Lectures

Each year TFN offers its members eight free Zoom talks by noted experts, exploring everything from nature in the city to global environmental issues. Recent lectures have included Protecting and Recovering Butterflies at Risk in OntarioRestoring Cottonwood Flats in the Don Valley, and Piping Plovers Back in Ontario.

Talks are presented Sunday afternoons at 2:30 pm, from September to May with audience discussion time. Visitors are always welcome and no admission fee is charged. Members can also access Zoom links for upcoming talks on the “For Members” web page, where recordings of past lectures are also available.

Details for our next free lecture will be in posted soon

Upcoming Lectures

September 10, 2023 at 2:30 pm (in-person and Zoom)
Two speakers on Urban Ecology:
Asclepias in the Annex: How city life impacts the ecology and evolution of common milkweed with Sophie Breitbart; PhD Candidate, UofT and The White Clover Takeover: Fast Adaptation in an Invasive Plant with Lucas Albano; PhD Candidate, UofT

October 1st, 2023 at 2:30 pm (in-person and Zoom)
Old Growth Trees in Ontario with Michael Henry; forest ecologist and author

November 5, 2023 at 2:30 pm (format: TBD)
Opossums: Finding their Urban Niche with Dr. Suzanne MacDonald; Psychology professor, York U.

December 3, 2023 at 2:30 pm (Zoom only)
Arctic Foxes, Hares and Biodiversity with Dr. Dominique Berteaux; Canada Research Chair on Northern Biodiversity

February 4, 2024 at 2:30 pm (format: TBD)
Wetland Restoration in Toronto: 30 Years of Experience with Ralph Toninger: Associate Director, Restoration and Resource Management; TRCA