We publicize information here on a few walks per month for non-members 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.
Wear appropriate footwear for walking on trails which may be muddy, steep or uneven. Please thoroughly clean your footwear before each outing to avoid spreading invasive seeds.
Thurs, Mar 30 at 10:00 am • HIGH PARK – Birds
Leader: Doug Paton. Meet at the park entrance at Bloor St W and High Park Ave for a circular walk. Bring binoculars. Morning only.
Sat, Apr 1 • ETOBICOKE CREEK, BURNHAMTHORPE TO EGLINTON – Nature & Heritage
Thurs, Apr 6 • HIGHLAND CREEK & DORIS McCARTHY GALLERY
Sat, Apr 8 at 10:00 am • TAYLOR CREEK & CULLEN BRYANT PARKS – Overwintering Pond Creatures, Trees & Shrubs
Leader: Anne Purvis. Meet at the west side of Victoria Park Ave at the entrance to Taylor Creek just opposite Donside Dr for a linear walk, mainly flat on mostly unpaved surfaces with some stairs. We will walk down to the pond at the northeast corner of Taylor Creek Park and look for pond creatures that have overwintered there. Then we will hike along the paved trail to the True Davidson seniors' home at the east end of the hydro corridor and then west to the steps up to Cullen Bryant Park, looking at trees and shrubs. Walk will end at Cullen Bryant Park. Bring good boots and binoculars. Morning only.
Wed, Apr 12 • COLONEL SAMUEL SMITH PARK – Birds
Sat, Apr 15 at 10:00 am • THE LOWER DON VALLEY – Nature Walk
Leader: Margaret McRae. Meet at the northeast corner of Beechwood Dr and O'Connor Dr for a circular walk in the Don Valley. Walk may include Sun Valley, Crothers Woods, Cottonwood Flats and Beechwood Wetlands. No washrooms. Morning only. Walking conditions include hills, winding dirt paths and paved paths.
Sun, Apr 16 • SPRING FROLIC IN TAYLOR CREEK RAVINE – Lost Rivers
Thurs, Apr 20 at 10:00 am • THE BOARDWALK – Early Spring Nature Ramble
Leader: Joanne Doucette. Meet at the southeast corner of Queen St E and Woodbine Ave. Bring binoculars. Morning only.
Sat, Apr 22 • BLUFFERS PARK – Birds, Insects & Plants
Sun, Apr 23 • MOUNT PLEASANT CEMETERY TO EVERGREEN BRICK WORKS – Mystery Walk
Wed, Apr 26 at 10:00 am • ALONG THE SHORE OF LAKE ONTARIO – Nature & Heritage
Leader: Ed Freeman. Meet at Beaty Blvd Parkette, 1575 King St W at Roncesvalles Ave for a 2-hour linear walk on mostly paved surfaces, mainly flat with gentle slopes. History and activity along the lakeshore, some wildlife sightings before we end at the Terminal Building on Queens Quay W. Bring lunch and binoculars.
Sat, Apr 29 • G. ROSS LORD PARK – Nature Walk
Sun, Apr 30 • MOORE PARK RAVINE – Literary Nature Walk