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EARTHFEST, April 20 in Carleton Place

Second Annual EARTHFEST, April 20 in Carleton...

An Almonte baby boom

Springtime is often busy in the Almonte...

Brenda Edgerton — obituary

Edgerton, Brenda Pauline Brenda passed peacefully after fighting a...

Science & Nature

For the Birds

Bird photography by Cheryl Baxter.

What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

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Field Naturalists talk: ‘World Heritage Sites in Canada’

The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists were presented a March Nature Talk on the World Heritage Sites in Canada.  The speaker was Lynn Holden, who visited all Canadian sites and...

What Is That … Early Butterfly?

Winter is over.  Spring is here.  And we are certainly looking forward to opening the cottage for the 2024 season.  In addition to soaking in the spring scents and...

Cliff Bennett Nature Bursary: Ready for 2024 student applicants!

“We’re all stories in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?” ― Doctor Who (Matt Smith) – The Big Bang (TV episode 2010) Since 2007 the MVFN Cliff Bennett Nature...

For the Birds

Bird photography by Cheryl Baxter.

What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

What Is That … Early Splash of Red?

Winter is rapidly disappearing and we are looking forward to an early start to cottage season on White Lake.  We are anticipating exciting sightings...

Summary of MFVN Nature Talk, February 15

The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN) held its annual Members’ Night and Annual General Meeting this month.  The evening featured three speakers and was...

A hawk and its prey

Attached is a photo of a sharp-shinned hawk atop one of our bird feeders having lunch with a goldfinch caught in our yard.  As...

Ken Allison – MVFN Champion for Nature, 2024

Ken Allison is a “wildlife ecologist/naturalist/educator”; extraordinaire! He earned his B.Sc. from the University of Guelph and completed a career working for the Canadian Food...

Field Naturalists Members’ Night and AGM, February 15

Please join the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists for our annual Members’ Night, when we will have three speakers present on various topics.  Immediately following...

What is that … Pine?

The forests of Lanark include a variety of tree and shrub species including pine, providing important habitat for numerous species of plant and animal. ...

Nature Talk summary: “Eat Prey Love; The Secret Lives of Spiders”

The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists January Nature Talk on January 18 was entitled “Eat Prey Love; The Secret Lives of Spiders”.  The talk was...

Calling All Curious Young Minds!

Mississippi Valley Field Naturalist’s Young Naturalist program is gearing up for a new season!  This winter and spring we will be continuing our once-a-month...

Local Land Trust receives fantastic Christmas gift!

Not everyone can say they received a new property for Christmas! Such was the case for the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust (MMLT) this holiday...

“Eat Prey Love: The Secret Lives of Spiders” — January 18

Nature Talk – Thursday, January 18, 2024 The January meeting of the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists will feature a Nature Talk entitled “Eat Prey Love:...

MM seeks tree lovers

Are you a Dendrophile*, a Nemophilist** or maybe a TreeHugger? We’re looking for a few local tree enthusiasts to plan Arbour Week activities in Mississippi Mills. This...

What Is That … in Black and White?

Mother Nature never ceases to amaze us with her dizzying displays of colours and shades, even in the darker months of winter.  That said,...

Stay off the ice until it’s safe!

Ottawa media have been reporting the tragic deaths of two teens who went through thin ice on the Rideau River at Manotick just after...

What is that … Nest?

Birds build nests for many of the same reasons humans build houses.  At the cottage, we shelter inside a wooden clapboard building with asphalt...

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