Toronto Field Naturalists  –  Enjoy and preserve nature with us!
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Tips for Winter Walks
  • Layered clothing is a must for winter hiking.
  • Make sure your head and hands are warm.
  • Wear warm non-slip boots and consider using Icers.
  • Stick together with the group.
  • A thermos with a hot drink is a good idea!
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

Tues, Dec 2 • ASHBRIDGE'S BAY – Winter Birds & Nature

Sat, Dec 6 • PATH WALK – Nature Arts

Tues, Dec 9 at 10:00 am • HUMBER BAY PARK EAST – Birds

Leader: Doug Paton. Meet at the southwest corner of Lake Shore Blvd W and Park Lawn Rd. Bring binoculars. Morning only.

Sat, Dec 13 • LESLIE STREET SPIT – Birds & Plants

Tues, Dec 16 at 1:00 pm • WOODBINE PARK – Weeds in Winter

Leader: Joanne Doucette. Meet at the southeast corner of Coxwell Ave and Eastern Ave for a 3-hr circular walk. Bring binoculars.

Sat, Dec 20 at 1:30 pm • SCARBOROUGH HISTORICAL WALK – Nature & Heritage

Leader: Orval White. Meet in front of the Birkdale Community Centre, near the parking lot, 1299 Ellesmere Rd, south side of Ellesmere, west of Brimley for a 2.5-hrs loop walk of Birkdale Park, Thompson Memorial Park and a visit to the Scarborough Historical Museum. (Museum requests voluntary donation.)

Sun, Dec 21 • A WINTER WALK FOR FOOD & WATER – Lost Rivers

Tues, Dec 23 • SHERWOOD PARK – Nature Walk

Leader: John Bacher. Meet at the park entrance at the east end of Sherwood Ave for a walk through the forest. Morning only.

Sat, Dec 27 at 1:00 pm • DUNLAP OBSERVATORY PROPERTY – Nature Walk

Leader: John Bacher. Meet at the northeast corner of Weldrick St and Yonge St in Richmond Hill for a 3-hr perimeter walk around the property. Take Viva blue bus from Finch subway station by 12:30 pm.

Tues, Dec 30 • UPPER NEWTONBROOK CREEK – Nature Walk

Other Walks