Public Walk: Todmorden Mills – nature walk

Join our current President, Ellen Schwartzel for this 2 hour circular walk covering 1.5 km over mostly flat, unpaved and uneven surfaces with gentle slopes. There are stairs.

On this walk we’ll explore the everyday monotony and miracle of being a plant. The job of a leaf is always the same: to capture light and transpire water. But plants have evolved countless variations on the basic theme. Todmorden Mills offers the perfect venue to admire that diversity: with some four hundred species of wildflowers, shrubs and trees to enjoy, this could be one of the best short walks Toronto has to offer.

This walk is only one of more than 140 that TFN will host this year alone! TFN members enjoy a complete listing of walks in our newsletter. Not a member? Learn more about the benefits of membership now!

Please tag any photos you take on this walk with #TFNWalk so that we can all live vicariously through your lens.

The Toronto Field Naturalists wish to acknowledge this land through which we walk. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississauga of the Credit River. Today it is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to be on this land.