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

Take the Survey about Feeding Wildlife in Toronto

The City of Toronto is reviewing its Animal Bylaw, and would like your feedback.  You can take action by completing The City’s online survey before midnight on December 17, 2021. Many aspects of the Animal Bylaw are included in the survey, and the TFN specifically supports changes to the rules for feeding of wildlife. Feeding Read More

Winter Walks

The walks advisory committee and walks coordination team is working hard to put together a good selection of walks for members this winter. Please be sure to check the Walks Page each month for the walks list. In the preparation of going out for walks this winter be it on one of our guided walks, Read More

The British Library Needs You!

The Unlocking Our Sounds Heritage project at the British Library is looking for Ontario naturalists to help enrich their wildlife audio collections! A set of 36 cassette tapes recorded between 2006-2007 was sent to the library, capturing the sounds of wildlife in places like Algonquin Provincial Park, Claireville Dam and Backus Woods. They’re now looking Read More

Special Invitation in Crothers Woods

City of Toronto, Forestry is planning a natural surface trail wayfinding pilot project in Crothers Woods, Sun Valley and Cottonwood Flats. This will see installation of wayfinding signage throughout the area to improve trail user experience and tie into the larger Toronto Park & Trails Wayfinding Strategy and the Toronto 360 Wayfinding Strategy. TFN Members Read More

Another Successful AGM

TFN held our 2021 Annual General Meeting over Zoom on October 14. It was wonderful to see so many happy Members out celebrating another amazing year! If you want to catch up on what TFN accomplished since our last AGM (Oct 2020 – Oct 2021), look no further than this short video: For a deeper Read More

CFMP Volunteer, Agneta

Celebrate Ravine Days

Celebrate Ravine Days, October 2-11, with ten days of events to enjoy! Check out The Oculus Exhibit in South Humber Park, catch story time with best-selling children’s author Pamela Hickman, take a ravine ride in Thorncliffe, learn about Neighbourwoods with Dr. Danijela Puric-Mladenovic and so much more. View the Full Calendar of Events On October Read More

A shot in the dark

Toronto photographer Andrew Budziak sets a photographic trap to catch urban wildlife in action – and his efforts pay off with one really outstanding image. Our favourite part, however, is what happens between 3:32-3:45 ; ) 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

Upcoming TNS Information Sessions

Hot on the heels of Bob Kortright’s write up in the September issue of our newsletter (pg. 20), our friend’s at Toronto Nature Stewards have recently announced upcoming information sessions for people interested in becoming Lead Stewards! Two identical sessions will be held: a morning session on September 14th and an evening session on September 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.