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The Toronto Field Naturalists have been promoting a love of nature in Toronto since 1923. Learn more about us, what we're doing and how you can volunteer.
November Photo Spotlight
Trees
Yellow by Wendy Rothwell
TFN Grant Program
Grant disseminations are completed for the 2014-2015 year. Information about this year's and previous grants can be found here.
Protecting Wildlife
Canadian Wildlife Federation is offering a cool pdf from their magazine on 26 Things You Can Do To Protect Wildlife. Check it out.
Dog-strangling Vine Control
Ontario Nature is pleased to announce the release of their new dog-strangling vine (DSV) control video, created with the generous assistance of Toronto Botanical Garden (TBG). Matt Jenkins, a summer intern at Ontario Nature, conceived of and produced this video after learning about DSV at TBG and then noticing its dominance in many ravines and parks. You can find the video here.
TFN Endorse NoJetsTO
The Toronto Field Naturalists, a charitable organization of people who love and want to protect our natural environment, endorse the mission of NoJetsTO because of our concern with the impact of the expansion on wildlife that lives and breeds along the waterfront. Read the full statement here.
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Christmas Bird Count
The 115th Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count will take place Dec 14, 2013 to January 5, 2014. The longest running Citizen Science survey in the world, Christmas Bird Count provides critical data on population trends. Tens of thousands of participants know that it is also a lot of fun. Data from the over 2,300 circles are entered after the count and become available to query under the Data & Research link. For more information and to find a count near you visit www.christmasbirdcount.org.
Milkweed No Longer Noxious
There is some good news for the monarch butterfly. Common milkweed has been removed from Ontario's Schedule of Noxious Weeds. Milkweed provides an important habitat and a larval food source for the monarch butterfly, which is experiencing an alarming decline in numbers.
Protect Lost Bay
Ontario Nature urgently needs to raise $250,000 to protect the final segment of Lost Bay. You can help protect rich wetland and rugged, ancient forest - and the wild species that live there. Without our swift action, this land is at risk of development that would fragment, and destroy, this incredibly diverse ecological gem. More information here.
Lost Bay