Nature Walk: Wetlands and Forests in Winter

Join UFORA’s Stephen Smith for a guided walk through Taylor Creek Park to see the restored wetlands, and learn how to identify diverse plant species during winter conditions. It’s one of several nature walks organized by the Toronto Field Naturalists this winter, each one led by an expert on natural ecosystems that often go unseen along the city’s vast ravine network. When: Saturday, January 6

Toronto’s 2nd Annual Ravine Symposium

At the 2nd Annual Ravine Symposium, hosted by the Toronto Botanical Garden on November 3, UFORA’s Stephen Smith spoke about the importance of controlling invasive plants, with particular focus on dog-strangling vine (DSV). These invasives don’t just out-compete and eliminate native species, Smith explained, they can dominate an area so comprehensively that forest regeneration no longer occurs. In some areas