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‘Geese, gizmos and globetrotters’ — MVFN talk on March 21

Geese, gizmos and globetrotters: how ecology and technology contribute to the conservation of Canada’s Arctic birds Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN) are pleased to invite...

What is That … Barbadian Bird?

It is peculiar that our trips away, which we look forward to so much, end up introducing us to wildlife that reminds us of...

Homeschoolers rock  on with Geoheritage Park loan collections 

by Erica McKay “If something is gneiss, don’t take it for granite.” “Don’t expect perfection from geologists; they all have their faults.” “Plateaus are the highest form...

Arachnids and their role in the web of life

by Theresa Peluso People generally seem to dislike arachnids.  And yet spiders, like Charlotte in Charlotte’s Web (by E.B. White) are renowned for their industriousness,...

Tatlock wildlife

John Connelly sends along these great photos from out Tatlock way. Pictures from below a bird feeder, down the Tatlock I have long enjoyed reading the...

What Is That … On Our Sandy Beach?

You may recall in our last article about migrants we mentioned snowbirds heading south to warmer beach destinations to escape the snow and cold. ...

What is That … Migrant?

Many of our friends are migrating, heading south, fleeing winter.  Snowbirds are like that.  Some leave the region as early as November, not returning...

What Is That … on the wing?

We enjoy watching various insects, birds and bats flying around at the cottage, except for those insects intent on feeding on our blood.  It...

The Futility of Roadside Spraying

Theresa Peluso In 2016, when Lanark County began its campaign to eradicate wild parsnip, it included Martin Street North on its list of roadsides to...

Reader strongly opposes County spraying for Wild Parsnip

Open letter to Dr. Paula Stewart, Public Health Officer for Lanark County:  regarding the ill-conceived and dangerous plan to spray water-soluble poisons on our...

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