Connecting people with nature in Ontario's Mississippi Valley
Mississippi River at Pakenham
Lands of the Midnight Sun
photo by Dr. Shelley Ball, our October guest speaker
Barred Owl
A beautiful photo from fall of 2016 by Howard Robinson
Reading the Rocks
At Metcalfe Geoheritage Park, October 25
An interrupted observer
photo by Pam Hickman at canoe camp in Algonquin Park Sept 8-11. Read full story
Monarchs still feeding
Late September, Mississippi Mills, Ontario
Chinstrap Penguins, Antarctica
photo by Dr. Shelley Ball
MVFN Birding Observation Tower
The birding open houses at the tower are finished for the season, but the tower can still be accessed by the public for viewing the fall migration. photo Michel Gauthier
Ontario Nature Action Alert
Caribou Can't Survive without a Place to Live. Email a letter/take action
Nature Tour of Central Cuba
See registration information for proposed tour February 2018. photo Brenda Boyd
Bank Swallows
Our November natural history topic. photo Dr. Greg Mitchell
Blinding light: Bring back the night!
Our January guest speaker will address the biological need for night. Watch for further details.

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Action Alert from Ontario Nature: Caribou Can't Survive without a Place to Live

Action Alert from Ontario Nature: Caribou Can't Survive without a Place to Live

Category: Ontario Nature Action Alerts,Species at Risk

Boreal woodland caribou are threatened with extinction in Canada. Decades of science show the impacts of human activities and natural disturbances within their ranges. With increased disturbance comes increased risk....read more >>

Unforgettable Places: A Biologist's Explorations of the Arctic and Antarctic

Unforgettable Places: A Biologist's Explorations of the Arctic and Antarctic

Category: 2017-2018 When Things Go Bump in the Night,Natural History Lectures

For our October 19 natural history talk, we will be treated to the expert environmental storytelling and insights of Dr. Shelley Ball who will present a photographic/video tour of two incredible “lands of the midnight sun”....read more >>

Reading the Rocks: A Visit to Almonte’s Metcalfe Geoheritage Park

Reading the Rocks: A Visit to Almonte’s Metcalfe Geoheritage Park

Category: Field Trips,Geoheritage

Read the Rocks with Neil Carleton on a visit to Almonte’s Metcalfe Geoheritage Park on Wednesday October 25, 2017: 10 AM to noon. The display specimens at Canada's first municipal geoheritage park collectively illustrate many of the features that...read more >>

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MVFN natural history talks:  7:30 pm on third Thursdays of Jan, Feb, March, April,  Sept, Oct, and Nov at Almonte United Church, 106 Elgin St. Almonte ON. All welcome! Non-members $5. 

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