Toronto Field Naturalists  –  Enjoy and preserve nature with us!
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Tips for Spring Walks
  • Hiking boots with good traction - there will be mud.
  • Waterproof jacket in case it rains.
  • Long pants to protect your legs and keep you warm.
  • Stay on the paths. Nature is quite vulnerable in the spring.
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

Thurs, Apr 3 at 10:00 am • COLONEL SAMUEL SMITH PARK – Nature Walk

Leader: Kerry Adams. Meet at the bus shelter in front of Father Redmond Catholic School on Col Samuel Smith Park Dr south of Lake Shore Blvd W at Kipling Ave. Bring binoculars for bird watching if you have them . Morning only.

Sat, Apr 5 • HIGH PARK ZOO – DRAWING ANIMALS – Nature Arts

Wed, Apr 9 • TAYLOR MASSEY CREEK – Identifying Birds by Song

Sat, Apr 12 at 10:00 am • YELLOW CREEK & MUD CREEK – Nature & History

Leader: Ed Freeman. Meet at St Clair subway station, St Clair entrance. Walk will end at Davisville subway station. We will learn about past landscapes and people, plus whatever nature has to show us in mid-April. Bring lunch, curiosity and proper footwear for the day.

Sun, Apr 13 • CROTHERS WOODS, PART 2 – Tree Identification

Tues, Apr 15 • ASHBRIDGE'S BAY – Birds

Thurs, Apr 17 • HAPPY VALLEY FOREST – Frogs, Toads & Salamanders

Sat, Apr 19 at 10:00 am • ROUGE PARK – Nature Walk

Leader: Orval White. Meet outside the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre, (RVCC, aka Pearse House), 1749 Meadowvale Rd. We'll do a 2-hour loop walk looking for migrating birds, wetlands creatures and early spring wildflowers.

Sun, Apr 20 at 2:00 pm • CORKTOWN COMMON – Lost Rivers

Leader: John Wilson and Friends of Corktown Common. Meet at the corner of Queen St E and River St to tour the award-winning Corktown Common Park - its naturalization, accessibility, flood protection, public art, ongoing maintenance plans and nearby Pan Am Athletes' Village construction. The plantings and wetlands should be just "springing" to life. A joint outing with the Toronto Green Community.

Tues, Apr 22 • TORONTO ISLANDS – Birds

Sat, Apr 26 • GERMAN MILLS CREEK – Nature Walk

Sun, Apr 27 • TAYLOR CREEK PARK – Spring Ephemerals, Ferns & Wildflowers

Wed, Apr 30 • LAMBTON WOODS & JAMES GARDENS – Nature Walk

Other Walks