The Toronto Junior Field Naturalist Club

1960s

The Toronto Junior Field Naturalist Club

Era: 

  • 1933 - 1968
  • Lake trout against black background

    Sans coffin, here is a lake trout specimen

I was a member of the TJFNC through the '60s. Our meetings took place in the theatre and spread out from there to the unexplored back rooms that contained the really good stuff. I was in the herpetology and ichthyology group so we saw a lot of specimens in formaldehyde, but nothing was more impressive than the gigantic Lake Trout which was close to two metres in length and occupied a container the size of a coffin. Every spring we went on a field trip. This club was of immense importance to me and is why I am still a Museum member forty odd years later.

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