An idea that has been discussed among some members recently is locating a bird feeding station next to the spruce grove near the skating trail. If birds were to become habituated to feeding there, there might be the exciting possibility of park visitors being able to hand feed birds like chickadees and nuthatches, as is the practice in some other Toronto parks (High Park, Lambton Woods, Humber Arboretum etc.).
If this were to happen, there would have to be a dedicated group of people willing to take this on to provide vital continuity around feeding and cleaning, especially during the winter. FOSS has some funding to support the installation of a feeder but seed supply is a problem. If you have any experience or expertise in this area or are willing to be part of a team taking this on, please let us know by using the contact form on this page. Please forward this to anyone you know who might be interested.