Connecting people with nature in Ontario's Mississippi Valley
White-crowned sparrow, Sheridan Rapids
May 9, 2019 photo Lise Balthazar
Mike McPhail Bird Viewing Shelter
Open to the public at Almonte Lagoons. photo M. Gauthier
Turtle Time in Lanark County
Please watch out on our roads. Nesting turtles are at great risk. Photo P. Donaldson
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)
Almonte, ON. June 4, 2019 photo P. Donaldson
MVFN Canoe Camp 2019
Canoe Camp this year is set for Sept 6-9 at Whitefish Lake Group Campgound, Algonquin Park. photo 2016 by B, Boyd
Loons nesting, Clayton/Taylor Lake
June 2019, photo H. Robinson

What's New at MVFN.ca?

Four Area Students Selected to Receive Cliff Bennett Nature Bursary Awards

Four Area Students Selected to Receive Cliff Bennett Nature Bursary Awards

Category: Bursaries and Awards

The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists are pleased to announce that four district graduating High School students were recently awarded the 2019 MVFN Cliff Bennett Nature Bursaries....read more >>

2019 MVFN Canoe Camp, Whitefish Lake, Algonquin Park

2019 MVFN Canoe Camp, Whitefish Lake, Algonquin Park

Category: Annual Canoe Camp

We are pleased to announce our 12th annual MVFN Canoe Camp, set this year for Whitefish Lake in Algonquin Park, September 6-9, 2019. Here are all the pre-registration details!...read more >>

Stretching chick, loons on Clayton & Taylor Lake

Stretching chick, loons on Clayton & Taylor Lake

Category: Nature Notebook,Recent Sightings

Recent Sighting: "It appears that most loons on Clayton and Taylor lakes are still nesting as of 2019-06-30.  There was one family with a single chick that was stretching its leg. Up until now I had never seen a chick stretching...read more >>

Birds report, MVFN Canonto Lake Paddle

Birds report, MVFN Canonto Lake Paddle

Category: Bird Counts,Canoe/Kayak day trips

On June 23, 2019 MVFN canoed/kayaked Canonto Lake and birded by sight and sound from the water on a Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists' outing, led by Cliff Bennett. There were 8 vessels, and 12 people in the party, but not...read more >>

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Watch for details of nature presentations which take place at 7:30 PM on third Thursdays in January, February, March, April, Sept, Oct, and November, Almonte United Church.

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