Aggie’s Wildflower Walk 2021

For some twenty years now TFN member and voice of the Humber River, Madeleine McDowell, has led fellow members on her annual “Aggie’s Wildflower Walk”, a two hour journey through the world of Agnes Dunbar Moodie Fitzgibbon, illustrator of Canadian Wildflowers. Published in 1868, Canadian Wildflowers is considered one of the most important early botanical Read More

Self-Guided Walk: Best 15 Minute Walk in the City

With some four-hundred identified species of wildflower, shrub, and tree to enjoy, and deep history stretching back to the earliest days of Toronto (York), this might be the best fifteen minute walk our city has to offer. Distance: 600m, circular routeDifficulty: Easy (paved path, mostly flat. One short staircase – see Waypoint #6 below)Washrooms: None Read More

TFN’s 2021 Nature Images Show

Our annual Nature Images show was, by every measure, a huge success this year with a hundred attendees on Zoom and twenty-one presenters (eleven participating for the first time!). Very special thanks to Lynn Miller for organizing such a fantastic event and, of course, to all of our presenters who generously shared their images & Read More

Great winter watch: Borealis

Borealis, a much-anticipated nature film by Kevin McMahon, has been made available for free streaming on the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) website. “In his new feature documentary Borealis, acclaimed director Kevin McMahon (Waterlife) travels deep into the heart of the boreal forest to explore the chorus of life in Canada’s iconic wilderness. How do Read More

The Toronto Field Naturalists wish to acknowledge this land through which we walk. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississauga of the Credit River. Today it is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to be on this land.