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

Thurs, Apr 2 at 10:00 am • WYCHWOOD PARK – Nature Walk

Leader: Doug Paton. Meet at the small park across from St Clair West subway station on south side of St Clair Ave W. Walk will end at Tollkeeper's Cottage, Davenport Rd and Bathurst St.



Thurs, Apr 9 • FOOL'S PARADISE

Sat, Apr 11 • CHINE DRIVE RAVINE – Birds & Plants

Thurs, Apr 16 • ST GEORGE STREET – Trees & Architecture

Sat, Apr 18 • GERMAN MILLS CREEK – Nature Walk

Sun, Apr 19 at 2:00 pm • ASHBRIDGE'S BAY: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE – Lost Rivers

Leaders: John Wilson and Bob Kortright. Meet at the south end of Coxwell Ave at Lake Shore Blvd E. Get a leg up on Earth Week with a spring walk through Ashbridge's Bay Park to find what has become of the lost marsh that once dominated Toronto's eastern waterfront. We'll look for returning wildlife, particularly early signs of spring. We'll look at future plans for the bay and for urban water treatment nearby, and discuss their implications for our blue-green future. A joint outing with the Toronto Green Community.

Tues, Apr 21 at 10:00 am • ASHBRIDGES BAY – Nature & Birds

Leader: Doug Paton. Meet in front of the Beaches Library, south side of Queen St E (west of Lee Ave). Bring binoculars. Circular walk. Morning only.

Sat, Apr 25 at 10:00 am • TAYLOR MASSEY CREEK – Nature Walk

Leader: Margaret McRae. Meet outside Victoria Park subway station for a circle walk to look for signs of spring. Bring lunch if you wish.

Sun, Apr 26 at 1:00 pm • E.T. SETON PARK – Shoreline Cleanup

Leader: Lynn Miller. Meet at the south end of the circular parking lot in the park. If you need a ride down the hill, e-mail and wait at the top of the hill at the park road near 75 Thorncliffe Park Dr. There will be a sign at the pickup point and a table at the parking lot.

Tues, Apr 28 • UPPER HUMBER RIVER CIRCUIT – Heritage Walk

Other Walks