Toronto Field Naturalists  –  Enjoy and preserve nature with us!
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Tips for Winter Walks
  • Layered clothing is a must for winter hiking.
  • Make sure your head and hands are warm.
  • Wear warm non-slip boots and consider using Icers.
  • Stick together with the group.
  • A thermos with a hot drink is a good idea!
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, Jan 24 • ALLAN GARDENS – Botany of Tropical Plants

Tues, Jan 27 • LOWER NEWTONBROOK CREEK – Nature Walk

Tues, Feb 3 at 9:45 am • TORONTO ISLANDS – Birds

Leader: Doug Paton. Meet at the ferry docks at the foot of Bay St in time for the 10:00 am ferry to Wards Island. Bring lunch, binoculars, water and money for ferry.

Sat, Feb 7 • DISTILLERY DISTRICT – Nature Arts

Sat, Feb 7 • JIM BAILLIE NATURE RESERVE – Snowshoeing

Wed, Feb 11 • COLONEL DANFORTH PARK – Nature Walk

Sat, Feb 14 • UPPER LAVENDER CREEK – Nature Walk

Sun, Feb 15 at 2:00 pm • MID-WINTER WALK IN RIVERDALE: HOWARD/HOLLY/MILL BROOK – Lost Rivers Walk

Leaders: John Wilson and Joanne Doucette (author of Pigs, Flowers and Bricks: A History of Leslieville to 1920) invite you to share neighbourhood scenes and stories. Meet at Queen St E and Pape Ave. From Leslieville to Playter Estates, we'll tour the first major lost creek east of the Don. Long buried, this stream with several names once scored the landscape, creating the contours of Withrow Park. And it inflected our narratives of the East End from brick works and needle trades to coffee shops and dog parks. End at Carrot Common near Chester subway station. Joint walk with the Toronto Green Community.

Tues, Feb 17 • FLORA & FAUNA IN SCULPTURE & ARCHITECTURE – Nature in the City

Sat, Feb 21 at 10:00 am • HUMBER BAY PARK EAST – Birds

Leader: Anne Powell. Meet at the southwest corner of Park Lawn Rd and Lake Shore Blvd W for a circular walk. Morning only, flat terrain. Please dress warmly and wear footwear and cleats for icy conditions. Bring binoculars.

Wed, Feb 25 • MORNINGSIDE PARK – Nature Walk

Sat, Feb 28 • ASHBRIDGES BAY – Birds

Other Walks