Upcoming Junior Naturalists Program

Children aged 6-14 are invited to join the TFN Juniors program. Every child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Events are monthly, usually on the second Saturday from 10am-12pm. We move around the city to enjoy the wildlife and discover new ravines and parks we may not have  explored before.

Our program for 2023 offers many exciting opportunities:

  • June 11th 2:00pm: Beewalk with Sarah McKell, lead botanist at Wildlife Preservation.  Kids will safely capture and release bees. This event is part of a PollinateTO grant project to install a pollinator garden at 905 Coxwell. The Girl Guides of East York and the TFN Jrs are both invited to stay to join in the planting of the garden before or after this event.
  • August 5th 1:00pm TFN Jrs has been invited to lead a Butterfly and Bee walk as part of the ‘Beyond Concrete’ summer program at the Bentway Studio 55 Fort York Blvd. Please join us as we search out Pollinator Gardens and other sources of pollen, nectar and larval host plants between the Gardiner Expy and Lake Ontario.

Returning to our regular programming for the Fall. We will meet at 10am the second Saturday of each month at a different location:

Here is the list for the Fall:

Sept 9th: Dragonflies and Butterflies at Bluffers’ Park Pond 

October 14th: Spiders on the Meadoway. Lynn Shortt will be joining us

Nov 11th: Mosses and Fungi at Lambton Woods

Dec 2nd: Making baskets and mats with Dried Cattail leaves with Lynn Short at the Church of the Resurrection

To join these events,  please email Anne Purvis at juniortfn@torontofieldnaturalists.org. You will be asked to fill out a registration form. Before each event you will receive an invitation email with location details.

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.