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Diana’s Quiz – April 20, 2024

by Diana Filer 1.  When did Nobel Prizes...

EARTHFEST, April 20 in Carleton Place

Second Annual EARTHFEST, April 20 in Carleton...

An Almonte baby boom

Springtime is often busy in the Almonte...

Science & Nature

For the Birds

Bird photography by Cheryl Baxter.

What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

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Field Naturalists talk: ‘World Heritage Sites in Canada’

The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists were presented a March Nature Talk on the World Heritage Sites in Canada.  The speaker was Lynn Holden, who visited all Canadian sites and...

What Is That … Early Butterfly?

Winter is over.  Spring is here.  And we are certainly looking forward to opening the cottage for the 2024 season.  In addition to soaking in the spring scents and...

Cliff Bennett Nature Bursary: Ready for 2024 student applicants!

“We’re all stories in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?” ― Doctor Who (Matt Smith) – The Big Bang (TV episode 2010) Since 2007 the MVFN Cliff Bennett Nature...

For the Birds

Bird photography by Cheryl Baxter.

What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

Help save the Burnt Lands Alvar, September 17

Photo: WendyCotie, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons You’re invited to a special event on Sunday, September 17th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Location: 1616 Burnt Lands...

What Is That … Young Bird?

One of our favourite summer pastimes at our cottage on White Lake is watching the numerous species of birds as they raise families.  We...

Sharing the Wild Life: A recap of the Festival of the Wild Child at High Lonesome Nature Reserve

One day a year the magic happens. The trails and forests at High Lonesome Nature Reserve come alive to the happy sounds of children...

What Is That … Fair Damsel?

We find damselflies more difficult to photograph and identify than dragonflies, perhaps because damselflies tend to be slimmer and smaller, and we see them...

Festival of the Wild Child, August 19 – sharing the wild life!

Saturday August 19 is going to be a big day at High Lonesome Nature Reserve, near Pakenham. It’s the annual Festival of the Wild...

My plan to save the world

by Rick Edwards As a boy, I daydreamed that I might save the world from calamity, one that had thwarted the keenest minds. Comic books...

Important wetlands now protected by the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust

July 17, 2023 – The Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust (MMLT) is pleased to announce it has protected a new property in Lanark County –...

What Is That … On Our Lilac?

We did not manage to attend the Franktown Lilac Festival this year.  Nonetheless, we entertained ourselves watching a variety of insects visiting the one,...

Historic agreement reached for additional Cliff Bennett Bursary funds

The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists’ MVFN Cliff Bennett Nature Bursary Fund (CBNBF 2007) and the Elizabeth Kelly Foundation (EKF 1984) — both non-profit, registered...

Celebrate 20 years of conservation with MMLT and Lake 88!

Mark your calendars! On Saturday, July 15 at 8:00 AM, Lake 88.1 FM will broadcast a one-hour Radiothon to benefit the Mississippi Madawaska Land...

MVFN is sponsoring two students to attend Ontario Nature’s Youth Summit

The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists are pleased to once again sponsor two students to attend this action-packed weekend, at the Ontario Nature’s Youth Summit...

WIT … Delightful Dragon?

One day, a few short weeks ago, a cottage neighbour dropped by in her kayak to announce “the dragonflies are here!”  And we all...

What Is That … Bird in France?

We recently escaped the lingering vestiges of winter by visiting the Normandy region of north-western France and sailing up the Seine River to Paris. ...

Carebridge joins the Just Good Compost team

Big news, Folks: Just Good Compost (JGC), Almonte's new door-to-door compost pick-up service has successfully crossed the six-month mark! What a ride! From less...

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