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Beyond blossoms

by Karen Hirst We all know of the sensual pleasures offered by our summertime gardens with their richness of colours, fragrance and varied shapes and...

Beautiful Butterflies

Almonte resident Brent Eades recently attended the Carleton University Butterfly Show and sent along these butterfly photos. See the full gallery here

What is That … Spider?

Most of the articles we have written for this column have been about relatively large, charismatic mammals or birds, but sometimes we give a...

Highway Arch

by Neil Carleton  From highways to byways, some of my favourite trees are the ones I drive under.  With a good portion of their canopies...

Night Sky Course Spring 2014 Lecture 4

MVNSC: Mississippi Valley Night Sky Conservation: The Night Sky Around Us Lecture 4 Program developed by: Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Ottawa Astronomy Friends Instructor:...

Rainbows and Rain on Lunar Eclipse

Rainy Days and Nights make for a spectacular Rainbow and a non-eventful Lunar Eclipse (Oct 8 2014) Early Wednesday morning - (meaning 3 am local...

Our Burnt Lands (Alvar) – A real surprise! Should it be developed?

by Ted Legg My wife and I attended the Mississippi Mills Council meeting last Wednesday (November 12th). We went there primarily to listen to the...

MVFN Young Naturalists sessions start soon

MVFN's Young Naturalists (YN) program is set to begin again for the Winter/Spring sessions. If you are interested in registering a child for this...

Night Sky Observing – How Far South do we See?

In the Spring time, when we stand outside and observe the constellations,  we can observe galaxies beyond our own because we are looking up...

Night Sky Course Lecture 1

  Mississippi Valley Night Sky Conservation (MVNSC):   “The Night Sky Around Us” Program developed by: Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Ottawa Astronomy Friends Instructor: Pat Browne Assistants:...

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