City Nature Challenge 2020

TFN is honoured to partner with the Royal Ontario Museum, TRCA, Toronto Zoo, Rouge Park and the Toronto Ornithological Club for City Nature Challenge, April 24-27! This initiative celebrates urban nature & biodiversity by engaging cities around the world in a friendly competition to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and enlist the most people in a single weekend. Over just days, hundreds of thousands of photographs of unique plants and animals will be submitted to iNaturalist, a digital flood of precious creatures great and small from every corner of the planet!

All TFN members are encouraged to participate – let’s do Toronto, and nature, proud! To help our members gear up, folks from the ROM’s Schad Gallery of Biodiversity will be delivering a short workshop & demonstration at the end of our April 5th lecture. Additional information on City Nature Challenge will be posted on this site shortly thereafter. In the meanwhile, here are a few links to whet your appetite!

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.