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Craft sale to support Union Hall renovations, December 10

Union Hall renovations funded through craft sales, donations In...

Annual tree fundraiser launches just in time for Christmas shopping

Living trees and shrubs are the perfect...

Reader comments on AGH emergency department closure

Finally, Ontario’s crumbling patient-centred healthcare system has...

Science & Nature

For the Birds

Bird photography by Cheryl Baxter.

What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

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What Is That … Whitetail?

Cottaging in the Lanark Highlands, of course we see many whitetail deer every year, but the number varies from year to year.  This year started out with a visiting...

Family “Learning about Birds” event, November 19

Mill of Kintail This fall, the Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Care Centre (OVWBCC) received a Nature Canada NatureHood grant to support projects that help break down barriers and connect youth...

MVFN Nature Talk: All about mosses

Contributed by Chris Baburek On Thursday, October 20 the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalist members were treated to a Nature Talk by Jennifer Doubt, Curator of Botany at the Canadian Museum...

For the Birds

Bird photography by Cheryl Baxter.

What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

What Is That … Funny Posture?

During our many enjoyable summers of observing wildlife around White Lake we have learned some wildlife characteristics, including sounds and postures, of certain species. ...

Event teaches local students about water quality and conservation

On October 6th, 121 elementary students from 4 local schools participated at the Children’s Water Festival, held at the Almonte Fairgrounds and organized by...

Provincial grant supports Land Trust’s conservation efforts

Conservation Coordinator Position Shines Thanks to OTF Grant Carleton Place, ON – On October 12th, 2022, local MPP John Jordan met with the Mississippi Madawaska...

Turning your leaves to compost

Let’s Do More Thank you to the many Almonte neighbours who contributed 600 bags of leaves last year. Can you bring us 800 bags this...

What Is That … Irish Bird?

Usually we write about wildlife around and about our cottage in the Lanark Highlands.  Occasionally, however, we feel compelled to share with readers some...

Backyard birds, the AI version

by Brent Eades Some readers may know that I do an occasional feature called 'Backyard Birds,' which is just what it sounds like -- photos...

What Is That … Surprising Pair?

Many of the animals we enjoy seeing at our cottage on White Lake live solitary lives, except during breeding season and/or when raising families. ...

Hundreds of wild children flock to Pakenham

On Saturday August 27th, Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust (MMLT) held their annual Festival of the Wild event at High Lonesome Nature Reserve, and we...

Calling All Curious Young Minds! 

After a two-year hiatus, the MVFM Young Naturalists are back!  This fall we are resuming our once-a-month sessions, where we’ll be exploring such topics...

What is that … for supper?

We love the birds at the cottage, all the birds, every single one.  We love the beauty of their plumage, their songs, and even...

A happy ending for some local snapping turtle eggs

Submitted by Bill & Lynda Levesque Two residents in the Riverfront Community backing onto the Mississippi River in Almonte have big caring hearts when it...

What Is That … on the Island?

White Lake includes several forested, rocky islands which we enjoy paddling around to view the wildlife.  On an entirely different scale, however, we recently...

What is that … June creature?

Typically, June is the month when plant and animal populations at our cottage explode and proliferate.  We were not able to get to the...

The Fawn

One of the many pleasures of life at our country place was the after-supper coffee on the south veranda.  We had a wide unobstructed...

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