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2018 Youth Summit participants

TFN offers 5 scholarships for GTA youths to attend youth summit

TFN is offering full scholarships for five youth from the GTA to attend Ontario Nature’s 2019 Youth Summit for Biodiversity and Environmental Leadership. The summit will be held near beautiful Lake Couchiching near Orillia on the weekend of September 20-22. In addition to spending time outdoors, highlights include: Interactive workshops and activities on topics including Read More

Toronto Field Naturalist since September 1938

20+ years of newsletters online

We’re really pleased to announce that as of a few minutes ago more than twenty years of Toronto Field Naturalist are now available online! Our newsletter began publication in September of 1938, offering Torontonians a unique and intimate view into nature in our city. Putting our 1998 issues online represents a significant milestone in making Read More

German Mills Creek

German Mills Cleanup Report

As mentioned in our recent Celebrate Earth Day post, TFN member Theresa Moore, creator of the recently-released Fauna, Photographs, led her annual Nature Walk and Litter Pick-up along German Mills Creek on April 20th. Special thanks to Theresa for her ongoing dedication to this remarkable area, and for providing the update that follows. Prior to Read More

Endangered Spotted Turtle

Plans to Gut Ontario’s Endangered Species Act

In a move that will prove devastating to species at risk, the Ontario government has just unveiled plans to severely undermine the Endangered Species Act. Ontario Nature sums up the proposed changes as follows: “If the changes go through, Species listed as threatened or endangered may no longer be automatically protected. The Minister will have Read More

Woodlot at Beare Hill

Office closed on April 19

TFN members should note that the Office will NOT be open on Friday, April 19th. Between the long weekend and Earth Day related events no one is available to host that morning. We do apologize for any inconvenience. Read More

Toronto Skyline

Creating new Waterfront Habitat in the GTA

Come hear about several new projects to create waterfront habitat, both in downtown Toronto and in Mississauga. By attending and asking questions, you will show the agencies your interest in natural habitats and native species. Be part of the conversation. May 14 at the Gladstone Hotel; doors open at 6:00 pm. Register for this “Lake Read More

CFMP Volunteer, Agneta

New way to volunteer

Interested in joining the Toronto Field Naturalists Volunteer Program? It’s never been easier than it is now! By subscribing to our new Volunteer Alerts mailing list you’ll receive notice about new volunteer opportunities the moment they become available, with instructions on how to raise your hand. Sign Up Now! Read More

Skunk cabbage

Notes From Junior Naturalists Event On April 13th

Thanks to everyone who joined at James Gardens, for a beautiful hike south through Lambton Woods and across the Humber River swollen with spring run-off. It was warm enough for the Eastern Plasterer Bee to be out foraging on snowdrops and catkins, and swarming around their nest holes in the sandy Hydro cut. We saw Read More

Nature on the Page exhibit

Private tour of Nature on the Page exhibit

TFN board member, Ellen Schwartzel, kindly arranged a private group tour of the Nature on the Page exhibit at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library (120 St. George Street, 2nd Floor) on Thursday, April 25 at 6:30pm. We are pleased to be able to offer spots on the tour to the first five TFN members Read More

Fall colours from Vista Trail, Rouge Park

Meadoway Public Information Centre on April 24

TFN is pleased to be a participant on the Community Liaison Committee for The Meadoway Class EA. We encourage members and friends to attend the first Public Information Centre on April 24, 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm, at the Centennial College Event Centre Winter/Fall & Vista Rooms (937 Progress Avenue, 8th Floor). Come and learn Read More