Toronto Urban Bird Survey

Queens University is conducting a Toronto Urban Bird survey and they are need of participants. We have agreed to help them spread the word to members. If you are interested in participating the details are available in the image below. 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

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

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.