Toronto Field Naturalists  –  Enjoy and preserve nature with us!
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Tips for Autumn Walks
  • Waterproof jacket in case it rains.
  • Long pants to protect your legs and keep you warm.
  • Hiking boots with good traction in case of mud.
Our Walks
Guests are welcome at our events.
Receiving full information about walks is a benefit of membership.
We publicize information on about 2 walks per month as a benefit to the general public who might want to join us. Groups should contact us in advance for permission to join a walk since since not all walks are suitable for larger groups.
You may reach us at 416-593-2656 or via email. We are staffed by volunteers so it may take a few days to receive a response. If you are enquiring about a weekend walk please contact us before noon on Friday.
Helpful Information
Make the most of your walk by using these resources:
Guidelines for Participants
TFN walks are conducted by unpaid volunteers. Guests are welcome on our walks but are asked to comply with our guidelines:
  • Read the Naturalists' Code of Ethics.
  • Outings go rain or shine. Check the weather to know what to wear.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. If you plan to bring a stroller, be aware that there may be steps or other unsuitable terrain.
  • Stay on the paths. Do not pick or collect specimens.
  • Please do not bring pets.
Resources for Leaders
Upcoming Walks - 2014

Sat, Sept 27 • EAST DON PARKLANDS – Fall Wildflowers & Salmon

Sun, Sept 28 at 1:00 pm • TAYLOR CREEK PARK – Nature Walk

Leader: Dianne Dietrich. Meet outside Victoria Park subway station for a circular walk. We'll go west following the creek to approximately Coxwell area and return using the hydro corridor. Suggest binoculars and footwear for muddy or uneven paths. Duration about 3 hours.

Wed, Oct 1 • GOLDIE FELDMAN RESERVE, HAPPY VALLEY FOREST – Nature Walk

Sat, Oct 4 • CEDAR RIDGE CREATIVE CENTRE – Nature Arts

Thurs, Oct 9 at 10:00 am • WILKET CREEK PARK – Nature Walk, Mushrooms & Other Fungi

Leader: Pat Burchill. Meet at the southwest corner of the parking lot for the Toronto Botanical Garden (Leslie St and Lawrence Ave E) for a morning only circular walk. There is a TTC bus stop on Leslie St at Lawrence Ave E.

Sat, Oct 11 • GUILD INN - Birds, Fungi, Plants, Insects

Sun, Oct 12 • WILKET CREEK, SUNNYBROOK & SERENA GUNDY PARKS – Nature Walk

Wed, Oct 15 at 10:00 am • HURRICANE HAZEL & THE HUMBER – Nature & Heritage

Leader: Madeleine McDowell. Meet at Old Mill subway station. Eventual destination Lambton House and tea. Visit the Humber and learn about Hazel's impact and legacy for Toronto. This walk takes place sixty years to the day after the remnant hurricane and flood. The salmon should be leaping. Bring lunch or snacks if you wish.

Sat, Oct 18 • HUMBER BAY PARK – Plants & Fungi

Sun, Oct 19 • DORIS MCCARTHY TRAIL, GATES GULLY, BELLAMY RAVINE – Lost Rivers

Tues, Oct 21 at 1 pm • OAK SAVANNAH PLANTS IN LATE FALL – Nature Walk

Leader: Joanne Doucette. Meet at the main entrance to High Park, Bloor St W and High Park Ave for a circular walk.

Thurs, Oct 23 • GATES GULLY – Nature Walk

Sat, Oct 25 at 10:00 am • ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY – Past Climates at the Don Valley Brick Works

Leader: Ed Freeman. Meet at the Welcome Centre at the Brickworks site for a circular walk. Morning only.

Tue, Oct 28 • YORK UNIVERSITY ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY

Other Walks