January Photo Spotlight
Painted Bunting by Martin Chen (Photo taken Christmas day 2014)
Nature Images Show
Sat, Jan 31, 2015, 1:30 - 4 pm
This popular event will be taking place again at the S. Walter Stewart Library auditorium, 170 Memorial Park Ave. Light refreshments will be served. Free Admission.
TFN photographers! Show us what you have discovered! Inspire others with your images of the City's landscapes and biodiversity! Highlight the amount of life there is in the city! You may bring up to 20 digital photos to show. Please bring images on a USB stick if possible.
Nature Arts members will be showing their work on tables during the coffee break. Come see the diversity of talents that our members possess!
TFN volunteers! Please let us know if you would like to help with this event. We welcome donations of goodies for the refreshment table as well as setup and cleanup. Set-up will begin at 1 pm.
Contact the office if you would like to volunteer.
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
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.
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
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