Connecting people with nature in Ontario's Mississippi Valley
Mississippi River at Pakenham
A Lanark Big Year
Follow Iain Wilkes as he completes a Lanark Big Year of Birding in 2014 (under Explore/Birding). Photo Robin Andrews.
Yellow Warbler
Follow Iain Wilkes as he completes a Big Year of Birding in Lanark County (under Explore/Birding). photo Susan Wilkes
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.
Monarch caterpillar on backyard milkweed
Milkweed is a food source for the monarch caterpillar. Milkweed is no longer considered a noxious weed in Ontario.
The Beaver, A Canadian Icon: Pest or Eco-hero.
The Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust Dinner on Friday, November 7th will feature a presentation by Michael Runtz.
Acadian Hairstreak Butterfly
photo by Ken Allison
Ground Beetle: Carabus vietinghoffi
photo Henri Goulet
Ontario Nature Action Alert: Rouge Valley National Urban Park
Green Heron in Rouge Valley. Photo by Leslie Bol
MVFN Fall Colours Paddle
This photo was taken during MVFN's Fall Colours Paddle on White Lake. Spring Paddle date already set for June 14, 2015! Photo by Brenda Boyd
12 Spotted Skimmer
Photo by Susan Wilkes

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Photos from MVFN's Fall Colours Paddle

Photos from MVFN's Fall Colours Paddle

Date Posted: October 29, 2014

Category: Canoe/Kayak day trips

Here we have posted a few of the fabulous photos taken by Brenda Boyd on the MVFN Fall Colours Paddle. The paddle took place in September on White Lake. MVFN's canoe/kayak programme will resume with our Spring Paddle on June...read more >>

Ontario Nature Action Alert

Ontario Nature Action Alert

Date Posted: October 27, 2014

Category: Conservation,Hot Topics,Land Use Planning,Ontario Nature Action Alerts

It’s not every day that you have an opportunity to provide input on a brand new national park. Now is your chance! Parks Canada has posted for public comment its draft Management Plan for the proposed Rouge National Urban Park....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 >>

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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. MMLT Event
    November 7 | 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  2. Natural History Lecture
    November 20 | 7:30 pm
  3. Natural History Lecture
    January 15, 2015 | 7:30 pm


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