Slide Collection Update (and Sneak Peak!)

As many of you know, thanks to a very generous donation from one of our Members, over the summer TFN has been busy overseeing the digitization of our 12000+ 35mm Slide Collection! The first half of the scans were picked up on June 29th and we’ve been busily sorting through the results since then, preparing for upcoming initiatives in the fall & winter. While a more detailed update will be provided in our September newsletter, we thought we’d give you a little sneak peak just to whet your appetite!

“November Pyramid” by Bernard Schottlander. High Park, June, 1984 (Photo by Robin Powell)
The Recycling Council of Ontario’s Home Composting Demonstration Site, just outside the Sunnybrook Park Cabin where TFN hosted a nature centre for many years. October, 1989 (Photo by Betty Greenacre)
Wilket Creek, November, 1976 (Photo by Helen Juhola)
Tommy Thompson (yes, that Tommy Thompson) leads a TFN walk along the West Don, June, 1972. Attendees included Mayor William Dennison and wife. (Photo by Helen Hanson)
Burke Brook Ravine, Summer, 1982 (Photo by Mary Smith)
Rouge Valley, including the Toronto Zoo and Beare Road Landfill, April, 1987 (Photo by Lou Wise)
White-tailed Deer in Rouge Valley, May, 1997 (Robin Powell)
Purple Loosestrife in East Point Park, September, 1989 (Betty Greenacre)
Star-nosed mole in Col. Danforth Park, 1986 (Photographer unknown)
John ten Bruggenkate and Helen Baillie at dedication ceremony for TFN’s Jim Baillie Nature Reserve, May 14 1977 (Photo by Helen Hancock)

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 people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to be on this land.