Connecting people with nature in Ontario's Mississippi Valley
Mississippi River at Pakenham
Cooper's Milk Vetch
A rare plant on Burnt Lands alvar. photo Pauline Donaldson
Rapids Clubtail dragonfly
Endangered species on Mississippi River. Photo Pauline Donaldson
Call for action Appleton Wetland Report
photo by Al Seaman
Metcalfe Geoheritage Park, Almonte
A recent MVFN geoheritage tour was led by Dr. Allan Donaldson. photo Neil Carleton
Wood Lily
One of the species in bloom during Brian Carson's Burnt Lands Alvar walk. photo Pauline Donaldson

What's New at MVFN.ca?

Announcing butterfly count: SW Ottawa & Burnt Lands Alvar

Announcing butterfly count: SW Ottawa & Burnt Lands Alvar

Date Posted: June 26, 2015

Category: Current Citizen Science Initiatives,Frog & Other Nature Watches

On Saturday, July 4, the Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club will be holding the 14th annual Manion Corners Butterfly Count. Similar to Christmas Bird Counts, this event is an all-day survey of a 24-km diameter circle. Although this count is facilitated by...read more >>

Exploring nature from the water on Clayton Lake & Indian River

Exploring nature from the water on Clayton Lake & Indian River

Date Posted: June 24, 2015

Category: Canoe/Kayak day trips

On an excellent Sunday morning, June 14th 25 members of MVFN took to the waters of Clayton Lake and the upper section of the Indian River in canoes and kayaks to explore nature on MVFN’s annual Spring Paddle. Led...read more >>

Did ‘geo’ hear about the recent geoheritage tour?

Did ‘geo’ hear about the recent geoheritage tour?

Date Posted: June 23, 2015

Category: Field Trips

Twenty-five MVFN members led by Dr. Allan Donaldson took part in a geoheritage tour. Beginning at Metcalfe Geoheritage Park in Almonte (Canada's first municipal geoheritage park) the group discussed rock samples there and then the tour continued after lunch...read more >>

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Our public natural history talks are held the 3rd Thursdays in Jan-April & Sept to November, 7:30 pm, Almonte United Church, 106 Elgin St., Almonte, ON

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