Centennial Butternuts

Back in October 2019, TFN began a program aimed at protecting and propagating butternut trees (Juglans cinerea, an endangered species) at our Jim Baillie Nature Reserve (JBNR). On May 6, in honour of TFN’s 100th Anniversary, our stewardship volunteers added seven new butternuts (certified and local to seed zone 37) to the growing population at Read More

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

“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

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.