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Mississippi River at Pakenham
Will there one day be a springtime of silence?
There are many threats to our avian friends, many human-related. Top amongst these are predation by feral and domestic cats and collisions with power lines, houses and cars. Michael Runtz spoke about these threats, and others faced by birds, at our February lecture. Photo Yellow Warbler by Susan Wilkes
Justin Peter, Senior Naturalist
Justin Peter gave a very informative and engaging presentation at our March meeting. One of our best natural history talks ever, entitled: Servants and Masters: Trees on the Landscape. Seen to Justin's right in this photo is a portion of the March meeting display, one in a series of excellent displays being created by Neil Carleton for each lecture night.
Mexico and the Monarchs Revisited
MVFN International Trip. See details. photo Ken Allison
A Lanark Big Year
Iain Wilkes Lanark Big Year for 2014 has come full circle. His final report is now posted (look under Explore/Birding). Photo Robin Andrews.
Notice of Annual General Meeting
An Annual General Meeting of the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists will be held following a short members night: 7:30 pm, April 16, 2015 at the Almonte United Church, 106 Elgin St., Almonte ON. Further details will be provided here and by email to all members.

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 Mexico and the Monarchs Revisited

Mexico and the Monarchs Revisited

Date Posted: March 27, 2015

Category: International Trips

Following a most successful international outing to Mexico in 2009 to visit the wintering quarters of the migrating monarch butterfly, it‘s time to go back to Mexico to see how they are getting along. Designed by Jean Lauriault and friends,...read more >>

Alvar  Birdathon

Alvar Birdathon

Date Posted: March 26, 2015

Category: Birding,News

To raise funds for the Burnt Lands Alvar Campaign, Cliff Bennett and Lynda Bennett will go birding for a 24-hour period sometime in May, to record all species of birds seen or heard during the 24 hours. You may sponsor/pledge...read more >>

Burnt Lands Alvar Pub night goes on the road again

Burnt Lands Alvar Pub night goes on the road again

Date Posted: March 26, 2015

Category: News

Presently MVFN is drawing attention to the ecological sensitivity of Burnt Lands Alvar and the development pressure it faces. Burnt Lands Alvar is a unique ecosystem of exceptional quality, with outstanding examples of alvar grasslands and home to locally and...read more >>

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Our public natural history talks are held the 3rd Thursdays in Jan-April & Sept to November, 7:30 pm, Almonte United Church, 106 Elgin St., Almonte, ON

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