Thursday, June 29, 2017

Half trees

by Neil Carleton   To anthropomorphically paraphrase the second verse of the Beatles 1965 song ‘Yesterday’ is a good way of introducing the roadside shady characters...

Telescopes – Winter Solstice Seasoning

by Pat Browne Winter solstice marks our Northern Hemisphere’s shortest day and longest night of the year. To learn more about this, and how to use...

For the Birds: Siskins and Finches

by Cheryl Baxter Good Friday!  It’s October 31st today.  Halloween, and the end of another month. Work has been keeping me busy, and not able to...

Observing through the ‘Sucker Holes’

Monday night April 28 was the only night without precipitation in the forecast,  so we took our chances to see if we could peer...

Sustainable Living: Reducing Our Greenhouse Gas Emissions

by Theresa Peluso During this time of heated discussions at the international level between developed and developing countries about reducing our carbon emissions, it's embarrassing...

For the Birds: Summer Lovin’

by Cheryl Baxter Happy Labour Day!  Where has the summer gone!? It’s hard to believe that autumn is around the corner.  I was happy to spend...

Almonte Post Office blossoms

by Neil Carleton   Do you have a notable or favourite tree? Readers are invited to submit their nominations for an honor roll of trees in...

Busy bumble bees

by Bob Lesser With spring flowers starting to bloom and Mother Nature awakening from her winter sleep, birds are pairing and these bumble bees are...

ON Nature Action Alert: wolf and coyote hunting 

Ontario Nature (ON) recently posted an Action Alert to its members and member groups, which includes the local Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists club, regarding...

Supernova 1987A 30th Anniversary

by Pat Browne February 24 2017 marks a special 30th anniversary in Canadian Astronomy: The discovery of Supernova 1987A The story behind the discovery: So much...
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