Toronto Islands Petition!
The TFN Environment Committee has launched a petition in support of making Toronto Islands a Bird Sanctuary under the Migratory Birds Act. If you agree with us, please take a moment to
sign the petition .
December Photo Spotlight
Winter Robins eating berries by Lynn Miller
TFN Has Moved!
After many years residence at the 2 Carlton Street office, TFN is moving to #2 - 2449 Yonge Street, which is about 400 metres north of Eglinton subway station, at the south east junction of Yonge and Erskine Avenue.
The new office is a bit smaller and slightly less convenient to reach, but is certainly adequate to our needs. The lower rent will help to keep TFN financially viable. TFN office-related activities will continue as before and members are free to visit us on Friday mornings or on any other weekday by appointment.
Junior Naturalists Online
Parents, kids, and the young at heart - TFN invites you to come explore our new Junior Naturalists Online Program
! View nature videos, download brain teasers, print nature scavenger hunt sheets, and get inspired to leave the screen behind and explore nature in Toronto!
Protecting Water for Future Generations
Posted December 2017
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs is undertaking a consultation on a study area for potential Greenbelt expansion to protect important water resources in the outer ring of the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The study area is based on the locations with high concentrations of water resources that are under pressure from urban development.
They are accepting input and feedback about the study area and the parameters for potential Greenbelt expansion until March 7, 2018. Input received will help inform decisions on how to move from a study area to a proposed Greenbelt boundary. Visit Ontario.ca/greenbelt
to find information on the plan and how you can make your voice heard.
Citizen Scientist Success
Posted December 2017
Bumble Bee Watch
is a citizen science project that has over 14,000 registered users and 20,000 bumble bee observations throughout North America. Researchers used the database to discover that the two-spotted bumble bee (Bombus bimaculatus) has an expanded range in Quebec, plus sightings in the maritime provinces, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, which previously were not included in its territorial map. All sightings were verified by bee experts based on the photos submitted by the observers. The two-spotted bumble bee is a native bee that currently is not in decline.
You can view a map of the expanded range here
Help Bumble Bee Watch by submitting a sighting either through their web page
or iPhone app
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