TFN Juniors in Winter investigate and remember

Hello TFN Juniors,

Wishing you a nature-filled holiday season together with your closest family! Please check out our final 2020 Slideshow where we investigate creatures that are still out and about on the cold, snowy days of winter. We also remember some great TFN Juniors’  winter nature excursions of the past three years.

Winter is a time when we can go deeper with our understanding of living things. We have time to figure out puzzling things and nail our identification.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology (the Allaboutbirds and ebird folks) has created an interactive slideshow for us to learn more about bird families.  What birds are close relatives? 

Those of us that were part of the TFN Nature classes spring and fall, did lots of drawing and nature journaling. On the seventh slide of this slideshow, we meet an amazing bird artist, Jane Kim, who did all the paintings and drawings for Cornell’s giant Wall of Birds. She has loved animals since she was your age!

Please play this inter-active game and begin to nail your bird songs! Remember the game we played on one of our very first gatherings–drawing your own sonograms? Watch the introductory video and then click on the link below to try Bird Song Hero!

Now, take the challenge and identify these bird songs!

Have a wonderful holiday season! We will continue to post monthly blogs in January, February and March. In April we will launch another 10-week zoom nature class. In-person events will resume whenever Covidly possible.

The Toronto Field Naturalists wish to acknowledge this land through which we walk. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississauga of the Credit River. Today it is still the home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to be on this land.