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Junior Naturalists – Winter Ducks event

The open waters of Lake Ontario and the Toronto shoreline  are a ‘vacation destination’ for many of our Boreal and Arctic nesting waterfowl. We get to see ducks in winter that aren’t here at other times of the year! Come join us at Colonel Sam Smith Park from 10:00 am till 12:00 pm on Saturday, Read More

TFN Juniors Explore ‘Colour in Plants’ Nov 12th

The TFN Juniors met on one of our first really cool days this fall, Saturday Nov 12th to explore the theme of colours in plants.  Using natural dyes from Goldenrod, Buckthorn berries, Walnut husks, Raspberries and Spinach, the Juniors prepared cotton, mordanted T-shirts for the dye bath. We were amazed at everyone’s creativity. Some people Read More

TFN Juniors watch Salmon by Highland Creek

The TFN Juniors spent a wonderful fall morning on October 15th with Alan Colley of Toronto Aboriginal Eco Tours as we explored Highland Creek at Colonel Danforth Park and experienced the salmon run together. At the beginning of our gathering, Alan gathered us around a ‘Four Directions’ mat. Each of the squares of the grid Read More

TFN Juniors Fall 2022 Program

Hello TFN Juniors Members Looking forward to seeing you all at our fabulous Fall 2022 TFN Juniors events! We will meet monthly, on Saturday morning 10am-12pm. We are not always at the same location but  move around to see what the wildlife is up to and to explore new green spaces in our wonderful city. Read More

TFN Juniors January – March 2022 Winter Program

Hello Junior Naturalist Friends! Please join us on the following three Saturday mornings 10am-12pm for our Winter 2022 TFN Juniors’ Program! January 15th: We will meet at Tommy Thompson Park for a hike and Treasure hunts on the Spit. The goal is to reach the ‘Red Bridge’ — a lengthy walk, but folks can turn back Read More

Fall 2021

How exciting for the TFN Juniors to be back together sharing our love of nature and joining in cool games and activities. This blog is a summary of our Fall events till November. You will find a few references scattered throughout. These are available at the Toronto Public Library and they will allow you to Read More

TFN Juniors In-Person/Zoom Fall 2021 Saturday Mornings 10am-12pm

Hello Friends of the TFN Juniors, Super-excited to be able to meet in person again to explore and enjoy nature together, Fall 2021! We will gather as in pre-pandemic times, monthly, on a Saturday morning 10am-12pm for interactive activities, games and sharing  at various places around Toronto.  Please join us (kids ages 6-14, accompanied by Read More

Conclusion of Spring Nature Classes … and a look ahead

Hello Junior Naturalists, It is a month since the final spring nature class took place on June 9th. What a wonderful romp through Toronto nature guided by excellent folks with expertise on Bird language, Amphibians, Nature Photography, Nature Art, Dragonflies–the list goes on! And what a contribution you all made with photos and art.  Please Read More

TFN Juniors Spring 2021 Nature Class #9

Hello Everyone,  Thanks for all your contributions to make this another amazing slideshow. We are all learning so much from sharing each others’ sightings. Great to welcome Nick Ypelaar, one of the leaders of our in-person program and now a Park Naturalist at Awenda Provincial Park. I was very proud for him to see what Read More

TFN Juniors Spring 2021 Nature Class #8

Hello everyone, Thanks to everyone who joined us Wednesday and contributed to our sharing time and also drawing the Black Crowned Night heron with Sandra Iskandar.  Wow we continue to have some amazing sightings, and it is very special to be able to join you on these nature investigations. Please have a look at the slideshow 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.