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

 
 

TOURS, TALKS & WORKSHOPS

 

13,000 Years of High Park - Family Nature Walk Tuesday, August 22, 1:30 to 3:00 pm at the High Park Nature Centre. Come learn 13,000 years of history of High Park! From melting glaciers to modern day hikers, this walk will include Indigenous history and land use, the history of how High Park became a public park, and more recent history of restoration, especially the Black Oak Savannah. More details

 

Bat Superpowers: Mammals that Fly - Adult Speaker Series Wednesday, August 23, 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the High Park Nature Centre. Daily Planet co-host Dan Riskin will describe the biomechanic abilities of bats that can fly, flip, fall, avoid obstacles and more. Using images, video, sounds and stories from research, he will explain why bats seem like supernatural athletes. This talk will be followed by a guided Urban Bat Walk!  More details

 

Poisons, Spines and Blisters: Plants with a Dark Side - Adult Workshop Thursday, August 24, 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the High Park Nature Centre. Join Naturalist Richard Aaron for a workshop to learn about harmful plants found in the park and elsewhere in the GTA. Discuss various helpful folk and modern remedies. More details and register

 

Insects and Their Habitats - Walking Tour Sunday, September 3, 10:30 to 12 noon. Entomologist Taylor Leedahl uncovers the elusive insect residents of High Park. 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

WHAT'S THAT BUZZ?

On the hot days of summer the air is full of the sound of cicadas.READ MORE

 

MID-SUMMER FLOWERS

Many flowers are in bloom on the oak savannah.

Read TFN newsletter article.

More Savannah Wildflowers

 

PARK STORIES & ART PROJECT

 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

Invasive Species Removal and Boulevard Beds

Sunday, Aug. 27, 10:30am to 12:30pm

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

More stewardship program information and photos.

Follow us on      VOLUNTEER!

Plant Sale 2017 photos and volunteers

Special Stewards 20th Anniversary page

 
 

Natural Environment Committee

Next meeting: Wednesday, August 16, 6.45pm at the Howard Park Tennis Club. Read the January 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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