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Come get your hands dirty helping nature! March 28, 2023 - Come and help TFN protect & restore habitat at Cottonwood Flats by planting trees, casting seeds, pulling invasives, picking up litter and more! TFN’s second year as Team Leaders of the City of Toronto’s Community Stewardship Program (CSP) team at Cottonwood Flats is about to begin and we’re excited for you to participate! You do Read More

Lake Ontario New episodes of our Toronto Nature Now radio show March 22, 2023 - Please sure you check out the latest episodes of our Toronto Nature Now radio show. Episode 164 – Wildlife Gardening Julianne Labreche discusses wildlife gardens and provides listeners with advice on where to start, some ideas, what to do and more for their own wildlife gardens. Listen here. Episode 165 – Coronation Park Paul Overy Read More

Toronto Urban Bird Survey March 11, 2023 - Queens University is conducting a Toronto Urban Bird survey and they are need of participants. We have agreed to help them spread the word to members. If you are interested in participating the details are available in the image below. Read More

Snow on evergreen Winter Wildlife,  History and Ecological Restoration in the Lower Don Parklands – Junior Naturalists. March 5, 2023 - The TFN Juniors will gather at the foot of Beechwood Drive on March 18th at 10am for a two hour exploration of the Lower Don Parklands. We will experiment with some storytelling and learn the actual story of the industrial history and recent restoration efforts in this area. Please bring binoculars–cool birds hang out in Read More

Wildlife Disturbance & Ethics in Nature March 1, 2023 - On the most recent episode of our Toronto Nature Now show on CJRU 1280AM, the show’s host Kyana Alvarez welcomed our president, Zunaid Khan. We discuss how our behaviour can impact wildlife in our green spaces and how to behave ethically while enjoying nature. You can listen to the episode on Soundcloud. To learn more Read More

Staghorn Sumac in Winter Junior Naturalists Event: Discover the Winter Birds and Owls of Downsview February 2, 2023 - Learn about the habitat restoration  that has allowed Birds of Prey to flourish there. Come explore the Winter birds and Owls of Downsview park with the program Co-ordinator from the Discovery Center, Jonathan D. This will take on Satuday, February 11th at 2:30 PM. Please note that this program is running in the afternoon, as this Read More

Wildlife Disturbance: Why Now and Why Does It Matter? December 11, 2022 - Wildlife sightings and photographs can evoke a sense of wonder and delight, educate, and lead to a life-long love of nature and commitment to conservation. However, more and more we are encountering wildlife disturbance when visiting local parks, and we are hearing similar experiences from others. Just as more littering occurs in an area that Read More

long-tailed duck, winter ducks, lake ontario, toronto Junior Naturalists – Winter Ducks event November 25, 2022 - The open waters of Lake Ontario and the Toronto shoreline  are a ‘vacation destination’ for many of our Boreal and Arctic nesting waterfowl. We get to see ducks in winter that aren’t here at other times of the year! Come join us at Colonel Sam Smith Park from 10:00 am till 12:00 pm on Saturday, Read More

TFN Juniors Explore ‘Colour in Plants’ Nov 12th November 14, 2022 - The TFN Juniors met on one of our first really cool days this fall, Saturday Nov 12th to explore the theme of colours in plants.  Using natural dyes from Goldenrod, Buckthorn berries, Walnut husks, Raspberries and Spinach, the Juniors prepared cotton, mordanted T-shirts for the dye bath. We were amazed at everyone’s creativity. Some people Read More

Magwood Park wetland Fight for Nature – Fight Bill 23 November 9, 2022 - Long-standing safeguards for natural heritage in southern Ontario, and especially the Greenbelt, are about to be swept away by Bill 23, an omnibus bill being rushed through by Doug Ford’s government at Queen’s Park. Introduced on October 25, Bill 23 is devastating in its scope and disregard for the environment, and has already passed second Read More

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