Little Brown Bat - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Canadian Bat Box Project: Call for Participants

Karen Vanderwolf (Trent University), in partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Canadian Wildlife Federation, is looking for citizen scientists to contribute to research aimed at better understanding how our native bats are using bat boxes, and the effectiveness of their design. “Our research seeks to determine which bat species use bat boxes across Read More

Watch Our November Lecture Now

Many thanks to Dr. Allie Anderson, Postdoctoral Fellow at Trent University, who joined us on November 1 to deliver her presentation Shorebird stopover ecology in the 3rd largest wetland in the world, the Hudson Bay Lowlands. A recording of this excellent presentation and Q&A period that followed is now available online for the enjoyment of Read More

Urgent: Protect the Lower Duffins Creek Wetland Complex

On Friday, October 30, the provincial Ministry of Housing and Municipal Affairs announced a Minister’s Zoning Order (MZO) fast-tracking a warehouse development proposal that would essentially pave over part of the Lower Duffins Creek Wetland Complex, bringing significant damage and destruction to this provincially significant habitat. While the board of the Toronto and Region Conservation Read More

New England Aster in flower

November Newsletter & Members Only Update

Our November 2020 Newsletter is now available for download, and print copies should be arriving by Canada Post very soon! But that’s just the start of the new features & content available in our Member Only area. Login now and watch the recording of October’s lecture Dog-strangling Vine with Stuart Livingstone, get Zoom details for Read More

A Successful AGM!

TFN held our 2020 Annual General Meeting over Zoom on Oct 22, 2020. It was so wonderful to see so many smiling faces again as we wrapped up another amazing year! To kick off the AGM our outgoing president, Jason Ramsay-Brown, showed a quick three minute video highlighting much of what we’ve accomplished since our Read More

Toronto Nature Now on CJRU 1280 AM

100th Episode of Toronto Nature Now

This morning, CJRU 1280AM broadcast our 100th episode of Toronto Nature Now, TFN’s weekly nature show on Ryerson Radio! TFN Members Bruce Thompson, Paul Overy, Joan Lewis, Nancy Dengler, Richard Partington, John Carley, Jason Ramsay-Brown, Jonathan Harris, Ellen Schwartzel and Donnell Gasbarrini join host Bryce Turner to explain what nature means to them. On behalf Read More

Watch our October Lecture Now

TFN’s is thrilled to have successfully hosted our second virtual lecture, Invading the Urban Ecosystem: Mechanisms, Impact and Management of Dog-strangling Vine presented to us by Stuart Livingstone, Lecturer, Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, U of T-Scarborough and Post-doctoral Researcher: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, U of T. A recording of the presentation Read More

View of the Don Valley and downtown from Leaside bridge

Golf Courses or Parklands?

City-owned golf courses should be opened to public parkland use during COVID-19. Let’s ask the City to slow down and consult the public before renewing multi-year contracts with the golf course operators. Council is on the brink of quietly renewing these contracts at the Sept. 30 Council meeting. Meanwhile, cities across North America are exploring Read More

New England Aster in flower

October Newsletter & Members Only Update

Our October 2020 Newsletter is now available for download, and print copies should be arriving by Canada Post very soon! But that’s just the start of the new features & content available in our Member Only area. Login now and sign up for an exclusive opportunity to help restore habitat in Toronto, watch the recording Read More

TFN Finanicals prepared by Peter Hogg, CPA

TFN Annual Financial Statements Released

TFN Members are invited to review our most recent Financial Statements (June 30, 2020), prepared by Peter W. Hogg, Chartered Professional Accountant. These include our statements of financial position, fund operations and cash flows. Download 2020 TFN Financial Statement 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.