Connecting people with nature in Ontario's Mississippi Valley
Mississippi River at Pakenham
Purdon Conservation Area
Showy Lady's Slipper (Cypripedium reginae), photo Shannon Gutoskie, MVCA
Northern Shrike
Seen in Watson's Corners, photo Melanie Moore
Point Pelee Festival of Birds 2016
Group attempts to id warblers on Point Pelee trip 2015, Photo by Brenda Boyd. 2016 MVFN trip is planned for May 9-12. Click photo for details or see calendar post.
Shaw Woods
photo by Grant Dobson, President, Shaw Woods and MVFN guest speaker, March, 2016.
Listening to the Orchestra of the Wild
Photo TK Marsh.
Blanding's Turtle
Endangered in Ontario. Photo Joe Crowley
Dark-eyed Juncos flock to feeder in Almonte after storm
photo by Pauline Donaldson
Rapids Clubtail dragonfly
Endangered species on the Mississippi River. Photo P. Donaldson
MVFN Young Naturalists
Registration for the 2016 Winter/Spring Young Naturalist program is now open. Program starts Feb 6. photo Brenda Boyd
Lanark Highlands Christmas Bird Count
Click for details. photo of Tree Sparrow by Susan Wilkes
CP Christmas Bird Count results
Results, anything but average, are now posted! photo of Blue Jay on count week. by Ken Allison
MVFN Winter Woodland Ramble
This year's outing is scheduled for Saturday, Feb 20, 2016. Photo by Howard Robinson

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Trees for Hub Hospice

Trees for Hub Hospice

Date Posted: February 8, 2016

Category: Nature News

With assistance from local horticultural experts Ed Lawrence, Al Potvin and Ron Ayling, Hub Hospice is able to offer a selection of shade, flowering and fruit trees suitable for our area at very reasonable prices.Trees sized up to 10 ft....read more >>

Chad Clifford on Soundscaping: Listening to the Orchestra of the Wild

Chad Clifford on Soundscaping: Listening to the Orchestra of the Wild

Date Posted: February 2, 2016

Category: 2015-2016: Naturally Special Places,Environmental Issues Committee Reports,Hazards to Wildlife,Other Environmental Issues

Gretta Bradley: "In the same way as we recognize the need to protect our sky from light pollution, Chad has called on Canadians to set aside preserves where we can experience untainted, wild soundscapes protected from noise pollution."...read more >>

Exploring the Unique Wonders of Purdon Conservation Area

Exploring the Unique Wonders of Purdon Conservation Area

Date Posted: February 2, 2016

Category: 2015-2016: Naturally Special Places

Join MVFN Feb 18th as the “Naturally Special Places” series continues. “Purdon: Uniquely Natural” will be presented by Shannon Gutoskie, MVCA....read more >>

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