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Mammals (non-homo sapiens) and their role in the web of life

Part 1:  Where we all began By Theresa Peluso Being mammals ourselves, we perhaps identify more closely with other mammals than with any other class of...

What is that … Spot in the Forest

Several spots in the forest tempt us to stop, relax, and enjoy the view, whether it is the view of the flowers and trees,...

See miraculous migration of waterfowl at Almonte lagoons

Each late summer and autumn, tens of thousands of shorebirds & waterfowl migrate through our area from their breeding grounds down in the sunny...

Festival of the Wild Child draws hundreds

The weekend gave us perfect weather for Festival of the Wild Child. Over 250 children and their families threw themselves into the spirit of...

What Is That … on the daisy?

This summer the roadside near our cottage has been awash with ox-eye daisies.  This sea of yellow and white is pleasant in its own...

Festival of the Wild Child: August 24-25

The third annual Festival of the Wild Child, a two-day event at High Lonesome Nature Reserve in the Pakenham Hills, takes place on August...

Local students awarded Cliff Bennett Nature Bursaries

The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN) are pleased to announce that four local graduating high school students were recently awarded 2019 MVFN Cliff Bennett...

What Is That … Merganser?

As a change of pace, this article focuses on a diving duck rather than following a theme about half a dozen or so beasties. ...

Wildflower walk at Land Trust a success

Gathered around White Pines over 150 years old, and listening to ecologist Cathy Keddy talk about all things botanical, are Sunday's walkers at the...

Help pollinator project near Pakenham, Saturday

Work Bee: Saturday, July 13 at 9 am to noon, 919 Sugarbush Road, to work on the Pollinator Pilot Project to organically manage Wild...

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