Connecting people with nature in Ontario's Mississippi Valley
Christmas Bird Count tallies are in and results are posted
Winter Ramble / Wolf Grove
Date will be February 21, 2018 click for details
Short-eared owl
A highlight of the Carleton Place Christmas Bird Count. photo Howard Robinson
Lapland longspur
A new species for the Lanark Highlands count, photographed by Michel Gauthier
Squirrel feeds on yew berries, Almonte, ON
Fox on the hunt, Lanark Highlands
photo Nat Capitanio
Blinding Light! Bring Back the Night
Why we need the dark. Guest speaker Robert Dick, January 18th 7:30 PM
MVFN Birding Observation Tower
The birding open houses at the tower are finished for the season, but the tower can still be accessed by the public for viewing. photo Michel Gauthier

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Explore . . . why we need the dark . . . at next MVFN nature talk

Explore . . . why we need the dark . . . at next MVFN nature talk

Category: 2017-2018 When Things Go Bump in the Night,Hazards to Wildlife,Plastics & Other Pollutants

Join MVFN as we explore this fascinating, topic with Robert Dick P. Eng., Manger of the Dark-Sky Preserves program. Blinding Light! Bring Back the Night will take place on Thursday, Jan 18th, and is the fourth in MVFN’s “2017-18 When Things...read more >>

Snowy Owl sighting in Mississippi Mills

Snowy Owl sighting in Mississippi Mills

Category: Recent Sightings

". . . our very first Snowy Owl sighting!! We drove to Almonte on Wednesday and we spotted 2 Ravens by the side of road, dive bombing another bird which was perched on a sign. It was a Snowy Owl. What a magnificent bird!!!! "...read more >>

Last call for Young Naturalists Winter/Spring session registration

Last call for Young Naturalists Winter/Spring session registration

Category: Young Naturalists

Registration for the 2018 Winter/Spring MVFN Young Naturalists (for children age 6-11) sessions is now open! These sessions run for 5 Saturdays. Spaces are going quickly and only one time slot has spaces remaining....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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