On Saturday, February 1, TFN Members descended on the S. Walter Stewart Library for our annual Nature Images Show, a wonderful afternoon full of amazing work, good friends, and tasty snacks. The images on display were as varied as the members who presented them: snap shots of weird finds, scenes from citizen science, highlights from TFN walks, art installations, and so much more.
Special thanks to Margaret McRae & Lynn Miller for organizing the event, to all of the volunteers who helped with set-up and tear-down, to everyone who brought food and, of course, to all of the artists and naturalists who participated!
The March issue of our newsletter will contain some select shots for those of you who were unable to join us. Unfortunately, space restrictions will only allow for a small sampling of the wonderful images and art on display. So, for your wider enjoyment and appreciation, some additional shots are provided below – click the picture to enlarge and see the whole thing!
A heavy carpenter bee swings on a spike of blue vervain
A northern cardinal trying to wipe fragments of snail shell from its beak
Cape May warbler, Pelee
Northern waterthrush, Pelee
Six petal trillium, Port Hope, May 2019
Ontario ladyslipper orchid near Whitby, June 2018
Tulip tree flower
13 monarch eggs on one milkweed leaf
Nature of the River – Etching on linen, upholstered on period appropriate chairs
Nature of the River – Original Artist’s Book + Etched copper plate
Red Bellied Woodpecker
Moose Sticking its Tongue Out
Cardinal fledgling begging for food at Toronto Botanical Gardens
Beaver feeding on bark at Arrowhead Park (part of a family of three)
Bees like this male leafcutter bee were frequent visitors to the swamp milkweed in my garden
The softer green colour and texture of newly emerged American beech leaves are a favourite spring sight at Centennial park
Cicada emerging from its skin, Mount Pleasant Cemetery (August 2019)
Common Grackle, High Park (June 2019)
Newly moulted cecropia moth
Male scape moth nectaring
Flower of the Canadian Wild Ginger, ‘Asarum canadense’
Flower of Field Chickweed, ‘Cerastium arvense’
Chicory (Cichorium intybus), an introduced plant that blooms from June to October, High Park
Wild blue Lupine (Lupinus perennis), a valued native plant, blooming in late May or early June, that is being successfully restored to High Park
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