TFN Juniors Fall Nature Club – November Skies

Hi Junior Naturalists!

It was great to see you all at the Nature Class yesterday. Thanks for helping us create another amazing slide show by sharing your nature adventures. For the first time, we paid attention to skies — clouds, birds, butterflies, and falling leaves. And there was cool stuff going on, on the ground as well!

Several of us attended previous fall TFN Juniors events at Rosetta McClain Gardens, where we witnessed and tagged Monarch Butterflies gathering for the fall migration to Mexico. Here is a short video of Terry Wittam, who explains the connection between Rosetta McClain Gardens and the butterfly sanctuaries in Mexico:

In our slide show today we saw pictures of Mexican youth greeting the arrival of the Monarchs, earlier than usual this year. If you would like to learn more about Monarchs or follow their spring or fall migration, check out the Journey North website.

Look forward to seeing you all next week, Wednesday at 4:30pm. We have a special visitor from the Metro Zoo, who will introduce us to some cool species that live in the Great Lakes, and share some ideas of how we can look after them.

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.