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For the Birds

Bird photography by Cheryl Baxter.

What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

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Info session about future use of MVCA properties, July 16

The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority is reviewing its properties and the programs it provides to determine how and where it will deliver services in the future. Residents and those with...

What Is That … Transformation?

In these articles, we usually deal with several species following a theme.  However, this time we are taking a different approach to focus on a recently observed transformation of...

What Is That … Royalty?

Not all naming conventions for wildlife are puzzling.  It is fairly clear when a bird or moth has the word ‘great’ in its common name that the animal is...

For the Birds

Bird photography by Cheryl Baxter.

What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

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”. ...

What Is That …Along the Marsh Edge?

We have talked, in previous articles, about the importance of marshes to the environmental health of White Lake as well as looked at some...

Plenty Canada CampUs open house, October 21

Plenty Canada would like to invite you to our Open House on Saturday, October 21st, in honour of the grand opening of the “Plenty...

Report on MVFN Nature Talk: ‘Discover the Carp Barrens’

By Chris Baburek The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists started off its new program year on September 21, with the theme of “Nature Near and Far”. ...

Bring us your leaves!

Community Compost Composing Thank you to the many Almonte neighbours who contributed 1,600 bags of leaves last year. We are hoping to reach 2,100 bags...

What is That … Fluttering By?

Several years ago, a friend sent us a photo of a winged insect, asking what it was.  We did not recognize the species, so...

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...

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