Join the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust on Saturday, November 11 for their Annual Go Wild Gala at Temple’s Sugar Bush. There couldn’t be a more appropriate venue than Temple’s beautiful, rustic post and beam restaurant which is located at 1700 Ferguson’s Falls Rd.

Once again, we bring you renowned naturalist, photographer, author and teacher, Michael Runtz, whose presentation is The Colourful Side of Nature – How Little We Really See.   Nature provides us with a stunningly beautiful world of colour but what we see is not necessarily what our wild neighbours perceive.  You will get an insight into the roles and meanings of colour in nature.

Starting at 6:30 p.m., you can enjoy an array of delectable appetizers and desserts, visit with friends and fellow nature lovers, and place your bids on a wide variety of silent auction items.

As in previous years the selection will include lots of Christmas gift ideas including original works of art, theatre tickets, gift baskets, and many other treasures.  You can also bid on a range of novel experiences from a geological exploration or a drone video of your property, a gourmet dinner for six and more.

As this is the MMLT’s major fundraiser of the year, please come for the fun knowing that your contributions also help protect the land we love, not only for our great-great-grandchildren but also for all the plants and animals that call it home.

Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased by credit card or direct debit through MMLT website at  Tickets are also available for cash or cheque only at Gilligalou in Almonte or Shadowfax in Perth. Ticket sales deadline is Saturday, Nov. 4.  For more information contact or Judy at or at 613-264-8856.