Science & Nature

What is That … Migrant?

Many of our friends are migrating, heading south, fleeing winter.  Snowbirds are like that.  Some leave the region as early as November, not returning...

What Is That … on the wing?

We enjoy watching various insects, birds and bats flying around at the cottage, except for those insects intent on feeding on our blood.  It...

The Futility of Roadside Spraying

Theresa Peluso In 2016, when Lanark County began its campaign to eradicate wild parsnip, it included Martin Street North on its list of roadsides to...

Reader strongly opposes County spraying for Wild Parsnip

Open letter to Dr. Paula Stewart, Public Health Officer for Lanark County:  regarding the ill-conceived and dangerous plan to spray water-soluble poisons on our...

What is that … Rudolph or Bambi?  … a fanciful tale.

Santa has a secret and we know what it is. We always watch for whitetail deer when we are motoring along the byways of Lanark...

Reptiles and their role in the web of life – what if they disappeared?

by Theresa Peluso, with valuable input from Dr. Fred Schueler* What class of animal has existed for more than 310 million years, but is now...

What Is That … Iberian bird?

Another cottage season has come to an end, the dock is in, and the cottage closed up for the winter.   As many of our...

‘Go Wild Gala’ a big draw for Land Trust

More than 130 people attended MMLT’s successful ‘Go Wild Gala’ at Temple’s Sugar Bush on Saturday evening, November 17. Guests enjoyed placing bids on a...

The Poole Nature Trail in Drummond is now open

The Poole Family Nature Sanctuary (PFNS) is the latest addition to the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust’s diverse portfolio of protected properties. MMLT now stewards...

What is That … Eight-legged Insect?

Our friends the spiders have eight legs and are not insects, but apparently not all our friends know this, so we thought it was...

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