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City-Wide Celebration of Stewardship and Volunteering

Toronto Field Naturalists along with the Toronto Nature Stewards and A Park for All will be taking part in city-wide celebration of stewardship and volunteering event on Saturday, October 1st from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The event will take place at the Middle Mill Stewardship site located at 44 Beechwood Drive, Toronto. This will Read More

TFN Annual Financial Statements Released

TFN Members are invited to review our most recent Financial Statements (June 30, 2020), prepared by Peter W. Hogg, Chartered Professional Accountant. These include our statements of financial position, fund operations and cash flows. Download 2022 TFN Financial Statement Read More

TFN Juniors Fall 2022 Program

Hello TFN Juniors Members Looking forward to seeing you all at our fabulous Fall 2022 TFN Juniors events! We will meet monthly, on Saturday morning 10am-12pm. We are not always at the same location but  move around to see what the wildlife is up to and to explore new green spaces in our wonderful city. Read More

Mature Oak, Monarch Park

Could Toronto Oaks Become Yet Another Endangered Tree?

by David Wallace Barr In recent months we have seen some troubling headlines south of the border. “Oak trees in the Mid-Atlantic region are dying. Here’s why.” – the Washington Post (Nov 25, 2021. “Why White Oak Trees on Route 1 Are Dying” – The Hyattsville Wire (Dec 17, 2019). “Essential tree species facing decline” Read More

Public walks are back.

We are happy to be able to offer public walks again. Starting in July 2022, we will start offering one public walk per month. Our July public walk will take place on July 7th in Woodbine and Ashbridge’s Bay Parks and will be lead by Bob Kortright. This will be a nature and heritage walk. Read More

Walks update

Happy Summer! We are happy to announce that our walks program will become more like what it was pre-pandemic. Starting in July registration will no longer be required for our walks. Members will be able to bring guests again. We ask that each member bring only one guest on a walk. Our public walks will Read More

Stewardship of Cottonwood Flats

On the morning of May 3, 2022, a dozen or so TFNers, City staff, and Community Stewardship Program (CSP) volunteers gathered at a scattering of armourstones in in the Don Valley for the inaugural session of something quite wonderful: a new stewardship team at Cottonwood Flats! For the last five years, TFN has led the Read More

Ashbridges Bay in late fall, 2017

Our bit to protect the freshwater dunes at Woodbine Beach

An April 13, 2022, Toronto Star feature by M.L. Bream (“Hundreds of species and a precious bit of wildness get a reprieve“) has generated a lot of excitement in our community over the last week! With the removal of the nine-hole disc golf course at Woodbine Beach, the fragile freshwater dunes there will no longer Read More

Tell the City to make nature a priority on the Toronto Islands

Your chance to comment on the Toronto Island Park Master Plan is March 1st – March 7. Tell the City to make nature a priority on the Toronto Islands! The City is hosting four public input evenings on the long-term future of the Toronto Islands. March 1st (6:00 – 9 pm) Open House March 3 Read More