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

Magwood Park wetland

Fight for Nature – Fight Bill 23

Long-standing safeguards for natural heritage in southern Ontario, and especially the Greenbelt, are about to be swept away by Bill 23, an omnibus bill being rushed through by Doug Ford’s government at Queen’s Park. Introduced on October 25, Bill 23 is devastating in its scope and disregard for the environment, and has already passed second Read More

Bufflehead ducks in Ontario Place

Ontario Place needs nature-focused designs, speak up  by November 18!

Ontario Place is being redeveloped, including the public parkland areas. Now is your chance to choose between options for five zones along the waterfront, including the water’s edge, the marina and the cove. Project designers are asking the public to choose between more natural and less natural options for each zone. The online survey takes Read More

What TFN does in a year

Interested in learning what TFN accomplishes in a year? Check out this three minute video, presented at our Annual General Meeting on October 20th, 2022! 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

A unique October walk in partnership with Lost Rivers and The Bentway.

Lost Rivers: The Bentway and Garrison Common – Past Present Future – Stories of the Garrison Common and the creeks surrounding Old Fort York. A few months ago we were approached by The Bentway regarding an upcoming art exhibition they were planning, our discussions led to our president, Ellen Schwartzel, giving the artists Striped Canary Read More

City-Wide Celebration of Stewardship and Volunteering

Toronto Field Naturalists along with the Toronto Nature Stewards and A Park for All will be taking part in city-wide celebration of stewardship and volunteering event on Saturday, October 1st from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The event will take place at the Middle Mill Stewardship site located at 44 Beechwood Drive, Toronto. This will Read More

TFN Annual Financial Statements Released

TFN Members are invited to review our most recent Financial Statements (June 30, 2022), prepared by Peter W. Hogg, Chartered Professional Accountant. These include our statements of financial position, fund operations and cash flows. Download 2022 TFN Financial Statement 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

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.