TFN Juniors in Early Winter–abandoned nests, crayfish and first Snowflakes !

Thanks to everyone who joined our ten week nature class this fall and contributed photos, drawings and your presence at our weekly get-together. See some final contributions in this week’s slideshow and learn about the science of snow.

Learning to draw and developing the skills for nature journaling has been a big part of our time together. Sandra has contributed the following slideshows. The shapes that she has picked out in the Mink, the Mink face, the Red-breasted Merganser and Long-tailed Duck allow us to section the page and draw with more proportion and accuracy. Check out the slideshows below.

Our Fall Nature class is over as of this week. However, watch for blogposts once a month. We will resume in-person hikes as soon as Covid permits, and would like to launch another 10-week Zoom Nature Class in Spring 2021.

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.