippi Mills? The landscape is certainly not what it was 200 years ago, when settlers...

Night Sky Lectures Fall Series

The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority provides Night Sky Education at the  Mill of Kintail.  Pat Browne, a member  of the Night Sky Conservation Team ...

Backyard birds, March 23 2014

by Brent Eades So it's spring, 15 cm of snow yesterday notwithstanding. I've had one new spring bird since my last post, a Grackle who...

Star light, star bright, how many stars do we see tonight?  

by Theresa Peluso Living out here in Mississippi Mills, we probably take for granted the gift of experiencing starry nights, when billions of sparkling lights...

The night sky at the Mill of Kintail

The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority will once again be offering its astronomy course at the Mill of Kintail on Friday evenings commencing April 13....

What is That … Flutter of Butterflies? (part 2)

In our August 4th butterflies article, we promised to get back to you with another piece about the butterflies of the second half of...

Butterfly ID wanted

EDITOR'S NOTE: Marilyn Snedden sent this photo of a flock (herd? gang? mob?) of butterflies she spotted at her home today, and asks for an...

Your feet’s too big!

Fats Waller's 1939 hit was way before my time – but I do remember the title, as well as one or two lines: From your...
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