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Winter Duck in Humber Bay Park East

Notes From Junior Naturalists Event On Dec 8th

Hey TFN Junior Naturalists – hope you enjoyed our trip to Humber Bay Park! Special thanks to TFNers Anne, Bob & Rachel for braving the cold with us to teach us all about this amazing place and the wonderful creatures that visit its shores! Keep on learning with the following: On the Wild Side: Winter Read More

TFN Kanopy Pick - Birders: The Central Park Effect

Kanopy Pick For December

While our Kanopy pick for December, Birders: The Central Park Effect, focuses on New York City, any TFNer could tell you that a nearly identical film could have easily been shot here in Toronto, substituting Central Park with Tommy Thompson, High Park, or our amazing valley lands. This film celebrates birder culture in all its Read More

Fall colours from Vista Trail, Rouge Park

So What If We Lose the Environmental Commissioner?

Prepared by Ellen Schwartzel, TFN Board of Directors Ellen Schwartzel’s career included advising three Environmental Commissioners, and she was Deputy Environmental Commissioner from 2013 till retiring in July 2018. Ontario is about to lose its independent Environmental Commissioner, as part of cuts announced by the Ford government on November 15, 2018. The details were laid Read More

Downtown from Chester Hill

The Connected Naturalist – past issues

The December issue marks the last time The Connected Naturalist column will appear in our newsletter. The launch of our redesigned website offers us new opportunities for creating online content and, as The Connected Naturalist deals with naturalists’ use of digital technology, it seemed more at home here than in the newsletter. For those looking Read More

Noel Harding's "Elevated Wetland"

Notes From Junior Naturalists Event On Nov 10th

Hey TFN Junior Naturalists – hope you enjoyed our event along the East Don on Nov 10! Many thanks to our fungi specialist, Pat Birchall, who did so much to help us learn all about the role of fungi in the ecosystem. Keep on learning with the following: Biology for kids: Fungi Fungi – Biology Read More

Sign reading "Creek" and "Shelter" with directional arrows

Jim Baillie Stewardship Team, Nov 29

The Jim Baillie Stewardship Team will be taking a trip to the reserve on Thursday, November 29, weather permitting. TFN Members interested in volunteering must RSVP with Team Leader, Charles Bruce-Thompson, no later than Monday, November 26. Car pooling available. Read More

Woodlot at Beare Hill

Ontario’s Climate Change Plan

Until November 16th, the Province of Ontario wants to hear your opinion on a provincial response to Climate Change. “Later this fall, Ontario will release a plan that will identify specific areas of focus to help us tackle and be more resilient to climate change … This made-in-Ontario solution will strike the right balance between Read More

TFN Kanopy Pick - Trashed

Kanopy Pick for November

Our Kanopy pick for November is Trashed, an in-depth and visually-shocking look at the grotesque volume of waste produced by human civilization. This 2012 film earned multiple awards on the festival circuit, including prizes at the 5th Cinema Verde Environmental Film and Arts Festival, and the 30th International Environmental Film Festival. Run time 97 minutes. Read More

East Point Park Trail

TRCA Trail Strategy

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority is looking for input on their Trail Strategy. Please take a moment to let them know how you use trails to get closer to nature! Your say helps guide policies and recommendations for improving trails all across TRCA jurisdiction. Have Your Say Read More

Snakeroot in flower

TFN at the Biodiversity Strategy Workshop

Yesterday, Bob Kortright and Jason Ramsay-Brown represented TFN at the City of Toronto’s Biodiversity Strategy Workshop at East York Civic Center, attending alongside participants from TRCA, U of T, ProtectNatureTO, and various City divisions. This important strategy aims to “increase the quality and quantity of natural habitat, design the built environment to support more biodiversity, Read More