Help Us Help Nature!

The mission of the Toronto Field Naturalists is to connect people with nature in the Toronto area. We help people understand, enjoy, protect and restore Toronto’s green spaces and the species that inhabit them. As a volunteer-run non-profit we share the desire to deepen the understanding of, and appreciation for, the natural spaces and species Read More

Celebrating Cottonwood Flats

When the 100th anniversary committee was brainstorming ideas on how to celebrate our centennial, Jason Ramsay-Brown (Stewardship Committee lead and a past president of TFN) suggested we create a video about Cottonwood Flats. The video would cover the history of the location and our work in partnership with the city. Thankfully a volunteer, Jessica Nelson, Read More

Then & Now Exhibition at Brickworks

Join us for another showing of our Then & Now photo exhibition as part of our 100th anniversary celebrations during Earth Day at the Brickworks on Saturday, April 20th from 10 am till 3 pm. Nature changes over time. Photographer members of the Toronto Field Naturalists (TFN) have been documenting these changes since the 1950s. Read More

“Then & Now” Photography Project

The “Then & Now” project was created to celebrate our 100th anniversary by selecting photos from our slide archives of places that have special meaning and significance to TFN. We would then set out to take current photos in the same locations, ideally we wanted to match the original as much as possible if current Read More

Giving Tuesday – Help Us Help Nature!

The mission of the Toronto Field Naturalists is to connect people with nature in the Toronto area. We help people understand, enjoy, protect and restore Toronto’s green spaces and the species that inhabit them. As a volunteer-run non-profit we share the desire to deepen the understanding of, and appreciation for, the natural spaces and species Read More

“Then & Now” Photo Exhibition

Nature changes over time. Photographer members of the Toronto Field Naturalists (TFN) have been documenting these changes since the 1950s. In celebration of its 100th anniversary as a volunteer-run charity devoted to the conservation of Toronto’s natural areas, TFN presents historic photos curated from its archives paired with images taken in 2023 in the same locales by TFN’s current photographers. The Read More

Let’s ban noisy gas-fired leaf-blowers, to help wildlife habitat in Toronto

Toronto’s Infrastructure and Environment Committee will consider a ban on two-stroke small engines at its June 28 meeting under item 2023.IE5.1 We need your help: Before June 28, support a ban on leaf blowers by submitting a comment at this link Before the July 19 City Council meeting, email your city councillor to ask for Read More

The latest episodes of Toronto Nature Now

Check out the latest episodes of our radio show Toronto Nature Now in partnership with CJRU. Episode 175: The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority A discussion about the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) covering it’s history, jurisdiction, and role in Toronto. Listen here. Episode 176: Biological Control of Garlic Mustard. An explanation on the Read More

New Episodes of Toronto Nature Now

Please check out the latest episodes of our Toronto Nature Now radio show in partnership with CJRU: Episode 166: Spring Ephemeral Plants Jonathan explains what (spring) epheremal plants are, some examples, how they come to be and some little (sometimes blue) friends who help reproduce them. Listen here Episode 167: Wildlife at Ontario Place Francesca Read More

Upcoming Junior Naturalists Program

Children aged 6-14 are invited to join the TFN Juniors program. Every child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Events are monthly, usually on the second Saturday from 10am-12pm. We move around the city to enjoy the wildlife and discover new ravines and parks we may not have  explored before. Our program for Read More

Toronto Field Naturalists wishes to acknowledge this Land through which we walk. For thousands of years, the Land has been shared by the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, and the Anishinaabe. Toronto is situated on the Land within the Toronto Purchase, Treaty 13, the traditional and treaty Lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is also part of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum, a covenant agreement between Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Wendat peoples and allied nations to peaceably share the land and all its resources. Today, the Land is home to peoples of numerous nations. We are all grateful to have the opportunity to continue to care for and share the beauty of this Land.