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Furniture items for sale

Metal corner shelf unit. Measures approximately 5’9”x...

Civitans mark Red Shirt Day to support accessibility

National AccessAbility Week runs from May 26...

Science & Nature

For the Birds

Bird photography by Cheryl Baxter.

What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

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Astronomical observatory exhibit is now open at Kintail

by Rick Scholes A special exhibit featuring the Fred Lossing Observatory (FLO) opened at the Mill of Kintail Museum as of Saturday May 18th. FLO has been called “A Hidden...

Entertainment in the boonies

Tuesday I noticed a very large bird sitting atop a hydro pole in our neighbour's yard. It turned out to be a turkey vulture drying its wings after a...

Nature Talk – Wild Turkeys of Ontario, May 16

The next meeting of the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists will feature an in-person talk given by Dr. Jeff Bowman, speaking about Ontario’s ubiquitous wild turkeys. Meetings are held at...

For the Birds

Bird photography by Cheryl Baxter.

What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

Highway Arch

by Neil Carleton  From highways to byways, some of my favourite trees are the ones I drive under.  With a good portion of their canopies...

Where have all the amphibians and reptiles gone?

by Theresa Peluso Let’s start with a possible obituary for several species of amphibians and reptiles that were common in Eastern Ontario as recently as...

Mississippi Mills Riverkeepers respond to Enerdu expansion

Enerdu recently provided its proposal for expansion of the generating station at the top of Almonte Falls on the WESA website. The proposal has been reviewed...

Open letter to Mayor John Levi from the Mississippi Mills Riverkeepers Association

  Mr. John Levi Thursday, July-19-12 Mayor of Mississippi Mills 3131 Old...

Are fish at risk in Lanark County?

by Theresa Peluso In the media you’ll find news about endangered fish stocks in so many places – oceans, lakes, rivers—in every part of the...

Maples of the Cedar Hill School House

The Heritage Tree workshop in Ottawa on June 8 attracted nearly 80 participants. This remarkable example in Toronto, a white oak, is estimated...

Fruit Trees in Mississippi Mills

Left to Right: Bradley Kleiboer, Liam Kehoe, Louise Marchand and Carol Kenward With much of our food supply coming from far off places, more residents...

Changes to Lanark County’s natural environment 1982-2012

by Theresa Peluso  Cliff Bennett has observed these changes:  Winters are more varied; i.e., peaks and valleys on a chart are steeper and closer together.Climate change? Bird...

Curious crowd attracted to Venus Transit event

This image of the June 5th transit of Venus was captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) in geosynchronous orbit.   A transit of...

Observing the Transit of Venus – What we learned…

by Pat Browne   The Transit 'to' Venus event was graced with perfect weather for viewing the last Transit of Venus for this century. Because...

Enerdu – The Environmental Self Assessment Process

Class Environmental Self Assessment (Class EA) Phase 1 – Project Concept: the initial concept phase of a project proposal and the development of public engagement...

OPP reminding public to be bear wise

   The Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind the public of the need to be aware that...

Transit of Venus – Some information

Tuesday June 5 2012, the Transit of Venus will start at 6:03 PM for this latitude. It is best to view this through a telescope...

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...

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