TFN Juniors Fall Nature Club – Oak Savanna

Hello Junior Naturalists!

Thanks to everyone who joined us today at the TFN Juniors Class, and also to those who contributed pictures for our slideshow. Please enjoy our nature art, and learn about the Black Oak Savanna of High Park, Toronto.

To learn more about the species that you might see at High Park, have a look at their own website (you can click on the picture below to open the site of High Park Nature).

Some of us will be participating in the planting of native shrubs this weekend at Church of the Resurrection in East York, which received a PollinateTO grant from the City of Toronto to convert part of its gardens to be pollinator friendly. Please watch the video below by Prof. Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home, as he explains the crucial role of native plants in supporting local ecosystems.

Look forward to seeing you all next week. Please bring acorns, a bowl of water, your nature journal, and a nutcracker if you have one.

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.