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

Magwood Park wetland

Aggie’s Wildflower Walk 2021

For some twenty years now TFN member and voice of the Humber River, Madeleine McDowell, has led fellow members on her annual “Aggie’s Wildflower Walk”, a two hour journey through the world of Agnes Dunbar Moodie Fitzgibbon, illustrator of Canadian Wildflowers. Published in 1868, Canadian Wildflowers is considered one of the most important early botanical Read More

View of the Don Valley and downtown from Leaside bridge

Crothers Woods with Karen Sun

Karen Sun, Parks Planner from the City of Toronto, introduces elementary & junior high school students to some of her favourite plants during a walk in Crothers Woods. Originally livestreamed on May 4, 2021. Read More

New England Aster in flower

May newsletter now available

Our May 2021 Newsletter is now available for download, and print copies should be arriving by Canada Post very soon! Features include: Tree of the Month – Northern Catalpa; Toronto’s Coralroots and Showy Orchis; Can Toronto be a Bird-friendly City; How Do Trees Know When to Leaf Out; TFN Spring Clean-up; TFN’s New Ravines Talk; Read More

Self-Guided Walk: Best 15 Minute Walk in the City

With some four-hundred identified species of wildflower, shrub, and tree to enjoy, and deep history stretching back to the earliest days of Toronto (York), this might be the best fifteen minute walk our city has to offer. Distance: 600m, circular routeDifficulty: Easy (paved path, mostly flat. One short staircase – see Waypoint #6 below)Washrooms: None Read More

OIPC: Garlic Mustard Workshop

The Ontario Invasive Plant Council (OIPC) is offering a virtual workshop on Best Management Practices for dealing with Garlic Mustard! Workshop is two, 2-hour classes, and will be run twice in April. Sign up now Read More

New England Aster in flower

April Newsletter now available

Our April 2021 Newsletter is now available for download, and print copies should be arriving by Canada Post very soon! Features include: Tree of the Month – Eastern cottonwood; Toronto’s Iridaceae and Relatives: Part II; The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring Tra La!; TFN Photography Group; The Art of Mindful Drawing; Leslie Street Spit Concerns; 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.