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

Urban Pollinator Research: Call for Citizen Scientists

Lydia Wong, a PhD student from the University of Ottawa is hoping to launch a project to explore the impacts of a warming and drying climate on pollinator populations, specifically bees. If you have a garden in Toronto, preferably one with lots of flowering plants that attract pollinators, and are willing to have 2 artificial nesting structures (‘bee/wasp Read More

Two volunteers planting a butternut sapling

Butternut Tree Planting at Jim Baillie

by Charles Bruce-Thompson The butternut tree, Juglans cinerea, is a medium-sized native tree that can reach up to 30 m in height. It belongs to the walnut family and produces edible nuts in the fall. It is also an endangered species. Its numbers have been decimated by butternut canker, a fungal disease. This fungus has already had Read More

Volunteers removing invasive phragmites in Beechwood Wetland

Help restore local native habitats

While the City’s summer stewardship schedule is drawing to a close, we can still pitch in to restore our local native habitats at the following upcoming stewardship events: Mulching in Eglinton Flats on Aug 14 Removing phrag in Don Valley Brick Works Park on Aug 20 Removing invasives in Milliken Park on Aug 28 A Read More

Todmorden Mills Wildflower Preserve Cleanup, 2016

Celebrate Earth Day (over a week or three)

As Earth Day falls on Easter weekend this year, it’s a bit more like Earth Month! Look below for 10 ways you can show the Earth you care! Todmorden Mills Wildflower Preserve Cleanup – April 13, 10:00am to 12:00pm Join the Todmorden Mills Wildflower Preserve Stewardship Team and TFNers aplenty for the annual cleanup of Read More

evidence of woodpeckers at Jim Baillie Nature Reserve

Jim Baillie Stewardship Team, Apr 17

The Jim Baillie Stewardship Team will be taking a trip to the reserve on Wednesday, April 17. This trip we’ll be attempting to relocate and map any existing butternuts on the property in support of our newly-announced Butternut Project. No prior specialized knowledge is needed but we will be venturing off-trail so the going may Read More

Jim Baillie Nature Reserve

Butternut Project at JBNR

TFN is pleased to announce that we’re starting a new project at our Jim Baillie Nature Reserve (JBNR): an initiative to help protect Ontario’s endangered butternut trees. JBNR is considered a high quality undisturbed swamp forest with a diverse flora and many regionally rare species – including, according to surveys conducted by TFN members over Read More

Cottonwood Flats June 2018

Volunteer with CFMP

The third year of TFN’s Cottonwood Flats Monitoring Project (CFMP) is gearing up! This wonderful partnership with the City of Toronto’s Urban Forestry, Natural Environment and Community Programs provides exciting opportunities for TFN members to actively engage in citizen science and make positive contributions to nature in the city. From April to October we’ll conduct Read More

Sign reading "Creek" and "Shelter" with directional arrows

Jim Baillie Stewardship Team, Nov 29

The Jim Baillie Stewardship Team will be taking a trip to the reserve on Thursday, November 29, weather permitting. TFN Members interested in volunteering must RSVP with Team Leader, Charles Bruce-Thompson, no later than Monday, November 26. Car pooling available. Read More

TFN Member at the Fight the Phrag Stewardship Event

Green Terrors and Fight The Phrag!

On Saturday, October 20th, TFN members descended on the lower Don to help EcoSpark and the City of Toronto’s Community Stewardship Program (CSP) “Fight The Phrag” in the Beechwood Wetland. Participants received full training and equipment on site, learning a manual removal technique pioneered by TFN Walk Leader and phrag-crusader, Lynn Short – a protocol Read More

Toronto Field Naturalists wishes to acknowledge this Land through which we walk. For thousands of years, the Land has been shared by the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, and the Anishinaabe. Toronto is situated on the Land within the Toronto Purchase, Treaty 13, the traditional and treaty Lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is also part of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum, a covenant agreement between Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Wendat peoples and allied nations to peaceably share the land and all its resources. Today, the Land is home to peoples of numerous nations. We are all grateful to have the opportunity to continue to care for and share the beauty of this Land.