Fall 2021

How exciting for the TFN Juniors to be back together sharing our love of nature and joining in cool games and activities. This blog is a summary of our Fall events till November. You will find a few references scattered throughout. These are available at the Toronto Public Library and they will allow you to learn more and go deeper.

Sept 18th: Gathering at the Church of the Resurrection Pollinator Garden 

A treasure hunt for fruits and seeds . . . and what we found!

Here is a recommended resource for learning more about the amazing variety of fruits that plants produce and the seeds that are in them.

Later, we captured Common Eastern Bumblebees, a Virginia Carpenter Bee, a Leafcutter bee, a Wool Carder Bee. and a Sweat Bee. Check out Bumblebeewatch to learn more about Bee ID.

October 16th: At Morningside Park

During a lull in the rain:

Recognizing Fungi gills, teeth, pores, stalks, rings and cups.

We found all different types of mushrooms–jelly, sac, shelf, gilled . . .

And we made spore prints at home

November 13th: Wasps!! On Zoom with Sandra and Andrew

And your art…

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.