Wildlife Disturbance: Why Now and Why Does It Matter?

Wildlife sightings and photographs can evoke a sense of wonder and delight, educate, and lead to a life-long love of nature and commitment to conservation. However, more and more we are encountering wildlife disturbance when visiting local parks, and we are hearing similar experiences from others. Just as more littering occurs in an area that 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

Magwood Park wetland

Fight for Nature – Fight Bill 23

Long-standing safeguards for natural heritage in southern Ontario, and especially the Greenbelt, are about to be swept away by Bill 23, an omnibus bill being rushed through by Doug Ford’s government at Queen’s Park. Introduced on October 25, Bill 23 is devastating in its scope and disregard for the environment, and has already passed second Read More

Walks update

Happy Summer! We are happy to announce that our walks program will become more like what it was pre-pandemic. Starting in July registration will no longer be required for our walks. Members will be able to bring guests again. We ask that each member bring only one guest on a walk. Our public walks will Read More

Signs of Spring photo challenge

We have established a photography group and it has been off to a great start with 23 members joining so far. If you have an interest in nature and photography, please join us by sending an email to photography@torontofieldnaturalists.org. Currently the group is meeting monthly via zoom with a plan to do in person outings 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 people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to be on this land.