TFN Juniors Learning about Wetlands

Hello Junior Naturalists!

This week’s theme is wetlands! Wetland habitats include swamps, marshes and bogs. These places are very important to humans and wildlife, even in big cities like Toronto. Wetlands help clean our water, protect us from floods and storms, and are great places to go hiking and bird watching!

Here are some photos of wetlands that Vanessa and Keirin sent in! Can you identify any of the animals pictured?

We have a special wetlands edition of this week’s word search. Click on the download link and try to find all the words. Send us your finished product to share!


The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority works very hard to protect our wetlands. Check out their website for more information, and take a look at this interesting Facebook Live video they made about restoring wetlands!


Please send in some nature photos, drawings and observations this week. Try to get out to one of Toronto’s wetlands and let us know what you find!

Have a great week! 🙂

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.