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Our Mission: Toronto Field Naturalists connects people with nature in the Toronto area.
We help people understand, enjoy, and protect Toronto's green spaces and the species that inhabit them.
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Toronto Field Naturalists
2 Carlton Street, Suite 1519
Toronto, Ontario
M5B 1J3

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July Photo Spotlight
Yellow Necked Scape Moth in High Park by June West
Yellow Necked Scape Moth in High Park by June West
Become a Citizen Scientist!
Posted July 2016
Ontario Nature has launched their Directory of Ontario Citizen Science (DOCS), which is an online, searchable tool that connects seasoned or budding citizen scientists with volunteer opportunities across the province. DOCS is specifically aimed at citizen science projects with biological, environmental or conservation goals. Check it out and see what projects you can help with:
Citizen science is the collection and analysis of data relating to the natural world by members of the general public, typically as part of a collaborative project with professional scientists.
Dogs Off-Leash
Posted July 2016
Dogs off-leash can cause many issues in parks when they are allowed to run around in areas that are designated on-leash. They can threaten wildlife and disturb nesting sites. They damage and destroy native plant populations, including rare and endangered species. Plus they spread the seeds of invasive species. If you see a dog off-leash where it shouldn't be, you can report it to the city by using the 311 service. By reporting problems you let the city know where incidents are occurring so they can increase enforcement.
Phone (311 within Toronto), email (, or use their website ( to report incidents.
Grow Our Greenbelt!
Posted July 2016
Over 30 environmentally-conscious organizations have launched the Grow Our Greenbelt website to call for better protection of the Greater Golden Horseshoe's fresh water resources. Unless we're vigilant, demands on the region's water resources will undermine our safe and reliable sources of freshwater. To find out more about what you can do, check out their website: Consultations end September 30 so act now.
Youth Summit Registration is Open
Posted July 2016
Registration for the Ontario Nature Youth Summit for Biodiversity and Environmental Leadership is open now until September 12, or until capacity is reached. Alongside the Youth Council, ON is welcoming 100 environmental leaders from high schools across the province for a weekend of meaningful discussion and outdoor fun. This year's summit is scheduled for September 23-25 at YMCA Geneva Park in Orillia. You can find more information and registration details here.
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