Connecting people with nature in Ontario's Mississippi Valley

A Field Day — Bugs at Big Creek!

A Field Day — Bugs at Big Creek!

Saturday, June 19, 2010 —— 10:00 a.m.

 Bring your lunch and accompany Dr. Henri Goulet, our insect expert of bioblitz fame, to discover the six-legged fauna of fields to forest at Big Creek, near Lanark.

 Will you discover the most intriguing insect?

 Location: Meet on Concession 6 Dalhousie Twp. just south of the intersection with County Rd. 8 — Joel Byrne will meet you there and guide you the rest of the way as a convoy

 Directions: take Wolf Grove Rd. (Hwy 16) to Hopetown; turn south (left) on Hwy 511; turn right on County Rd. 8, pass through the hamlet of Watsons Corners, turn left onto Concession 6, Dalhousie Twp. where you will meet Joel.

Bring: lunch, binoculars, camera, hand lens, insect net, insect repellent and your natural history notebook; water will be available on site.

More information: Contact Joel Byrne at 613-624-5404 for further information.

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Annual MVFN Fall Nature Walk 2009

Annual Fall Nature Walk, Sunday Sept 27, 2009

Enjoy Nature in all its Fall Grandeur. Join our hosts Janet and David in walking the Manitou Mountain Trail, Calabogie area

East Lanark and area: Meet at Union Hall for departure at 9:00 AM
West Lanark and area: Meet at Hopetown General Store for 9:15 AM

We will be on the trail by 10AM, starting at David and Janet’s cottage and return around 1:00 P.M. for lunch on the shores of beautiful Lake Calabogie.

Bring your lunch, binoculars, a magnifying glass, etc.

Note: This is a moderately difficult level of trail. Note: In case of foul weather, this event will be cancelled. If in doubt, call Cliff before 8:30 AM on the day of the event.

Please register beforehand with Cliff 613-256-5013 or

For further information, contact Cliff.

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MVFN November Nature Walk 2008

MVFN November Nature Walk

Explore the Indian River Gorge

Date: Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008

Place: Cliff Bennett’s property, 1772 Clayton Road, Mississippi Mills.

Time: arrive by 10:30 A.M.

This is a short but rather rugged ramble up to the gorge to examine the rock formations, ferns and trees in this unique river valley. See one of the oldest yellow birch trees in the area. Learn about some early pioneer industries at the site.

We can probably accommodate most cars in the yard but some may have to park on the road and walk in to the house. Bring a lunch, binoculars and a magnifying glass. Dress for the weather, wear good hiking shoes or boots.

All MVFN members and friends welcome. For more information, contact cliff at 613.256.5013 or .

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MVFN’s Annual Fall Nature Walk 2008

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MVFN’s Annual Fall Nature Walk, Saturday, October 4, 2008

At Hands Community Forest, led by Dr. Ted Mosquin, noted biologist and naturalist. All MVFN members and friends welcome!

Car Pooling (reduce your carbon footprint. Also, parking at site limited):
East Lanark and area: Meet at Union Hall at the corner of Wolf Grove (County Rd 16) and Tatlock Rd. (County Rd. 9d.) for departure at 9:00 A.M. West Lanark and area: Meet at parking lot of Municipal Council Building in Lanark Village for departure at 9:30 A.M.

Site location is corner of County Rd. 36 and Kingston Line, south of Elphin.

Bring a lunch, binoculars, magnifying glass and field guides. Dress for weather.

For more information and to register contact Cliff Bennett at 613.256.5013 or at .  

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MVFN’s Annual Winter Walk 2008

MVFN’s Annual Winter Walk
Sunday February 17, 2008

Adaptations of Plants and Animals to Winter

Boots and GlovesLearn about Adaptations of Plants and Animals to Winter. Led by naturalist extraordinaire, Joel Byrne. Location: Gunn Creek Trail, Lanark Highlands.

Meet at 9:30 a.m. for car pooling at Union Hall, corner County Rds 16 and 9 (Wolf Grove and tatlock Rds) or at Hopetown General Store at 9:45 a.m..

Dress according to weather; snowshoes are in order. Bring something to cook over the campfire. Also binoculars, magnifying glasses and small sketch notebook.

Please register with Cliff Bennett beforehand at 613-256-5013 or .

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