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

Wed, July 2 • EASTERN BEACHES – Evening Ramble

Thurs, July 3 • LAKE ONTARIO SHORELINE, EAST POINT & GREY ABBEY PARKS – Nature Walk

Sat, July 5 • DRAWING WATERFOWL FROM LIFE – Nature Arts

Sun, July 6 • ROUGE PARK – Nature Walk

Tues, July 8 • EASTERN WATERFRONT TO CORKTOWN COMMON – Evening Ramble

Thurs, July 10 • NORDHEIMER RAVINE – Heritage Walk

Sat, July 12 at 2:00 pm • DAVID DUNLOP OBSERVATORY – Nature Walk

Leader: John Bacher. Meet at Yonge St and Weldrick Rd in Richmond Hill. Take Richmond Hill Viva blue bus from Finch subway station before 1:30 pm. Bring water and binoculars. Approximately half of the 150-acre David Dunlap Forest in Richmond Hill remains threatened by urban development, the worst threat to forests in the greater Toronto region. The Richmond Hill Naturalists are still struggling to rescue it from the bulldozer. Come to witness this important ecosystem in the Don River headwaters.

Sun, July 13 • CHESTER SPRINGS MARSH & RIVERDALE FARM – Nature Walk

Tues, July 15 • MORNINGSIDE PARK – Birds & Butterflies

Wed, July 16 • PROSPECT CEMETERY & NEIGHBOURHOOD – Evening Ramble

Sat, July 19 • BEECHWOOD TO FORKS OF THE DON – Nature Walk

Sun, July 20 at 2:00 pm • SMALL'S CREEK – Lost Rivers

Leaders: Helen Mills, John Wilson and Friends of Small's Creek Ravines. Meet at the southwest corner of East Lynn Ave and Danforth Ave, two blocks west of Woodbine Ave. A joint outing with Toronto Green Community.

Tues, July 22 at 10:00 am • LAMBTON PARK & HUMBER – Nature & Heritage

Leader: Madeleine McDowell. Meet at Lambton House, 4066 Old Dundas St for a circular trip ending with tea at Lambton House. #55 Warren Park bus leaves Jane subway station at 9:45 am and stops at the door.

Thurs, July 24 • ST JOHN'S NORWAY CEMETERY – Evening Ramble

Sat, July 26 • DON VALLEY BRICKWORKS – Pollinators

Sun, July 27 • TAYLOR CREEK PARK – Nature Walk

Wed, July 30 at 6:45 pm • PORTLANDS – Weeds & Evening Ramble

Leader: Joanne Doucette. Meet at the TTC stop (bus 72C but check with TTC) on the southeast corner of Cherry St and Commissioners St. Route is flat but much broken pavement, so wear appropriate footwear. Bring water. Walk ends at Queen St E and Carlaw Ave about 8:45 pm.

Thurs, July 31 • JIM BAILLIE NATURE RESERVE – Nature Walk

Other Walks