Science & Nature

Graduating students: Apply now for Cliff Bennett Nature Bursary Awards

Spring is the time for the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN) to award the annual Cliff Bennett Nature Bursary Award/s to the environmental leaders...

Almonte: The past 400 million years

"That Time Almonte Was Next Door to Morocco" by Brent Eades Some readers may know that I have a strong interest in local history, and that...

Bill Mason’s daughter speaks at MVFN event, April 16

The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists have two very special speakers, Becky Mason and Reid McLauchlin, at the MVFN annual Spring Gathering event next Tuesday,...

What Is That … Teenage Bird?

Generally at the cottage, we refer to immature birds as teenagers, partly because they have not come into their own yet and can be...

‘Geese, gizmos and globetrotters’ — MVFN talk on March 21

Geese, gizmos and globetrotters: how ecology and technology contribute to the conservation of Canada’s Arctic birds Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN) are pleased to invite...

What is That … Barbadian Bird?

It is peculiar that our trips away, which we look forward to so much, end up introducing us to wildlife that reminds us of...

Homeschoolers rock  on with Geoheritage Park loan collections 

by Erica McKay “If something is gneiss, don’t take it for granite.” “Don’t expect perfection from geologists; they all have their faults.” “Plateaus are the highest form...

Arachnids and their role in the web of life

by Theresa Peluso People generally seem to dislike arachnids.  And yet spiders, like Charlotte in Charlotte’s Web (by E.B. White) are renowned for their industriousness,...

Tatlock wildlife

John Connelly sends along these great photos from out Tatlock way. Pictures from below a bird feeder, down the Tatlock I have long enjoyed reading the...

What Is That … On Our Sandy Beach?

You may recall in our last article about migrants we mentioned snowbirds heading south to warmer beach destinations to escape the snow and cold. ...

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