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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.
Gray Jays
Gray Jays in Lanark County? Read Iain Wilkes November 15th Lanark Big Year report. Photo by Howard Robinson.
Ground Beetle: Carabus vietinghoffi
photo Henri Goulet
Christmas Bird Counts
The Carleton Place Christmas Bird Count will take place December 27th 2014. Red-breasted nuthatch photographed by Susan Wilkes
12 Spotted Skimmer
Photo by Susan Wilkes
Monarch caterpillar on backyard milkweed
Milkweed is a food source for the monarch caterpillar. Milkweed is no longer considered a noxious weed in Ontario.
Acadian Hairstreak Butterfly
photo by Ken Allison
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.
Eastern Bluebird
Two local Christmas Bird Counts (CBC) are sponsored by MVFN: the Carleton Place CBC (December 27, 2014) and the Lanark Highlands CBC (December 30, 2014). Watch this site for full details. photo by Frank Ripp courtesy National Audubon Society
Yellow Warbler
Follow Iain Wilkes as he completes a Big Year of Birding in Lanark County (under Explore/Birding). photo Susan Wilkes

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Monarchs in Trouble: Ontario Nature Urges Action

Monarchs in Trouble: Ontario Nature Urges Action

Date Posted: November 24, 2014

Category: Conservation,Hot Topics,Ontario Nature Action Alerts,Species at Risk

Canada’s most recognizable butterfly is in trouble. You now have the opportunity to speak up for monarch butterflies and urge the federal government to strengthen its draft management plan for this iconic species. While the plan certainly proposes some strong...read more >>

Support 'Save Ostrander Point'

Support 'Save Ostrander Point'

Date Posted: November 19, 2014

Category: Conservation,Habitat Conservation News,Hot Topics,Land Use Planning

The Prince Edward County Field Naturalists (PECFN) is appealing the Ostrander Point Crown Land wind project at the highest Court in Ontario. The hearing will occur at Osgoode Hall Dec 8-9. Ostrander Point Crown Land is situated in an...read more >>

A Lanark Big Year – Nov 15th - Fall

A Lanark Big Year – Nov 15th - Fall

Date Posted: November 17, 2014

Category: Lanark Big Year

Well it is Nov 15th. It seems forever ago I started a big year and at the same time like yesterday. There is only 6 weeks to go and many miles before I am done. The...read more >>

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