New Episodes of Toronto Nature Now

Please check out the latest episodes of our Toronto Nature Now radio show in partnership with CJRU:

Episode 166: Spring Ephemeral Plants

Jonathan explains what (spring) epheremal plants are, some examples, how they come to be and some little (sometimes blue) friends who help reproduce them.

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Episode 167: Wildlife at Ontario Place

Francesca Bouaoun shares details of the not-so-secret life of the wildlife at Ontario Place. She explains how listeners can get involved with protecting the park and its nature from land privatization.

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Episode 168: Land Stewardship, to Conserve and Protect

David describes the important role of land stewardship, where it stemmed from, the training process, and what the role entails.

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Episode 169: TFN’s Advocacy Voice Over The Past 100 Years

Ellen Schwartzel takes listeners down memory lane through the Toronto Field Naturalists’ (TFN’s) 100 years of advocacy.

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Episode 170: GMO Crops Innovations – To Be Or Not To Be?

Javad explains the difference between GM and non-GM crop varieties, GM varieties’ effects on health and the environment and explores whether humans should be concerned about using them.

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Episode 171: RAINscapeTO

Jose and Michele explain what a rain garden is and what goes into creating one. They also talk about what makes RAINscape TO special and unique from other contractors.

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Episode 172: Ghost Kitchens and Food Justice

Vanessa explains the difference between ghost/dark kitchens and commissary, community or rental kitchens, including concerns around the former and benefits of the latter for the catering/hospitality industry and the communities they serve.

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Episode 173: World Turtle Day

Rachelle explains the importance of World Turtle Day, gives some insight to Ontario’s own turtles and what they’re up to, and tells listeners what they can do to help protect them.

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Episode 174: The TRCA Youth Council and Climate Activism

Vamika talks about the TRCA Youth Council, their experiences and opportunities and her own role and experiences as an executive member. She also talks about her and the youth council’s role in climate activism and why she thinks more youth should get involved.

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The Toronto Field Naturalists wish to acknowledge this land through which we walk. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississauga of the Credit River. Today it is still the home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to be on this land.