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 Canada Day

Reflections from the Swamp Dear Reader Happy Canada Day! Last...

Yard of the Week: June 29 2022

From the Almonte & District Horticultural Society: Beautifully...

Quinoa-Lentil Salad with Grilled Halloumi

by Susan Hanna This recipe adapted from Food...

Science & Nature

For the Birds

Bird photography by Cheryl Baxter.

What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

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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 23-25, 2022. The sponsorship includes...

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 plants and animals that call...

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 offering a one-off June meeting...

For the Birds

Bird photography by Cheryl Baxter.

What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

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...

A waterfowl odd couple

by Brent Eades Andy Huyer sends these photos of an unusual pair of bird pals that took up residence on the Mississippi in Almonte in...

Up for auction: 144 birding books and field guides

Planning a birding trip or want to brush up your bird identification skills? Then the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists have a deal for you! Thanks to a...

Is your birdhouse ready to go?

We’re six weeks from the opening bell on the Birdhouse Bonanza 2022 auction, and birdhouses are beginning to materialize.  The MMLT website is now...

Idling and the bottom line

We are all feeling the current pinch at the pumps. This is therefore a good time to examine how smart driving practices -like driving...

Birdhouse Bonanza  auction site is open

The opening bell is still six weeks away for the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust Birdhouse Bonanza Auction, but there are too many beautiful houses...

Birdhouses: Men’s Shed to the Rescue

“If only I had the tools, I could build a birdhouse myself”.  Thanks to Ron Lavoie and John Peters at the Naismith Men’s Shed,...

Idling and kids

Climate change is an issue that everyone is aware of. Left unchecked, our children and grandchildren face a bleak future, so for their sake...

Exploring Canada’s Wilderness with Adam Shoalts

A Presentation of the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust The Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust has invited well-known explorer, adventurer, conservationist and bestselling author Adam Shoalts to share stories of...

What is That … New Species (Part 2)?

Yes, we wrote a 'new species' article along this line in the autumn, but we have many more new species from 2021, five of...

Ask a Busy Person — Mike Macpherson

(with thanks to Mary Vandenhoff, Don Johnson & Jean Macpherson) It’s rare to find a gentle soul who was as quiet, determined, smiling, capable, and...

Your next steps in the climate challenge

a FREE series of 4 seminars at the Almonte branch library Local expert Bill Eggertson offers in-person lectures at the Almonte branch library, 7 to...

Field Naturalists lay out year’s birding programme for 2022

The Birding Committee of the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN), held their first meeting of 2022 to plan the year’s list of birding events...

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