TFN Juniors Spring 2021 Nature Class #6

Happy for everyone who was able to join us for the 6th TFN Juniors Nature Class yesterday. Please find below a slideshow of photos of amazing things going on in nature right now. Wonderful to celebrate the songbird migration with Marina’s photos, and we loved how our class members were able to pinpoint differences between the warblers. You came up with creative names for them!  We also enjoyed learning about the ‘Pneumostome’–you’ll have a listen to find out what that is!

A couple of us have helped with garbage pick-up in our neighbourhoods. We spent time in the class discussing creative ways to re-use plastic items, how to dispose of them and how we we can get along without plastic containers altogether. People had created art and pencil holders and planters out of plastic containers. I shared how our family uses items with no packaging, like bar shampoo. We also re-fill containers at the Bulk Barn, and we make our own yogourt and mayonnaise to avoid plastic containers. Please check out this wonderful video which explains why garbage in the environment is so damaging to wildlife.

Also check out Waste Wizard from the City of Toronto. There is a wonderful series of very short videos that explain why recycling is still important and how to do it properly.

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.