TFN Juniors Spring 2021 Nature Class #4

Thanks to everyone who contributed photos, and artwork or joined us at our fourth Nature class of Spring 2021. We shared in each others’ sightings of early spring migrants–the Killdeer, a White-throated sparrow and a Hermit Thrush. We also saw Great Blue Herons out at Kortright, sitting on their nests, and switching off with their mate for the incubation. A strange sight were ants somehow making use of a Giant Puffball. We were thrilled to see pictures of Amara picking up garbage and putting up signs asking people to re-cycle.

The second part of our program today was Sandra Iskandar guiding us through some introductory nature journaling activities. We did quick sketches of beautiful Pussy Willow catkins from different angles. Sandra explained that this is a good skill for drawing in the field. You can also add notes and observations. Please see Sandra’s slideshow below to finish your sketches or to start a nature journal page from scratch.

Please send in your spring sightings this week and join us in dramatizing the life of a fawn!!

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.