The Meadoway

TFN Juniors on the Meadoway in Fall Oct 14th

The TFN Juniors enjoyed a wonderful morning Saturday Oct 14th, exploring the Meadoway in Fall at 19 Daventry Rd. So exciting to think of Toronto having this magnificent Pollinator corridor from the Don River to Rouge National Park. Our leader, Don Scallen brought  his Stickbugs for the kids to handle and taught us about spiders. Read More

Junior Naturalists outing on Aug 5, 2018

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 Islands

Junior Naturalists Event – Shadowland Theatre

All kids ages 6-14 are invited to Join us for a workshop with Shadowland Theater Company on Toronto island for tomorrow April 15th 10am-12pm. We will be dressing up in fantastic bird costumes, exploring the life cycles of some of native birds, and exploring how it feels to be a bird. A great way to kick off Read More

Staghorn Sumac in Winter

Junior Naturalists Event: Discover the Winter Birds and Owls of Downsview

Learn about the habitat restoration  that has allowed Birds of Prey to flourish there. Come explore the Winter birds and Owls of Downsview park with the program Co-ordinator from the Discovery Center, Jonathan D. This will take on Satuday, February 11th at 2:30 PM. Please note that this program is running in the afternoon, as this Read More

long-tailed duck, winter ducks, lake ontario, toronto

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

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.