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

 
 

TOURS, TALKS & WORKSHOPS

Nature Journaling - Family Nature Walk Sat. Nov 17, 2018 - 1:30 to 3:00 pm. Make a simple journal and use your senses to observe and record nature using sketches, poetry, lists and rubbings. No experience necessary! Meet at the High Park Nature Centre. More details

 

Art of the Park - Sunday Walk Sunday, November 18, 10.30 am to 12.00 noon.

A trek around the many sculpture sites in the park with art teacher Grace Petrucci.Free. Meet at the square of benches south of Grenadier Restaurant. More Info

 

More Sunday walks

More Family Walks, Talks and Workshops

 

Losing Life on Earth - how can we stop the loss of wildlife? Wed. Nov 14 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:15pm. Dr. Pete Ewins, WWF Canada Lead Specialist in Species Conservation, will focus on what exactly WE must do NOW to reverse the decline of wildlife, starting in our own Toronto neighbourhoods. Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia Avenue Presented by Green 13 - please RSVP

 

NEWS & SIGHTINGS

TREE REMOVALS

As part of the ongoing restoration program, some invasive and non-compatible trees will removed in the next few weeks to prepare for a spring prescribed burn and to make space for native tree and shrub plantings. Tree Removal Notice

 

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

 

PHRAGMITES TREATMENT

Phragmites australis has invaded Grenadier Pond. Starting this fall Toronto Region Conservation will begin a multi-year removal strategy, with support from Urban Forestry.

READ MORE and MAP

 

MOTHS IN LATE FALL?

The Fall Cankerworm moth (Alsophila pometaria) is busily mating in the last warm days of late fall. 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

 

VOLUNTEER

High Park Stewards

Buckthorn Busting #3 and Pot-Luck Lunch

Sunday, November 25, 2018, 10:30am to 12:30pm

Meet us in front of the Grenadier Restaurant, rain or shine

More stewardship program information and photos.

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2017 photos and volunteers

 

RESOURCES

NATIVE PLANT GARDENING

High Park Stewards Plant Resources page

 

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

Garden Jane newsletter

 

See a list of gardening resources.

 

Natural Environment Committee

Natural Environment Committee - next meeting January 7, 2019 (to be confirmed).

Read the October 2018 issue of UPDATE with news about our recent activities.

PAST ISSUES OF UPDATE NEWSLETTER. 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.

 

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

Ontario Nature Protected Places Campaign READ MORE. On Nov 27 "Giving Tuesday", ON will receive matching funds up to $15K from OPG.

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

 

PLANNING UPDATES

A Natural Heritage Impact Study has been produced as part of the Bloor West Village Avenue Study. See also the Apartment Neighbourhood study

 

MORE ABOUT HIGH PARK

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

 

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