Connecting people with nature in Ontario's Mississippi Valley
Mississippi River at Pakenham
Red Eft
The red colour of the terrestrial stage of the aquatic red-spotted newt (Notopthalamus viridescens) serves as a warning to predators that it is poisonous. Photographed during MVFN’s Bell Bushlot bioblitz, these are the only salamanders you are likely to see wandering around in daylight. Photo Karen Thompson.
12 Spotted Skimmer
See Iain Wilkes Sept 15th Lanark Big Year of Birding post. Photo Susan Wilkes
Annual MVFN Fall Colours Paddle
The Beaver, A Canadian Icon: Pest or Eco-hero.
The Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust (MMLT) Dinner and Benefit Auction, Friday, November 7th will feature a presentation by Michael Runtz. See details
A Lanark Big Year
Follow Iain Wilkes as he completes a Lanark Big Year of birding in 2014. Photo Robin Andrews.
2014 Geoheritage Tour
Saturday, October 25, 2014. Hosted by the Friends of Murphy's Point Park. See details. photo shows stromatolites at Fitzroy.
Acadian Hairstreak Butterfly
photo by Ken Allison

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Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust Dinner/Auction with Guest Speaker Michael Runtz

Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust Dinner/Auction with Guest Speaker Michael Runtz

Date Posted: October 23, 2014

Category: Special Events

The Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust (MMLT) is holding its Annual Dinner and Benefit Auction at the Almonte Civitan Club on Friday, November 7th. Michael Runtz is the guest speaker and he'll be making a presentation on the topic of...read more >>

Geoheritage Tour

Geoheritage Tour

Date Posted: October 10, 2014

Category: Field Trips

The Friends of Murphy's Point Park have announced a Geoheritage Tour to take place on Saturday, October 25th. The tour includes Perth to Murphys Point. For details please see the poster. For further information about geological heritage of our area, visit...read more >>

Noted Naturalist Dr. Ken Beattie at next MVFN talk

Noted Naturalist Dr. Ken Beattie at next MVFN talk

Date Posted: October 2, 2014

Category: 2014-15: When A Tree Falls in the Forest, Does Anyone Hear?

“To walk in a forest can, and usually does evoke a deeper sense of self and one’s position within a larger scheme. Not all Canadians have the privilege or opportunity however to ‘walk in a forest’. How then do those...read more >>

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Our public natural history talks are held on the 3rd Thursdays of the months of January to April & September to November at 7:30 pm,  Almonte United Church, 106 Elgin St., Almonte, ON         All welcome!

  1. Geoheritage Tour
    October 25 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  2. MMLT Dinner Michael Runtz
    November 7 | 8:00 am
  3. MVFN Natural History Lecture
    November 20


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