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Neighborhood Yard Sale, May 25

Neighborhood Yard Sale On Spring Street between Gale...

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Wondering what happened to our Spring Auction...

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For the Birds

Bird photography by Cheryl Baxter.

What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

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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...

What Is That … Early Bloom?

This is our third consecutive article about early sightings at our cottage.  Given all these ‘early’ articles, it is clear we are anxious for the cottage season to begin....

Where will our future electricity come from?

We currently consume 20% of our energy as electricity. As we wean ourselves off of burning fossil fuels, our expectations for our electrical grid are swelling. An energy transformation...

For the Birds

Bird photography by Cheryl Baxter.

What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

“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:...

MM seeks tree lovers

Are you a Dendrophile*, a Nemophilist** or maybe a TreeHugger? We’re looking for a few local tree enthusiasts to plan Arbour Week activities in Mississippi Mills. This...

What Is That … in Black and White?

Mother Nature never ceases to amaze us with her dizzying displays of colours and shades, even in the darker months of winter.  That said,...

Stay off the ice until it’s safe!

Ottawa media have been reporting the tragic deaths of two teens who went through thin ice on the Rideau River at Manotick just after...

What is that … Nest?

Birds build nests for many of the same reasons humans build houses.  At the cottage, we shelter inside a wooden clapboard building with asphalt...

A.I. doesn’t bleed

by John Clinton, Ramsay New knowledge merges with old; what you know shapes what you learn. Artificial neural networks have been studied and computer algorithms...

Almonte leaves its leaves

We have filled 25 compost bioreactors for the 2023 season and it’s time to say a big thank you to all who contributed. We...

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....

What Is That … New Bird?

Each year at the end of cottage season we like to identify and research new species we have observed and photographed around White Lake. ...

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...

What Is That … King?

Since Queen Elizabeth passed away, Charles III has reigned as Canada’s King which, obviously, means that Lanark now has a king.  Not so obviously,...

‘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”. ...

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