LEAF Tree Tenders Training
Saturday, September 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, September 18, 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, September 20, 6 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $50; or $70 with Citizen Arborist manual (recommended).
Learn more about tree planting, care and maintenance. Each class provides basic arboriculture training, both indoor and out. Includes interactive activities and a group tree planting. Presented by LEAF (Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests) in co-operation with TBG.
For more information and to register: www.yourleaf.org | 416-413-9244
Bat Walk & Talk
Saturday, October 4, 5 to 7 p.m.
Public $32; Members $25
Join bat expert and enthusiast Dr. Brock Fenton to learn about these amazing nocturnal flying mammals and take a walk through the gardens to listen for bats with a bat detector (weather permitting). Discover why bats are a crucial component of the urban ecosystem and how we can support bats in the city. Bring all your Chiroptera questions.
[PG14F25] Dr. Brock Fenton
Experience Wilket Creek
Saturday, October 18, 10 a.m. to noon (Rain Date: Saturday, October 25)
Public $20; TBG and TFN Members $15
This interpretive walk led by Don Watershed Regeneration Council chair and Toronto Field Naturalists volunteer Peter Heinz, starts in the manicured gardens of TBG, meanders through a narrow ever-changing ravine, climbs the steep shore of an ancient lake and descends into the wide valley of the West Don River. Learn the story of the river as our looped journey (approximately 6.5 km) follows a small watercourse degraded by rapid urban development and climate change.
[PG14F26] Peter Heinz
Autumn Tree Tour: Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Saturday, October 25, 10 a.m. to noon
Public $30; Members $20
Explore the variety of unusual trees and shrubs thriving in the city’s famous 138-year-old Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Meet us at the Gate House (southwest entrance) and enjoy the brisk stroll stopping along to way to discover the unique horticultural components of the cemetery arboretum. Identify fruit-filled trees and rare species. Enjoy the colours of fall and discover how to add any of these varieties to your garden.
[PG14F27] Frank Kershaw