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 - 2015

Wed, June 3 • ROUGE CAMPGROUND – Birds

Thurs, June 4 • CHERRY BEACH & BEYOND – Evening Ramble

Sat, June 6 • SCAVENGER HUNT FOR FLOWERS – Nature Arts

Sun, June 7 • HUMBER MARSHES – Nature Walk

Tues, June 9 • BURKE BROOK – Evening Ramble

Thurs, June 11 • ST GEORGE STREET – Trees & Architecture II

Sat, June 13 • WINDFIELDS PARK – Nature walk

Sun, June 14 at 1:30 pm • WEST DEANE & HEATHERCREST PARKS – Nature and History in Remnant Rural Setting

Leaders: Brian Yawney & Michael Bielecki. Meet at West Deane Park parking lot on the west side of Martin Grove Rd just north of Rathburn Rd. Bus 48 from Royal York subway station stops there. Allow 1 hr from Yonge St. By car: Hwy 427 to Rathburn Rd east, then Martin Grove Rd north; or Hwy 401, exit at Martin Grove south to the bottom of the hill after the third light south of Eglinton Ave. By bicycle, use routes 18W & 7N or 22W & 7S. Allow 2–3 hrs for a generally flat, loop walk with some dirt track. A washroom is available at the parking lot. Bring water.

Wed, June 17 • PORT UNION WATERFRONT TRAIL – Nature Walk

Thurs, June 18 • TOMLIN'S CREEK – Evening Ramble

Sat, June 20 • TAYLOR MASSEY CREEK – Nature Walk

Sun, June 21 at 2 pm • DALLINGTON POLLINATOR GARDEN, LOST SOMER CREEK, EAST DON RIVER – Lost Rivers

Leaders: Helen Mills, Wendy Colman and friends. Meet at Shaughnessy Blvd and Leith Hill Rd, near Don Mills Rd and Sheppard Ave E. A joint outing with Toronto Green Community.

Tues, June 23 • COLONEL SAMUEL SMITH PARK – Nature Walk

Wed, June 24 at 6:30 pm • CEDARVALE RAVINE – Evening Ramble

Leader: Alex Wellington. Meet at the northeast corner of Bathurst St and St Clair Ave W to enter the ravine at Tichester Rd, ending at Eglinton Ave W near Marlee Ave.

Sat, June 27 • GLENDON RAVINE – Nature Walk

Sun, June 28 • CROTHERS WOODS – Nature Walk

Tues, June 30 • THREE NORTH YORK VALLEYS – Nature Walk

Other Walks