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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 for anyone 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.
Upcoming Walks - 2015

Sat, Aug 29 • PINE HILLS CEMETERY – Trees

Sun, Aug 30 • YELLOW & MUD CREEKS – Nature Walk

Wed, Sept 2 • HIGH PARK – Nature Walk

Sat, Sept 5 • CROTHERS WOODS – Nature Walk

Sun, Sept 6 • UPPER WILKET CREEK – Nature Walk

Thurs, Sept 10 at 1:00 pm • ST JAMES CEMETERY – Heritage & Natural History

Leader: Joanne Doucette. Meet at the gates of St James Cemetery, 635 Parliament St, on the east side just north of Carleton St. A short walk from the Castle Frank subway station. We will explore this old Toronto cemetery, opened in 1844. Circular walk of about 2 km. Family-friendly but no dogs please. Bring your binoculars. The paths are wide, paved and easy with gentle slopes and no stairs.

Sat, Sept 12 • HIGH PARK: OAK SAVANNAH AS A THREATENED HABITAT – Nature Walk

Wed, Sept 16 at 9:45 am • TORONTO ISLAND – Nature Walk

Leader: Miles Hearn. Meet at the ferry docks south of Bay St and Queens Quay W. We will take the 10 am ferry to Hanlan's Point and return on the 12:45 ferry from Centre Island. Fare is $7.25 for adults and $4.75 for seniors. Arrive in time to buy your ticket and meet the group.

Sat, Sept 19 • HUMBER BOTANICAL GARDEN AND ARBORETUM – Nature Walk

Sun, Sept 20 at 2:00 pm • EDIBLE TREES, WEEDS & WILDFLOWERS OF CEDARVALE RAVINE & CASTLE FRANK BROOK – Lost Rivers

Leaders: Helen Mills, Susan Aaron, Susan Poizner, Michael Wheelerm (see www.lostrivers.ca/content/WalkSchd). Meet at Ben Nobleman Park, across the road from Eglinton West subway station. Walk along lost Castle Frank Brook, visit a community orchard and stroll among the flowers, birds and pollinators of Cedarvale Ravine. Leaders will share stories about the orchard and heritage cultivated plants and stewardship of the ravines. Walk will end at St Clair West subway station. A joint outing with Toronto Green Community.

Tues, Sept 22 • COLONEL DANFORTH PARK – Nature & Heritage

Sat, Sept 26 • EAST DON – Nature Walk

Sun, Sept 27 • MOORE PARK RAVINE & BRICKWORKS – Nature Walk

Wed, Sept 30 • QUEEN'S PARK AREA – Trees & Architecture

Other 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.

Guidelines for Participants
  • 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. Not all terrain is suitable for a stroller.
  • Stay on the paths. Do not pick or collect specimens.
  • Do not bring pets.
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