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AGH Emergency Department closed on evening of March 2

The Emergency Department at Almonte General Hospital...

Science & Nature

For the Birds

Bird photography by Cheryl Baxter.

What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

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Summary of MFVN Nature Talk, February 15

The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN) held its annual Members’ Night and Annual General Meeting this month.  The evening featured three speakers and was followed by the AGM. The first...

A hawk and its prey

Attached is a photo of a sharp-shinned hawk atop one of our bird feeders having lunch with a goldfinch caught in our yard.  As I watched I could not...

Ken Allison – MVFN Champion for Nature, 2024

Ken Allison is a “wildlife ecologist/naturalist/educator”; extraordinaire! He earned his B.Sc. from the University of Guelph and completed a career working for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency where he was...

For the Birds

Bird photography by Cheryl Baxter.

What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

The night sky at the Mill of Kintail

The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority will once again be offering its astronomy course at the Mill of Kintail on Friday evenings commencing April 13....

Environmental issues: being part of the solution

  by Theresa Peluso  The problem with our natural environment is that so many humans are consuming and polluting as though there's no tomorrow –...

Country Street Bee Tree

by Neil Carleton I’ve never seen bees active in winter before, or sampled wild honey on snow. February 7th was a memorable day on Country Street. The...

Thinking globally, acting locally

 by Theresa Peluso Here we are at the start of the year 2012! I always feel that the new year is yet another chance to...

Here Last Week, Gone Today

Sputtering with mouth agape, I just couldn’t believe my eyes. To any passerby, it might even have looked comical. It was there the other...

Canada’s declining reputation

This is what we’re known for: being the only country to renege on our pledge in Kyoto in 1998 to reduce our carbon emissions   The...

Towering Giants

  They’re towering giants that live amongst us, and they’re much older than anybody in the community. These are the shady characters of renown we...

River Sentinel

 by Neil Carleton    Although the view along the Mississippi River at Almonte was considerably different in the mid 1800s, at least two local landmarks...

On the Trail of Tracks

 by Neil Carleton At this time of the year, the shadows are longer when I’m out in the morning.  The ground is still damp before...

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

Perth Street beauty

The shady character for October is a front yard tree. This month I’ve picked an urban example, and I hope you’ll have to chance...

Male moose sighting at Clayton Road and Highway 29.

For those interested in area wildlife, there has been a sighting of a large male moose  in the field at Clayton Rd & Highway...

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...

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