Toronto Field Naturalists  –  Enjoy and preserve nature with us!
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Tips for Autumn Walks
  • Waterproof jacket in case it rains.
  • Long pants to protect your legs and keep you warm.
  • Hiking boots with good traction in case of mud.
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


Thurs, Nov 6 • WALK THE BELTLINE – Heritage

Sat, Nov 8 • MORNINGSIDE PARK – Nature Walk

Thurs, Nov 13 at 10:00 am • COLONEL SAMUEL SMITH PARK – Birds

Leader: Doug Paton. Meet at the southwest corner of Lake Shore Blvd W and Kipling Ave. Bring binoculars. Morning only. Map

Sat, Nov 15 • ROSEDALE VALLEY TO BRICK WORKS – History & Nature

Sun, Nov 16 at 2:00 pm • DEER PARK: OLD OAKS, OTHER TREES & LOCAL HISTORY – Lost Rivers

Leader: Janet Langdon. Meet at the southeast corner of Avoca Ave and St Clair Ave E (one block east of St Clair subway station). Celebrate the fine trees in the Deer Park neighbourhood and hear some natural and built history along the way. A joint outing with the Toronto Green Community. Map

Tues, Nov 18 at 1:00 pm • BIRDING ON THE BOARDWALK – Nature Walk

Leader: Joanne Doucette. Meet outside the Beaches library, 2161 Queen St E (#501 streetcar to Lee Ave). Walk will end at Ashbridges Bay. Map

Sat, Nov 22 • LESLIE STREET SPIT – Nature Walk & Waterfowl

Wed, Nov 26 at 1:30 pm • PROSPECT CEMETERY – Nature & Built Heritage

Leader: Pleasance Crawford. Meet at the cemetery's main entrance, 1450 St Clair Ave W, opposite the north end of Lansdowne Ave (#512 St Clair W streetcar or any #47 Lansdowne bus). A circular walk. Bring binoculars. Map

Sat, Nov 29 • TREES & ARCHITECTURE – Nature Walk

Other Walks