TFN Juniors encounter Winter Creatures

What a great winter with an extended cold period and lots of snow that stayed around! Great to see the TFN Juniors exploring Toronto’s green spaces and finding the cool creatures that live in our ravines. Please have a look at the video below, to share in their discoveries. Part way through the video there is a game where viewers are invited to identify animal tracks. If you find this challenging, check out the webinar on last month’s blog post.

At this time of the year, one of our common feeder birds, the lovely House Finch, leaves its winter flock and enters into long courtship rituals to establish almost permanent mating bonds. Check out the video below to see what these look like, and then keep an eye out for them.

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Keep watching for old nests, tree buds, early migrants, and winter ducks. Look forward to connecting with you on next month’s nature blog, and at the first Zoom nature class on April 7!

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.