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, Sept 4 • WILD URBAN PLANTS (weeds) Part 1 – Nature Walk

Sat, Sept 6 • WARD'S ISLAND – Nature Arts

Tues, Sept 9 at 10:00 am • THORNCLIFFE PARK – Wild Urban Plants (weeds) Part 2

Leader: Miles Hearn. Meet at the southeast corner of Eglinton Ave E and Brentcliffe Rd (just east of Laird Dr). We will explore the Thorncliffe Park industrial area looking at spontaneous plants growing with zero maintenance. We will finish at a TTC stop near East York Town Centre on Overlea Blvd. Morning only.

Sat, Sept 13 • WEST DEANE & HEATHERCREST PARKS – Nature & History

Sun, Sept 14 • WARD'S ISLAND - Nature Walk

Thurs, Sept 18 at 10:00 am • COLONEL SAMUEL SMITH PARK – Nature Walk

Leader: Kerry Adams. Meet at the bus stop opposite Tim Horton's at Humber College Lakeshore campus in the park (one stop prior to the turnaround for Kipling 44 bus). Morning only.

Sat, Sept 20 • E T SETON PARK & THE FORKS OF THE DON – Nature Walk

Sun, Sept 21 at 11:00 am • READING THE DON – LOST RIVER'S 4th BLOCKBUSTER POETRY WALK

Leaders: poets Maureen Scott Harris, Maureen Hynes, Anita Lahey, Nick Power and Dilys Leman. A walk along the Lower Don as the poet leaders read its history, what it has become and what lies in store for it. Meet at entrance to Riverdale Park at St Matthews Clubhouse, south end of Riverdale Pk, west side of Broadview Ave, across from Langley Ave, 3 blocks north of Gerrard St. A joint outing with Toronto Green Community.

Thurs, Sept 25 • EDWARDS GARDENS & WILKET CREEK – Birds & Insects

Sat, Sept 27 • EAST DON PARKLANDS – Fall Wildflowers & Salmon

Sun, Sept 28 at 1:00 pm • TAYLOR CREEK PARK – Nature Walk

Leader: Dianne Dietrich. Meet outside Victoria Park subway station for a circular walk. We'll go west following the creek to approximately Coxwell area and return using the hydro corridor. Suggest binoculars and footwear for muddy or uneven paths. Duration about 3 hours.

Wed, Oct 1 • GOLDIE FELDMAN RESERVE, HAPPY VALLEY FOREST – Nature Walk

Other Walks