Strickland/ TFN Junior Naturalists – Week 10

Wow, what an amazing 10 weeks of nature adventures together. We really enjoyed all the sharing of photos and drawings, and all the chatting and learning. I discovered so many things about mammals, birds, insects, plants that share our province with us. And I especially enjoyed meeting you!  I want to say a big ‘thanks’ to our artist, Sandra, and also to my husband, Jim, who helped out tremendously to solve all our technical glitches. 

Although our Zoom sessions are over for now, your TFN leaders–Monica, Vanessa, and Anne–will continue to make a weekly blogpost with your photos, drawings, poems, stories, or whatever you want to share with us. Sandra, our artist, is planning to post her drawing instructional videos. These will be available in the near future as one quick link from the TFN Juniors portal.  

Our weekly Blogpost will also contain a new challenge for the week for you! This week, we are challenging you to find dragonflies in the city. For East Enders, I would suggest Taylor Creek Park, or Tommy Thompson Park. If you are outside the city, then anywhere with water–pond, creek etc. is the best place. The larval stage of dragonflies is aquatic, so the place to find them is near water. To identify which dragonfly you have found, I recommend you get used to checking Ken Sproule’s photos at this site www.toronto-wildlife.com. It is nicely laid out, and Ken has photographed so many creatures in the Toronto area. It is fun to study this website, just to see more detail.

Have fun in nature, and be sure to send us your all your submissions before Tuesday at noon!  Our blogpost will go out Tuesday night and be available for you to read Wednesday.

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.