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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.

Summer student position at Wild Bird Care Centre

Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists actively promotes the environmental education of young people through its youth programs and through grants to natural science students from the...

Thriving – sustainably – in the long term:  Following Aurora’s example

by Theresa Peluso In Part 2 of my series of articles on sustainable development, I elaborated on Mississippi Mills' wealth of natural and social capital. ...

Backyard Birds: February 6 2021

by Brent Eades Another in my occasional series of bird photos from my yard. Given I've been working at home for almost a year now,...

Get creative on your birdhouses

The floodgates are opening! Birdhouse Bonanza is expanding to encompass the concept of “it takes a village to raise the birds.” Several bird house builders...

Theresa Peluso, author of the article about pipe conversion to carry oil, responds to Bill Lee

Editor of The Millstone I thank Mr. Lee for his comments, and welcome this opportunity to answer his objections by elaborating on the points I...

Pakenham Golf Course Basswood

by Neil Carleton  Over the past two centuries, the property of the present day golf course at Pakenham has undergone significant changes. When the crown...

Prehistoric Pakenham whale on display in Almonte

by Neil Carleton About 11,500 years ago, the greater Pakenham area was colder than cold.  It was still frozen solid beneath the 2 km or...

My bird house is done, now what?

Your masterpiece is finished, and you’re ready to show the world your creativity. It’s an easy two-part process: registering and delivering.  First you need...

What Is That … Attractive Gray Insect?

Well, we are in the depths of winter, even when Ian Black briefly throws some spring-like weather at us.  Winter comes with dull, gray...

Backyard birds, March 14

by Brent Eades It has been a busy few weeks at the office, and I haven't been taking as many backyard photos as usual. I've...

Homeschoolers rock on with Geoheritage Park loan collections 

by Erica McKay “If something is gneiss, don’t take it for granite.” “Don’t expect perfection from geologists; they all have their faults.” “Plateaus are the highest form...

What Is That … Pappus?

While snowshoeing across frigid expanses of glistening snow near our home, we notice the tops of dead plants protruding through the snow.  Some of...

Nature up close

by Brent Eades As some readers will know, I enjoy bird photography, which requires a large lens that allows you to get close to things...

Birdhouse making motto:  Reuse, recycle, repurpose, upcycle

Talk to Jen Zeitz in Almonte and you will learn of her passion for recycling and her preference for reusing what we have rather...

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