Founded in 1923, the Toronto Field Naturalists has long been an important resource for Toronto residents who have an interest in nature. TFN annually conducts about 140 guided nature walks, publishes eight Newsletters and offers eight illustrated lectures. TFN offers publications, including surveys of Toronto’s natural areas, and checklists for birds, other vertebrates, butterflies, other invertebrates, and plants in Toronto. TFN also owns and manages four nature reserves that total 450 acres; they are located in or adjacent to provincially significant wetlands north-east of Uxbridge.
TFN members work with agencies such as Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Waterfront Toronto, Toronto Parks, and Toronto Water, and sit on advisory bodies related to the protection and enhancement of nature in Toronto, including High Park Community Advisory Committee, Sherwood Park Advisory Committee, Friends of the Leslie Street Spit, and the Don Watershed Regeneration Council.
Visit the Toronto Field Naturalists website for more information.