Conclusion of Spring Nature Classes … and a look ahead

Hello Junior Naturalists,

It is a month since the final spring nature class took place on June 9th. What a wonderful romp through Toronto nature guided by excellent folks with expertise on Bird language, Amphibians, Nature Photography, Nature Art, Dragonflies–the list goes on! And what a contribution you all made with photos and art.  Please have a look at our final slideshow. What a different cast of characters from even two weeks before!!  Its even more different now…

We are looking forward to the Fall of 2021 when we hope to return to in-person get-togethers, on Saturday mornings 10am-12pm. Please set aside the following dates:

  • Sept 18th
  • October 16th
  • November 13th
  • December 4th

We will kick off the season with a Treasure Hunt at the Resurrection PollinateTO Garden at 1100 Woodbine Ave. There promise to be lots of Asters, Goldenrods, bees and butterflies. Maybe some hands-on gardening opportunities!!??  

Please check out this American Lady Butterfly seeking to lay her eggs on the Pearly Everlasting:

or the picture at the top of this blog post, of a Brown-belted Bumblebee enjoying the Bergamoth.

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.