Connecting people with nature in Ontario's Mississippi Valley

Fragile Inheritance-an interesting new biodiversity project

Fragile Inheritance is a project being conducted by a local group from Oxford Station, Ontario in celebration of International Year of Biodiversity in 2010, in partnership with the Canadian Museum of Nature. You can read more about this interesting project at

Also of interest is Aleta Karstad’s painting a day blog  including one painting done on MVFN’s first ever bioblitz at the Bell Property in September, 2009 – at    This painting of ferns in a vernal pool, done during the bioblitz, was apparently part of a pilot project to get ready for her ‘painting a day’ project which is ongoing (since March 2010) to help fund the ’30 Years Later Expedition’ for the International Year of Biodiversity.

Aleta Karstads work provides spectacular examples of documenting with words and illustrations in ‘nature notebooks’ what we see in nature.