Come and explore the Humber Arboretum with us. Discover the trees of the Carolinian forest — the deciduous forest of southern Ontario. It is a season to notice the remarkable bark, and unique buds and shapes of trees. It’s also maple sugaring season! Let’s learn how First Peoples related to this forest and how they made maple sugar. You might also meet a famous explorer, Étienne Brûlé!
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.