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.

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 people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to be on this land.