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 - 2015

Wed, Feb 25 • MORNINGSIDE PARK – Nature Walk

Sat, Feb 28 • ASHBRIDGES BAY – Birds

Wed, Mar 4 at 10:00 am • COLONEL SAMUEL SMITH PARK – Birds & Plants

Leader: Miles Hearn. Meet at the southwest corner of Kipling Ave and Lake Shore Blvd W for a circular walk. Morning only.

Sat, Mar 7 • S WALTER STEWART LIBRARY – Nature Arts

Wed, Mar 11 • ASHBRIDGE'S BAY – Birds

Sat, Mar 14 at 1:00 pm • DISCOVER A MARSH IN WINTER – Nature Walk

Leader: Joanne Doucette. Meet outside the Rouge Hill GO Station. This walk is for beginners (and others) to explore the Rouge Marshes, the best remaining coastal wetlands in Toronto. Learn about ducks, geese and swans. The Waterfront Trail has been rebuilt and we will follow it from the GO station to the marshes and back (3 km circular walk). Family friendly. Bring your binoculars. See www.rougepark.com/explore/interest/rouge_beachphp for a map of the Rouge Marshes.

Sun, Mar 15 at 2:00 pm • UNEARTHING GARRISON CREEK: CREATING A BLUE-GREEN CITY – Lost Rivers

Leaders: Helen Mills and friends. Meet at the northwest corner of College St and Crawford St. This walk looks at the whys and wherefores of burying Garrison Creek 130 years ago, and at the ways and means used by today's champions of water in the city, who are bringing Garrison Creek back to life. We will visit Community Canoe Gardens, rain gardens and green laneways, all designed to keep our city waters clean and blue, and our city landscapes green and vibrant – the "Blue-Green" city. We will hear from the advocates of the Homegrown National Park, who are bringing the Blue-Green city to life. A joint outing with Toronto Green Community.

Thurs, Mar 19 • TORONTO ISLANDS – Birds

Sat, Mar 21 • LESLIE STREET SPIT – Birds & Trees

Tues, Mar 24 • ASHBRIDGE'S CREEK – Early Spring Ramble

Sat, Mar 28 • COLONEL SAMUEL SMITH PARK – Birds

Sun, Mar 29 • LOWER DON VALLEY – Nature Walk

Other Walks