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Come to a Workshop about the future of the Toronto Islands!

The City is inviting us to a workshop on the future of the Toronto Islands; Wednesday, July 21st, 6:00 pm. As friends of nature, let’s take this chance to speak up for nature at the Toronto Islands. Every voice matters, so please register for the workshop here. City staff are developing a long-term Master Plan Read More

40 Years in 40 Days

The first issue of our newsletter rolled off the press September, 1938, a modest two page affair celebrating a Member’s discovery of a yellow rail’s nest in Holland Marsh (a Canadian first!), voicing concern over invasive goatsbeard, and offering up a recipe for Chickadee Pudding (no, not pudding made of chickadee). While restrictions during the Read More

View of the Don Valley and downtown from Leaside bridge

Golf lands to nature? Please say yes

The City of Toronto wants your feedback on future use of Toronto’s five City-operated golf courses: Tam O’Shanter, Scarlett Woods, Humber Valley, Don Valley, and Dentonia. Your responses will help inform Parks, Forestry, and Recreation’s 2021 Golf Course Operations Sourcing Strategy, destined for City Council later this year. This survey will close on July 12, Read More

Toronto Island’s nature needs your Big Idea

City planners want our thoughts on the Toronto Islands. They are asking for our “big ideas” on shaping a Master Plan for Toronto’s beloved Islands – by June 20.  As friends of nature, let’s take this chance to speak up for nature on the Toronto Islands.  What’s special about the Toronto Islands? The Toronto Islands Read More

Signs of Spring photo challenge

We have established a photography group and it has been off to a great start with 23 members joining so far. If you have an interest in nature and photography, please join us by sending an email to Currently the group is meeting monthly via zoom with a plan to do in person outings Read More

TFN Juniors Spring 2021 Nature Class #9

Hello Everyone,  Thanks for all your contributions to make this another amazing slideshow. We are all learning so much from sharing each others’ sightings. Great to welcome Nick Ypelaar, one of the leaders of our in-person program and now a Park Naturalist at Awenda Provincial Park. I was very proud for him to see what Read More

TFN Juniors Spring 2021 Nature Class #8

Hello everyone, Thanks to everyone who joined us Wednesday and contributed to our sharing time and also drawing the Black Crowned Night heron with Sandra Iskandar.  Wow we continue to have some amazing sightings, and it is very special to be able to join you on these nature investigations. Please have a look at the slideshow Read More

TFN Juniors Spring 2021 Nature Class #7

Hello Everyone,  Thanks for wonderful photos from Greenwood Conservation area, and Tommy Thompson Park. So many different creatures we had the fun of seeing–birds nesting, mink scavenging for food, American Toads calling. Really enjoy sharing in everyone’s adventures and getting ideas of places to visit. Thanks for looking after the wild places close to your Read More

TFN Juniors Spring 2021 Nature Class #6

Happy for everyone who was able to join us for the 6th TFN Juniors Nature Class yesterday. Please find below a slideshow of photos of amazing things going on in nature right now. Wonderful to celebrate the songbird migration with Marina’s photos, and we loved how our class members were able to pinpoint differences between the Read More