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Giant Baked Beans with Sausage Meatballs

by Susan Hanna This is another great recipe...

Ukrainian pysanky egg workshops at St. Andrew’s in Pakenham

Join Rev. Sheryl McLeod in the spiritual...

Proceeds from St George’s breakfasts support school food programs

Prior to the pandemic, the parishioners of...

Science & Nature

For the Birds

Bird photography by Cheryl Baxter.

What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

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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 the Members’ Night presentations, the...

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.    Many species are so integral...

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 presented by Dr. Catherine Scott,...

For the Birds

Bird photography by Cheryl Baxter.

What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

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...

A.I. doesn’t bleed

by John Clinton, Ramsay New knowledge merges with old; what you know shapes what you learn. Artificial neural networks have been studied and computer algorithms...

Almonte leaves its leaves

We have filled 25 compost bioreactors for the 2023 season and it’s time to say a big thank you to all who contributed. We...

Report on November Nature Talk: “Life in Limbo”

The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists November Nature Talk was entitled “Life in Limbo” or “The Living Dead and the Control of Biological Time”.  Dr....

What Is That … New Bird?

Each year at the end of cottage season we like to identify and research new species we have observed and photographed around White Lake. ...

Early arrival by trumpeter swans at Clayton

Yesterday we had five trumpeter swans on our beach, two adults and three juveniles. They spent hours eating weeds and resting. Last year it was tundra...

Report on MVFN Nature Talk: ‘Birds of The Gambia and Senegal’

The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists opened the October meeting with presentations from two of the three students sponsored by MVFN to attend the Ontario...

Nature Talk, “Life in Limbo” — November 16

Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists Nature Talk – November 16, 2023 The November meeting of the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists will feature a Nature Talk called “Life...

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