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

Sat, May 9 • EAST DON PARKLANDS – Spring Wildflower Forest Walk

Sun, May 10 at 1:30 pm • AGGIE'S WILDFLOWER WALK – Nature Walk: Humber Heritage Committee

Leader: Madeleine McDowell. Meet at Lambton House, 4066 Old Dundas St. Rediscover the world of Agnes Dunbar Moodie Fitzgibbon, daughter of Susanna Moodie and illustrator of Canadian Wildflowers (published in 1867). All of Aggie's specimens were from the Baby Point and Humber Valley area. Many of these flowers still survive in the Magwood Sanctuary. Approx 2 hrs ending at Lambton House for tea and a talk about Agnes.

Tues, May 12 at 10:00 am • THE BELTLINE – Nature Walk

Leader: John Bacher. Meet at Davisville subway station for a circular walk. Morning only.

Wed, May 13 • TORONTO WATERFRONT & GARDENS – Evening Ramble

Sat, May 16 • LOWER DON WATERSHED – Spring Ramble

Sun, May 17 • GARRISON CREEK & SPRING CREEK INTERFLUVE – Lost Rivers

Mon, May 18 • LESLIE STREET SPIT – Birds, Insects & Plants

Thurs, May 21 • ASHBRIDGE'S BAY – Birds

Sat, May 23 • WILKET CREEK AND SUNNYBROOK PARK – Nature Walk

Sun, May 24 at 1:30 pm • TODMORDEN MILLS WILDFLOWER PRESERVE – Nature Walk

Leaders: Vivienne Denton and Paula Davies. Meet at the entrance to the Wildflower Preserve at Todmorden Mills, 67 Pottery Rd. Come early to tour the historic buildings at Doors Open Toronto. We will look for signs of spring wildlife.

Tues, May 26 • GOLDIE FELDMAN NATURE RESERVE – Nature Walk

Wed, May 27 • WYCHWOOD PARK – Evening Ramble

Sat, May 30 • CROTHERS WOODS – Nature Walk

Sun, May 31 at 1:30 pm • HIGH PARK – Trees

Leader: Bohdan Kowalyk. Meet at the park entrance at Bloor St W and High Park Ave for a circular walk. The wild lupins should be in bloom.
Other Walks