From September to May, TFN hosts eight monthly talks & lectures by noted experts, exploring everything from nature in the city to global environmental issues. Recent lectures have included Dog-strangling Vine (Stuart Livingstone), Rethinking Beauty: Inspiring Gardeners in a Changing World (Paul Zammit), and Ethics in Wildlife Photography (Mark Peck).

Lectures are traditionally held in Emmanuel College or Northrop Frye Hall on the University of Toronto campus (Victoria College), just outside Museum TTC station, and are wheelchair accessible. Presently, all of our lectures are held via Zoom.

Free Lecture: The Unique Nature of Toronto IslandsDate: Nov 07, 2021 @ 14:30Meeting Location: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87340810626?pwd=blNjVDhrWUhPNDN0ei81VTZONlN6QT09 - Former nuclear engineer, economist, and financial systems analyst, Bob Kortright watched birds since childhood, and learned some ecology from nature trips and reading, but learned most of what he knows about Toronto’s nature after getting involved in TFN as a walk leader and member of the board about 15 years ago.  TFN’s Past-President (2010-2012) & Read More

Visitors are always welcome and no admission fee is charged. Social time from 2:00 pm. Lectures start at 2:30 pm.

Upcoming Lectures

December 5, 2021 at 2:30 pm
Piping Plovers in Ontario
Andrea Gress, Ontario Piping Plover Program Coordinator, Birds Canada/Oiseaux Canada

February 6, 2022 at 2:30 pm
Ontario’s Caribou
Dr. James Schaefer, Dept. of Biology, Trent University