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Glenn Eastman — obituary

EASTMAN, D. Glenn 1934-2024 On Friday, April 12, 2024,...

A pair of poems for spring

Editor's note: Chris Cavan sends these reflections...

Diana’s Quiz – April 13, 2024

by Diana Filer 1.  What device in effect...

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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...

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 followed by the AGM. The first...

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 I watched I could not...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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...

Help protect the Burnt Lands alvar       

by Val Wilkinson In a region that is typically covered in forest and water, alvars provide small areas of open prairie-like habitat for plants and...

Birdhouses: Men’s Shed to the rescue

Did you miss out on the first birdhouse workshop? You now have a second chance. Ron Lavoie will offer the four-hour course again on...

The seed library is opening soon

It’s that time of the year! Spring is here and the MMPL Seed Library opens Sunday March 20th at the Almonte Branch and Tuesday March...

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