Connecting people with nature in Ontario's Mississippi Valley
Mississippi River at Pakenham
Wild Parsnip
MVFN opposes roadside herbicide spraying to control wild parsnip. Learn what the plant looks like and avoid it.
Gray Treefrog
MVFN NatureNotebook local sighting. photo by N. Capitanio
MVFN Summer Paddle
On August 26, paddle the Mississippi River with MVFN. See details
Male Monarch Butterfly
Black spots on hind wings indicate this is a male. photographed at High Lonesome by Howard Robinson. Click photo for post

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Mississippi River Paddle

Mississippi River Paddle

Date Posted: August,5

Category: Canoe/Kayak day trips

On August 26th, paddle the Mississippi River from the bridge at County Rd 15 upstream towards Playfairville and return. The journey passes by soft maple woodland, the Fall river inlet, Canadian shield countryside, and the inlet of the Clyde River....read more >>

MVFN Paddle on Pike Lake

MVFN Paddle on Pike Lake

Date Posted: August,4

Category: Canoe/Kayak day trips

Paddle Pike Lake on Saturday August 12th. We will follow paddle # 26 on MVFN’s Lanark County Canoe & Kayak Journeys map/guide. Pike Lake is south of County Rd. #10 between Perth and Westport. The launch site is near...read more >>

Smooth Green Snake and Gray Treefrog

Smooth Green Snake and Gray Treefrog

Date Posted: August,2

Category: Local Species,Recent Sightings,Snakes

MVFN NatureNotebook sighting of Gray Treefrog and Smooth Green Snake: "The other day, I was filling a bird bath when I saw a bright thing coming out of the watering can; at first, I thought it was a leaf but...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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