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Welcome to High Park, one of Toronto's most significant natural areas!

 
 

TOURS, TALKS & WORKSHOPS

Christmas Bird Count for Kids - Special Event Saturday, Dec. 16, 8:00 – 9:30 am at the High Park Nature Centre. Free - suggested donation $2-$5 per person. Pre-registration recommended.

Decorate a Tree for the Birds - Special Event Saturday, Dec. 16 & Sunday, Dec. 17, 10:00 – 12:00 pm, 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the High Park Nature Centre. Help decorate an evergreen tree in High Park with handmade pine cone bird feeders and edible garlands for the birds. Hike through the woods. Fee/Suggested donation $10 (children under 3 free). More details

 

Holiday Hike - Walking Tour Sunday, Dec. 17, 10:30 to 12 noon. An informal stress-relieving holiday outing. A brisk but casual social walk ending with hot cider at Colborne Lodge. Meet at the benches, across the road from the south side of Grenadier Restaurant in the middle of High Park.

 

More Sunday walks

More Family Walks, Talks and Workshops

 

NEWS & SIGHTINGS

SWIMMING IN CIRCLES

Have you seen ducks swimming in circles on Grenadier Pond? They're Northern Shovellers feeding just below the surface with their spatulate bills. More about birds

 

MOTHS IN LATE FALL?

The Fall Cankerworm moth (Alsophila pometaria) is busily mating in the last warm days of November. Watch for the grey males flying in search of flightless females on tree trunks, also for the banding project underway this fall. More about moths

 

A MAST YEAR FOR OAKS

Every 4 years or so there is a bumper crop of acorns. This could be the year! Read more

 

HIGH PARK STORIES & ART PROJECT

 View the latest entries

 

MORE ABOUT HIGH PARK

Find out what makes High Park such an outstanding natural area. READ MORE and Facts & Figures

 

VOLUNTEER

High Park Stewards

Protecting Biodiversity in Ontario, the Environmental Commissioner’s Perspective

Sunday, Jan 28, 2018, 10:30am to 12:30pm

HPTC 430 Parkside Dr. M6R 2Z3

More stewardship program information and photos.

Follow us on      VOLUNTEER!

2017 photos and volunteers

 

Natural Environment Committee

Read the September 2017 issue of UPDATE with news from our recent activities.

PAST ISSUES. More details

 
 

You can help protect High Park

If you see any behaviour infractions, dead animals, safety hazards or other problems in the park, call 311 or email 311@toronto.ca. More key contacts and tips on how to use the park responsibly.

 
 

RESOURCES

NATIVE PLANT GARDENING

See a list of gardening resources.

Native Plant Sale.

Savannah Plants brochure (pdf 8.5x14) to take on your visit to our Restoration Sites (pdf).

In the Zone A resource for native plant gardeners

 

WHAT'S THAT FLOWER?

Wendy Rothwell has created a beautiful and informative website Wildflowers of Toronto's High Park. Wildflowers may be searched by botanical name and by colour.

 

RESEARCH ITEMS

View our list of research articles on tallgrass prairie, invasive species and other related items. Academic Research List (.pdf) and Research

 
 

OTHER GROUPS' EVENTS

There are many activities happening in Toronto that you may also be interested in attending. READ MORE. See also The Local Scoop

 
 

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