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Apple Pie Fest & Classic Car Show, September 18

For the first time since 2019, the...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – August 13, 2022

by Diana Filer 1.  Canada's Minister of Sport...

The Pakenham horse show rides on, August 20

Good news! On August 20th the Pakenham...

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 … 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 visited a different type of...

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 cottage this June, though, so...

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 view of the fields on...

For the Birds

Bird photography by Cheryl Baxter.

What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

Wildlife reserve in the heart of Ottawa

Mud Lake is one of the city's best-kept secrets. by Brent Eades You'd be forgiven for thinking the scene above was somewhere in the Gatineaus or...

MVFN sponsorship to the 2022 Ontario Nature Youth Summit

Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN) is pleased to once again sponsor two local students to attend the Ontario Nature Youth Summit to be held September...

What Is That … of the Woods?

Our cottage on White Lake is encircled by mixed forest and our property is mostly wooded.  This means we are surrounded by many different...

Calling All Curious Young Minds! 

After a two-year hiatus, the MVFM Young Naturalists are gearing up to get back on track.  Ahead of our normal fall session, we are...

Youth for Climate Action’s plant drive

Create your own pollinator garden with our planting starter pack! Many pollinators, particularly native pollinators, are endangered species. The Swallowtail Butterfly, the Yellow-Banded Bumblebee and...

What is that … Early Arrival?

Well first of all ... us!  We managed to fit in a couple of overnight stays at the cottage near the chilly end of...

On Saturday, May 28, come find your thrill

Come and celebrate Spring and the wonders of Nature by hiking to the top of Blueberry Mountain with the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust. MMLT field...

More than birds benefit from auction

Birdhouse Bonanza 2022 has ensured that returning birds have more than enough affordable accommodation for the summer, while the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust (MMLT)...

Cavanagh quarry seeks to undo environmental protections

Submitted by Friends of Burnt Lands Thomas Cavanagh Construction has applied to the City of Ottawa to reverse the existing EP3 environmental protection of 18...

What Is That … Magical Light?

Now for something completely different!  After preparing more than 120 articles for the Millstone News, focusing on some of the interesting species of animals...

Mississippi Madawaska Land announces appointment of first Executive Director

The Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of MMLT’s first Executive Director, Carolyn Piche Carolyn joined MMLT as...

What is that?  … Friend in the Garden

We have a new friend in the garden at the cottage ... the rusty blackbird.  We are using the word 'garden' in the broadest...

Birdhouse Bonanza: Tribute to a Friendship

by Glenda Jones When words fail, turn to art. Internationally acclaimed metal sculptor Dale Dunning has created a unique work for the Mississippi Madawaska Land...

Field Naturalists seek part-time program coordinator

Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists are looking for a part-time coordinator for its Young Naturalist Program. We are inviting applications from someone who has the...

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