40 Days Done

by Jason Ramsay-Brown TFN hit a major milestone today: all of our newsletter back issues are finally available online! Frequent visitors to our site will have watched this unfold in real time over the last few weeks with our 40 Years in 40 Days initiative. For those who missed it, from July 2 to August Read More

Dealing with invasives at the Flats

Yesterday morning, TFN stewards converged on Cottonwood Flats to help reduce the spread of invasive tansy! Special thanks to the City of Toronto’s Natural Environment and Community Programs (Urban Forestry) for inviting & hosting us, providing tools & expertise, and hauling away the dozens of kilos of tansy flowers we clipped! Such a wonderful opportunity Read More

Slide Collection Update (and Sneak Peak!)

As many of you know, thanks to a very generous donation from one of our Members, over the summer TFN has been busy overseeing the digitization of our 12000+ 35mm Slide Collection! The first half of the scans were picked up on June 29th and we’ve been busily sorting through the results since then, preparing Read More

High Park Movement Survey

The City wants to hear about your experiences getting to, from and around High Park. Results will help fuel the upcoming High Park Movement Strategy. While most of the survey is about transportation, roads, and trails, there are opportunities to let the City know that many of us visit High Park to enjoy nature, and Read More

Come to a Workshop about the future of the Toronto Islands!

The City is inviting us to a workshop on the future of the Toronto Islands; Wednesday, July 21st, 6:00 pm. As friends of nature, let’s take this chance to speak up for nature at the Toronto Islands. Every voice matters, so please register for the workshop here. City staff are developing a long-term Master Plan Read More

40 Years in 40 Days

The first issue of our newsletter rolled off the press September, 1938, a modest two page affair celebrating a Member’s discovery of a yellow rail’s nest in Holland Marsh (a Canadian first!), voicing concern over invasive goatsbeard, and offering up a recipe for Chickadee Pudding (no, not pudding made of chickadee). While restrictions during the Read More

View of the Don Valley and downtown from Leaside bridge

Golf lands to nature? Please say yes

The City of Toronto wants your feedback on future use of Toronto’s five City-operated golf courses: Tam O’Shanter, Scarlett Woods, Humber Valley, Don Valley, and Dentonia. Your responses will help inform Parks, Forestry, and Recreation’s 2021 Golf Course Operations Sourcing Strategy, destined for City Council later this year. This survey will close on July 12, Read More

Toronto Island’s nature needs your Big Idea

City planners want our thoughts on the Toronto Islands. They are asking for our “big ideas” on shaping a Master Plan for Toronto’s beloved Islands – by June 20.  As friends of nature, let’s take this chance to speak up for nature on the Toronto Islands.  What’s special about the Toronto Islands? The Toronto Islands Read More

Signs of Spring photo challenge

We have established a photography group and it has been off to a great start with 23 members joining so far. If you have an interest in nature and photography, please join us by sending an email to photography@torontofieldnaturalists.org. Currently the group is meeting monthly via zoom with a plan to do in person outings 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.