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Toronto Field Naturalists Walk with Friends of Silverview Park

Toronto Field Naturalists Walk with Friends of Silverview Park

By on Nov 6, 2014 in Ravines | 0 comments

On October 26 2014, Friends of Silverview Park in ward 24 hosted the last series of the Toronto Field Naturalist walk of the year for the Parks 44 Program. The Parks 44 Program aims to create a local park friends group in every ward in Toronto. The turnout for the walk was phenomenal despite the chilly weather! Young adults, families, seniors, kids and dogs attended...

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Massey Creek walk with the Toronto Field Naturalists

Massey Creek walk with the Toronto Field Naturalists

By on Nov 6, 2014 in Blog, Ravines, TD Park Builders | 0 comments

On September 21, 2014, Miles Hearn from the Toronto Field Naturalist led a walk at the 1021 Birchmount Road community. He led the group to a hidden park in a very commercial business area. We were walking along the Gatineau Hydro Corridors and underneath the path was the Taylor Massey Creek. As we were walking away from the 1021 Birchmount Road, we identified over...

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Adopt-A-Park-Tree Launch in Earl Bales Park

Adopt-A-Park-Tree Launch in Earl Bales Park

By on Sep 25, 2014 in Adopt-A-Park-Tree, Catalyst Parks, Ravines | 0 comments

On June 15, 2014, in partnership with LEAF (Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests), Filipino Canadian Adventist Church, Action for Neighbourhood Change, Scouts Canada, Friends of Earl Bales Park, and Park People launched an Adopt-A-Park-Tree program in Earl Bales Park at Bathurst and Sheppard. The Adopt-A-Park-Tree program is a program where volunteers...

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Walking Taylor Creek Park with the Toronto Field Naturalists

Walking Taylor Creek Park with the Toronto Field Naturalists

By on Aug 21, 2014 in Blog, Ravines | 0 comments

On Saturday July 12, Dianne Dietrich from the Toronto Field Naturalist led a nature walk after the re-opening of the Halsey Bridge at Taylor Creek Park. 15 participants were in attendance as we strolled along the trail to Coxwell Ave. During the walk, we uncovered the chicory plant and its roots can be used as a coffee substitute. We also saw birdsfoot trefoil and...

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Toronto Field Naturalist Walk: History of Emmett Garden

Toronto Field Naturalist Walk: History of Emmett Garden

By on Aug 21, 2014 in Blog, Ravines, TD Park Builders | 0 comments

On Monday July 28, Madeleine McDowell from the Toronto Field Naturalist led a nature, historic and geography walk along Emmett Garden in Mount Dennis. 60 years ago, Eglinton Flats at the North West corner used to be a farm! Next year will be the 400th anniversary of when Étienne Brûlé traveled to Ontario. There will be a historical re-enactment in the area. At that...

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An Evergreen Hike with Sloane P.S.

An Evergreen Hike with Sloane P.S.

By on May 20, 2014 in Blog, Ravines | 0 comments

On May 20, 2014, Evergreen led a hike into Wigmore Ravine with 2 school classes from Sloane P.S. in Ward 34. 40 school children explored sections of the muddy, hilly Wigmore ravine where they learned the history and variety of trees, the Don Valley River and nature in the forest. The children absorbed the information effortlessly and lots of smiley faces were at the...

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