Junior Naturalists outing on Aug 5, 2018

Upcoming Junior Naturalists Program

Children aged 6-14 are invited to join the TFN Juniors program. Every child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Events are monthly, usually on the second Saturday from 10am-12pm. We move around the city to enjoy the wildlife and discover new ravines and parks we may not have  explored before. Our program for Read More

Toronto Islands

Junior Naturalists Event – Shadowland Theatre

All kids ages 6-14 are invited to Join us for a workshop with Shadowland Theater Company on Toronto island for tomorrow April 15th 10am-12pm. We will be dressing up in fantastic bird costumes, exploring the life cycles of some of native birds, and exploring how it feels to be a bird. A great way to kick off Read More

Staghorn Sumac in Winter

Junior Naturalists Event: Discover the Winter Birds and Owls of Downsview

Learn about the habitat restoration  that has allowed Birds of Prey to flourish there. Come explore the Winter birds and Owls of Downsview park with the program Co-ordinator from the Discovery Center, Jonathan D. This will take on Satuday, February 11th at 2:30 PM. Please note that this program is running in the afternoon, as this Read More

long-tailed duck, winter ducks, lake ontario, toronto

Junior Naturalists – Winter Ducks event

The open waters of Lake Ontario and the Toronto shoreline  are a ‘vacation destination’ for many of our Boreal and Arctic nesting waterfowl. We get to see ducks in winter that aren’t here at other times of the year! Come join us at Colonel Sam Smith Park from 10:00 am till 12:00 pm on Saturday, Read More

Notes From Junior Naturalists Event On March 7th

Thanks to everyone who made it out to our Humber Arboretum adventure. A special thanks to Nick who introduced us to Étienne Brûlé and described his life among the Huron Peoples. How cool to stand on the banks of the Humber River — the very spot Étienne and the Huron would have passed by in Read More

Big brown bat off to rescue in a colourful box

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 Read More

Rabbit prints in snow

Notes From Junior Naturalists Event On Jan 18th

Thanks to everyone who braved swirling snow, and a choppy ferry crossing to join us, yesterday, for a wonderful winter nature adventure at Ward’s Island. A special thanks to Jenny and Bob, island residents and excellent botanist and birder, who guided our hike. Our arctic-nesting and over-wintering ducks were staying close to shore to take advantage Read More

Winter Duck in Humber Bay Park East

Notes From Junior Naturalists Event On Dec 14th

Very reluctantly, the leaders of the TFN Juniors program cancelled the TFN Juniors Birding outing to Humber Bay park, yesterday,  December 14th. The persistent rainfall made our planned activities including the birding itself impossible. Although disappointing, we hope this didn’t inconvenience any of you too greatly. The good news is that the Arctic nesting ducks will still Read More

Doris McCarty Trail in Gates Gully in Fall

Notes From Junior Naturalists Event On Nov 9th

Thanks to everyone who joined us for a lovely outing to the Doris McCarthy Trail. Vannessa brought her Dad’s wonderful fossils, collected from all over Ontario. A special thanks to Geologist Ed Freeman, who explained that these creatures once lived in a shallow tropical sea that covered Ontario when it was at the equator! Some Read More

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.