TFN Juniors Adventures with Nick at Awenda Park

Hi Junior Naturalists,

Thanks to everybody who contributed photos for this week’s slide show. Cool that we are continuing to see lots of fungi and insects as the fall progresses. Featured in this slide show is one of our TFN Juniors’ leaders, Nick Ypelaar. Nick spent the summer as a park interpreter at Awenda Park and did lots of conservation work. Please enjoy the stunning photos he shared!

If you enjoyed the nature arts that Nick did with folks visiting Awenda Park, consider participating in the Strickland / TFN Nature Club for 10 weeks this fall. We will share nature sightings, do crafts, experiments, and nature journalling.

In the video below, learn about the wonderful work of Ontario biologists to save a species at risk, the Blandings Turtle.

Have a great week and enjoy the nature all around you in gardens, parks and schoolyards.

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.