Notes From Junior Naturalists Event on Feb 8th

Thanks to everyone for joining us at Toronto Wildlife Centre yesterday and for bringing many practical gifts to help out with the work of the Centre. Victoria Badham, the Centre’s Outreach co-ordinator, gave a wonderful presentation, and we got to ask Sarah, one of the rescue team questions. We learned so much from the Centre’s slide show about what the Centre does to rescue, rehabilitate and release wild animals. We saw x-rays from some animal surgeries and learned how creative the surgeons sometimes have to be. They used a paper clip as a splint to help a bird with a broken leg! We got to meet Clover the groundhog, and Hot Dog the snapping turtle. Vicky also led a very fun game outdoors where we learned about the habitats our wild animals are in need of.

Very exciting to see how much our TFN Juniors love wild animals and are engaged for their well-being. You had so many questions and answers for Victoria. You also understood so well all the things we can do prevent harm to wild animals: don’t use disposable cups with lids, wash any food off disposable lids so wildlife won’t be attracted to it, cut any plastic rings you put in the garbage, don’t leave any fishing tackle in the water, don’t feed wildlife, bird-proof your windows … wow !!

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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.