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For sale: Reel mower, bistro set

Lee Valley 27-inch reel mower. Blade sharpening...

Diana’s Quiz – May 18, 2024

by Diana Filer 1.  The Alice Munro story,...

The Toonie Book Sale, May 1

Held over by popular demand! The Toonie Book...

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Nature Talk – Wild Turkeys of Ontario, May 16

The next meeting of the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists will feature an in-person talk given by Dr. Jeff Bowman, speaking about Ontario’s ubiquitous wild turkeys. Meetings are held at...

Summary of Field Naturalists’ spring gathering

The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN) were treated to a captivating talk featuring special guest speaker Bob McDonald and his “Perspectives on a Planet”.   MVFN’s Annual Spring Gathering...

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...

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...

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...

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:...

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....

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...

‘Birds of the Gambia and Senegal’ — Nature Talk, October 19

Last month we kicked off our new season of The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists Nature Talks with the theme of “Nature Near and Far”. ...

Report on MVFN Nature Talk: ‘Discover the Carp Barrens’

By Chris Baburek The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists started off its new program year on September 21, with the theme of “Nature Near and Far”. ...

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