Connecting people with nature in Ontario's Mississippi Valley
Mississippi River at Pakenham
MVFN Young Naturalists program
See details for fall registration
Butterfly Garden
Monarda, Echinacea, milkweed, other wild flower 'volunteers'
An interrupted observer
photo by Pam Hickman at canoe camp in Algonquin Park Sept 8-11. Read full story
Image by Dr. Shelley Ball
Guest speaker October 19: Lands of the Midnight Sun
MVFN Birding Observation Tower
photo Michel Gauthier NOTE: the birding open houses are finished for this year now, but the tower can still be accessed by the public for viewing the fall migration.
Annual Fall Colours Paddle
see details of this event scheduled for Sunday, Sept 24. photo Brenda Boyd
Chimney Swifts
The Threatened Species Sleeping in our Chimneys. Guest Speaker Melanie Farquhar, September 21st

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Finally, sunny days for an annual MVFN canoe camp

Finally, sunny days for an annual MVFN canoe camp

Date Posted: September,18

Category: Annual Canoe Camp

At last, a canoe camp without adverse rains and wind storms. MVFN’s annual canoe camp for 2017 took place at Algonquin Park’s group campsite on Whitefish Lake, September 8 to 11 and the whole four days held perfect weather. The...read more >>

Birds seen Sept 6 at Open House MVFN Birding Observation Tower

Birds seen Sept 6 at Open House MVFN Birding Observation Tower

Date Posted: September,6

Category: Birding

Although the event started at three o'clock sharp, someone forgot to tell the birds: the picking was proverbially slim. Our birders, always the optimists, remained glued to their scope and binoculars. Other than for the ever-present Canada geese and mallards,...read more >>

Chimney Swifts: The Threatened Species Sleeping in our Chimneys

Chimney Swifts: The Threatened Species Sleeping in our Chimneys

Date Posted: September,5

Category: Natural History Lectures

New 2017-2018 MVFN Natural History Series: "When Things Go Bump in the Night" set to begin September 21st. Full schedule and details for our September talk will be posted soon....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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