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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

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Our first promo video

Over the summer, the incredible SpoonFed Films generously donated time and resources to collaborate with TFN on our very first promotional video (playable at the top of this page)! We can’t possibly celebrate their dedication, talent, efficiency, and creativity enough, and we hope you’ll all take a moment to share the final product with friends Read More

TFN Member at the Fight the Phrag Stewardship Event

Green Terrors and Fight The Phrag!

On Saturday, October 20th, TFN members descended on the lower Don to help EcoSpark and the City of Toronto’s Community Stewardship Program (CSP) “Fight The Phrag” in the Beechwood Wetland. Participants received full training and equipment on site, learning a manual removal technique pioneered by TFN Walk Leader and phrag-crusader, Lynn Short – a protocol Read More

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Notes From Junior Naturalists Event On Oct 13th

We hope all of the Junior Naturalists who came to Rosetta McClain Gardens on October 13th had a great time! Special thanks to TFN members Betty McCulloch for showing us how to tag, weigh, and age butterflies, and Bob Kortright for introducing us to the Hawk Watch, and helping us learn why birds of prey Read More

CFMP Volunteer, Agneta

CFMP 2018 Wrap Up

The second year of our Cottonwood Flats Monitoring Project is officially at an end. From coyote dens in April to the asters of October, it was an interesting year to be sure. On behalf of our entire community, many thanks to our members who, combined, volunteered 107 hours of time to the project this year! Read More

View of the Don Valley and downtown from Leaside bridge

Municipal Election Kit from ProtectNatureTO

Election Day is only a couple of weeks away. What will your local candidates do to preserve biodiversity and natural heritage in Toronto? As a founding member of ProtectNatureTO (PNTO), we’d like to encourage everyone to make use of this 2018 Election Kit. Find out what your local candidates will do to preserve biodiversity and Read More

TFN Kanopy Pick - Learning to See: The World Of Insects

Kanopy pick for October

Our Kanopy pick for October is Learning to See: The World of Insects. Winner of the Neapolitan Award (Naples International Film Festival), and the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. Learning to See explores the life of naturalist Robert Oelman, his transformation from psychologist to nature photographer, and his Read More