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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Science & Nature

Local students awarded Cliff Bennett Nature Bursaries

The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN) are pleased to announce that four local graduating high school students were recently awarded 2019 MVFN Cliff Bennett...

What Is That … Merganser?

As a change of pace, this article focuses on a diving duck rather than following a theme about half a dozen or so beasties. ...

Wildflower walk at Land Trust a success

Gathered around White Pines over 150 years old, and listening to ecologist Cathy Keddy talk about all things botanical, are Sunday's walkers at the...

Help pollinator project near Pakenham, Saturday

Work Bee: Saturday, July 13 at 9 am to noon, 919 Sugarbush Road, to work on the Pollinator Pilot Project to organically manage Wild...

Discover wildflowers, July 14

July is a wonderful time to take a walk and glory in the outbursting of flowering plants.  Do you recognize this flower? It's bloodroot,...

What Is That … Oriental Bird?

We visited Japan and South Korea in April, before the late start to cottage season.  In addition to enjoying the exotic cultures, food, and...

On cats and birds

Rick Edwards Another dead dove in our backyard. In our usually sensitive community of Almonte, I find it surprising that some residents allow their cats...

Birds and their role in the web of life

By Theresa Peluso Just about everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in...

What Is That … Turtle Doing?

It is spring and the snapping turtles are busily laying their eggs along the shoulders of our cottage road.  Unfortunately, our first two sightings...

Turkey vulture times two

by Brent Eades Wendy Rampson shares this excellent shot of a pair of turkey vultures perched on her barn roof. Most readers will have seen turkey...

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