Welcome to High Park, one of Toronto's most significant natural areas!
TOURS, TALKS & WORKSHOPS
Grenadier Pond Ecology and Climate Change - Sunday Walk Sunday, March 17, 10:30 am to 12 noon. Christine Tu-Parker will discuss the impact of global warming for Grenadier Pond. Free. Meet at the square of benches south of Grenadier Restaurant. More Info
Time Traveling in High Park - Family Nature Walk Saturday, March 23, 1:30 to 3:00 pm at the High Park Nature Centre. High Park has gone through massive changes over the past 500 years. Learn about the incredible species that used to exist, and creatures that have replaced them. More info
Special Earth Hour Event - Family Nature Walk Saturday, March 30, 7:30 to 9:30 pm at the High Park Nature Centre. Join us for a lights out event that begins with candle dipping and lantern making. The lanterns will light our way as we hike and learn about the impact of climate change on the park's animals and plants. Our walk ends with a campfire and s'mores. Fee: $20. Children under 3 are free. More info
NEWS & SIGHTINGS
ENJOYING THE WINTER SUN
In the days before artificial refrigeration, Torontonians harvested ice from local natural sources—including Grenadier Pond! READ MORE (Torontoist article by David Wencer)
More about High Park in Winter
Phragmites australis has invaded Grenadier Pond. Starting fall 2018 Toronto Region Conservation has begun a multi-year removal strategy, with support from Urban Forestry.
MORE ABOUT HIGH PARK
Toronto Biodiversity Strategy
The Biodiversity Strategy supports other City initiatives such as the Toronto Ravine Strategy and Pollinator Strategy. Draft Strategy, booklets, legislation
High Park Stewards
March 24 Native Plants: Site Examples of a Marsh Restoration and an Ecological Swimming Pool
Speaker: Janice Keil
10:30am to 12:30pm. Howard Park Tennis Club. 430 Parkside Dr.
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NATIVE PLANT GARDENING
In the Zone A resource for native plant gardeners
See a list of gardening resources.
Natural Environment Committee
Natural Environment Committee - next meeting TBD.
Read the October 2018 issue of UPDATE with news about our recent activities.
Ontario Endangered Species Act
Please sign the SOS: SAVE ONTARIO SPECIES Ontario Nature petition to stop changes to the Ontario Endangered Species Act that will remove protections to recover Ontario’s most vulnerable plants and animals.
Other actions to take to protect nature
Join us and many nature protection and citizen groups and thousands of Ontarians making efforts to stop the obliteration of years of struggle to establish and bring into force essential environmental protection laws in Ontario. See ProtectNatureTO for additional information.
You can help protect High Park
OTHER GROUPS' EVENTS
ROM Discount for Nature Lovers
Save 20% off ROM admission. Buy your tickets at ROM to Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Use the promo code WILDLIFE18 until Mar. 31, 2019. Enter the ROM Wildlife Photographer Contest by Feb. 15, 2019. Contest details here.