Connecting people with nature in Ontario's Mississippi Valley
Monarch Butterfly at Almonte
Photo by Michel Gauthier
Rusty Blackbirds in Almonte
Photo by Michel Gauthier
Painted Lady Butterfly
An oft-seen sight this summer! Photo by Ted Dyke
Beechdrops
Photo by Ken Allison
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)
Almonte, ON. June 4, 2019 photo P. Donaldson
Getting ready for winter!
Photo by Christine Birkett.
MVFN Mississippi Lake Annual Loon Survey
Rob Bel, Anne Cameron, Brenda Boy. Photo by Lynn Bell

What's New at MVFN.ca?

120th Audubon Christmas Bird Count

120th Audubon Christmas Bird Count

Category: Bird Counts,Birding

Once again it is the Audubon Christmas Bird Count season! This is the 120th year of Christmas Bird Counts and there are three planned for our area; Rideau Ferry, Carleton Place, and Lanark Highlands....read more >>

Ontario Wild Cats: The Bobcat and the Canadian Lynx

Ontario Wild Cats: The Bobcat and the Canadian Lynx

Category: 2019-2020 “Over, Under and Through – A Closer Look at Nature”

Thursday, November 21st, the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists continues its 2019-2020 speaker series, “Over, Under and Through - A Closer Look at Nature” with our third speaker in the series Dr. Jeff Bowman. Since the 1970s, the range of the lynx...read more >>

Merlin and Dragonfly

Merlin and Dragonfly

Category: Nature Notebook,Recent Sightings

We usually see Merlins as fierce predators on small birds. They are predators but are not limited to hunting birds. This male has been hunting...read more >>

Juvenile Barred Owl

Juvenile Barred Owl

Category: Nature Notebook,Recent Sightings

This photo was taken in mid-September but this young-of-the-year can still be recognized by the downy tips on the feathers on his head. Lanark County has quite a bit of great Barred Owl habitat....read more >>

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Full Calendar of Events 

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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