How disturbances change ecosystems

Biodiversity—short for biological diversity—makes the world go round, powering the ecosystem that supports life.

MFNC’s November 3 speaker via Zoom, Alberto Suarez-Esteban—local farmer, instructor and researcher; a biologist by training and a passionate naturalist—knows well how disturbances change ecosystems.  As well as teaching “Ecosystem and Environmental Change” at Carleton Continue reading

A walk in my home place

A Walk in my Home Place (excerpt from Caring for our Homeplace by Dr Gray Merriam) MMLT

Follow the river upstream. Across the exposed bedrock –gneiss and mica schist. Climb up the gentle slippery slope of the tiny batholith to the moss and lichen gardens in the open veins of Continue reading

Agenda for September 8 Zoom meeting


The facilitator (John Lawrence) will call the meeting to order.


Announcements and Updates:

General Club Update – Maureen Carrier Future Meetings – John McEwen Field Trips – Janet McCullough


Yes, we’ll have sightings! If you have a sighting you’d like to share, please send the details Continue reading

Sugar stealer!

We asked members to keep us in mind with photos over the summer. Ann Lambert shared a series of five that tell a fun story.

“My Hummer feeder was empty four mornings in a row,” reports Ann. “This was despite being filled up each evening. Nothing was out of Continue reading