Toronto Field Naturalists  –  Enjoy and preserve nature with us!
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Tips for Summer Walks
  • Wide brimmed hat for sun protection.
  • Long pants to protect your legs from thistles, poison ivy & ticks.
  • Water, sun screen and insect repellent.
  • Hiking boots or running shoes.
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

Sat, Aug 2 • RIVERDALE FARM – Nature Arts

Mon, Aug 4 • CABBAGETOWN & THE CEMETERIES – Heritage

Wed, Aug 6 • HIGH PARK – Evening Ramble

Thurs, Aug 7 • GUILDWOOD PARK – Trees & Nature

Sat, Aug 9 • CEDARVALE & NORDHEIMER RAVINES – Nature Walk

Sun, Aug 10 at 1:30 pm • CENTRAL WATERFRONT PARKS – Nature Walk

Leader: Richard Partington. Meet at the Princes' Gates at the south end of Strachan Ave to wander through Coronation Park, Little Norway Park and the Music Garden. If there is time we will visit Douglas Coupland's canoe, north of the Gardiner.

Tues, Aug 12 at 6:30 pm • COTTONWOOD FLATS – Evening Ramble

Leader: Scott Laver. Meet at the entrance to the Lower Don Trail at the bottom of Beechwood Dr next to the Police Dog Station. Walk or drive down the hill from O'Connor Dr, under the DVP. Parking available on Beechwood. Bring binoculars, sturdy footwear and water. A 90-minute circular walk along relatively flat paved and granular trails with no challenging terrain. An interpretive nature walk of a previous industrial and snow dump site in the Don Valley. Discussion of current and future restoration efforts in the area and identification of interesting natural heritage features.

Thurs, Aug 14 at 2:00 pm • MORNINGSIDE PARK – Nature Walk

Leader: Orval White. Meet by the washrooms west of the first parking lot for a 2 to 3 hour loop walk. If the pedestrian bridge is closed use the second parking lot around the corner. Entrance to the park is on the west side of Morningside Ave south of Ellesmere Rd and north of Kingston Rd.

Sat, Aug 16 • LESLIE STREET SPIT – Birds

Sun, Aug 17 at 2:00 pm • SKY & WATER – Lost Rivers

Leaders: Helen Mills and friends. Meet on the southwest corner of Dufferin St and Castlefield Ave. Including the story of an astronomical conservatory on the drumlin at the height of land between the Don and Humber watersheds. A joint outing with Toronto Green Community.

Tues, Aug 19 • CEDARVALE RAVINE – Evening Ramble

Thurs, Aug 21 • TREES & ARCHITECTURE – Nature & Heritage

Sat, Aug 23 at 10:00 am • ALONG THE LAKESHORE – Nature Walk

Leader: Ed Freeman. Meet at Queen's Quay Terminal building at the foot of York St next to the York St Slip. Bring lunch and water. We will end at Humber Bay Park.

Sun, Aug 24 • LOWER HUMBER – Nature Walk

Tues, Aug 26 • MARITA PAYNE PARK – Birds & Butterflies

Sat, Aug 30 • SMALL'S CREEK – Nature Walk

Sun, Aug 31 • HIGH PARK – Tales of the Familiar – Story Telling

Other Walks