Miles Hearn, Naturalist

Message from Miles’ Family

It is with great sadness that we announce that Miles Hearn, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, passed away peacefully on February 25, 2023, from cancer. His obituary can be found here.

Spring walk registration begins on Wednesday, March 1 at / discover the outdoors

Every Sunday a new post comes out in Friends of Miles

Every Wednesday a new post comes out in Articles and Photo Essays

“Miles Hearn, a Toronto-based naturalist who could hear — and identify — the peep of a baby bird at the bottom of a coal mine, was particularly helpful.”The Toronto Star


Drawing by Han Peng

If you are interested in learning to identify Trees and Shrubs in winter, click on Winter Buds where you will find photos of over 120 species.

On Sundays there will be articles or photos by guests in Friends of Miles.

I am a Toronto-based naturalist with many years of experience in Canada, the United States, and Antarctica. I lead over 150 nature walks a year in and around Toronto. Read more about me here, or contact me here.

On this site, I post nature walk reports, as well as articles I have written (Wednesdays) and articles by others in a section called Friends of Miles (Sundays).