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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.


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.

Neil Carleton’s stunning nature studies in acrylic

Two Beeches and a Hemlock Beech Leaves Yellow Birch Bark Under The Hand Lens Leaf Motif 2 Photos and Paintings © Neil Carleton

Royal Oak

  Do you have a favourite tree? Readers are invited to submit their nominations for an honor roll of trees in our area that could...

Beneath a certain pine tree ( a tribute to those who came before)

by Lyle Dillabough There is this old twisted white pine tree that stands in back of an old church yard near the hamlet of Ferguson...

No respect for Almonte seniors

Some of Almonte’s oldest residents have been bruised, rolled in public, and turned topsy turvey with fractures. These are, of course, the rocks of...

Wireless Signal Tree

by Neil Carleton When can an internet tower look like a tree? If you have a big white spruce in your rural front yard, it...