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Celebrate Ravine Days September 28, 2021 - Celebrate Ravine Days, October 2-11, with ten days of events to enjoy! Check out The Oculus Exhibit in South Humber Park, catch story time with best-selling children’s author Pamela Hickman, take a ravine ride in Thorncliffe, learn about Neighbourwoods with Dr. Danijela Puric-Mladenovic and so much more. View the Full Calendar of Events On October Read More A shot in the dark September 20, 2021 - Toronto photographer Andrew Budziak sets a photographic trap to catch urban wildlife in action – and his efforts pay off with one really outstanding image. Our favourite part, however, is what happens between 3:32-3:45 ; ) Read More TFN Juniors In-Person/Zoom Fall 2021 Saturday Mornings 10am-12pm September 9, 2021 - Hello Friends of the TFN Juniors, Super-excited to be able to meet in person again to explore and enjoy nature together, Fall 2021! We will gather as in pre-pandemic times, monthly, on a Saturday morning 10am-12pm for interactive activities, games and sharing at various places around Toronto. Please join us (kids ages 6-14, accompanied by Read More Upcoming TNS Information Sessions September 2, 2021 - Hot on the heels of Bob Kortright’s write up in the September issue of our newsletter (pg. 20), our friend’s at Toronto Nature Stewards have recently announced upcoming information sessions for people interested in becoming Lead Stewards! Two identical sessions will be held: a morning session on September 14th and an evening session on September Read More 40 Days Done August 10, 2021 - by Jason Ramsay-Brown TFN hit a major milestone today: all of our newsletter back issues are finally available online! Frequent visitors to our site will have watched this unfold in real time over the last few weeks with our 40 Years in 40 Days initiative. For those who missed it, from July 2 to August Read More Dealing with invasives at the Flats August 7, 2021 - Yesterday morning, TFN stewards converged on Cottonwood Flats to help reduce the spread of invasive tansy! Special thanks to the City of Toronto’s Natural Environment and Community Programs (Urban Forestry) for inviting & hosting us, providing tools & expertise, and hauling away the dozens of kilos of tansy flowers we clipped! Such a wonderful opportunity Read More Slide Collection Update (and Sneak Peak!) August 2, 2021 - As many of you know, thanks to a very generous donation from one of our Members, over the summer TFN has been busy overseeing the digitization of our 12000+ 35mm Slide Collection! The first half of the scans were picked up on June 29th and we’ve been busily sorting through the results since then, preparing Read More High Park Movement Survey July 17, 2021 - The City wants to hear about your experiences getting to, from and around High Park. Results will help fuel the upcoming High Park Movement Strategy. While most of the survey is about transportation, roads, and trails, there are opportunities to let the City know that many of us visit High Park to enjoy nature, and Read More Come to a Workshop about the future of the Toronto Islands! July 10, 2021 - The City is inviting us to a workshop on the future of the Toronto Islands; Wednesday, July 21st, 6:00 pm. As friends of nature, let’s take this chance to speak up for nature at the Toronto Islands. Every voice matters, so please register for the workshop here. City staff are developing a long-term Master Plan Read More 40 Years in 40 Days July 2, 2021 - The first issue of our newsletter rolled off the press September, 1938, a modest two page affair celebrating a Member’s discovery of a yellow rail’s nest in Holland Marsh (a Canadian first!), voicing concern over invasive goatsbeard, and offering up a recipe for Chickadee Pudding (no, not pudding made of chickadee). While restrictions during the Read More
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