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


 

TOURS, TALKS & WORKSHOPS

 

Sand Prairie Plants - Sunday Walk Sunday, September 15, 10:30 am to 12 noon. Led by Terry Fahey. Free. Meet at the square of benches south of Grenadier Restaurant. More Info

 

Winged Migration - Family Nature Walk - Saturday, September 21, 1.30-3.00 pm. Meet at the High Park Nature Centre. Summer migrant birds are on the move again and Monarch butterflies are flying South for the Winter. More info

 

More Sunday walks

More Family Walks, Talks and Workshops

 

High Park Moth Study Group

Weekly evening sessions from May to October focused on documenting species diversity in High Park. New members welcome. Email group. More info

 

NEWS & SIGHTINGS

TREE REMOVALS

Urban Forestry is continuing forest management in High Park starting this fall to remove large invasive trees (e.g. Norway maples), as well as smaller invasive shrubs and tree saplings. Work will be done near Colborne Lodge to prepare for new stairs to be installed. Notice

 

PRAIRIE GRASSES

In late summer, look for the four key grasses of tallgrass prairie - big bluestem, little bluestem, Indian grass and panic grass. READ MORE.

 

PHRAGMITES TREATMENT

Phragmites australis has invaded Grenadier Pond. In fall 2018 Toronto Region Conservation began a multi-year removal strategy, with support from Urban Forestry.

READ MORE and MAP

 

MORE ABOUT HIGH PARK

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

 
 

Campaigns to Protect Nature

Ontario Nature Campaigns As Ontario’s leading conservation charity, Ontario Nature stands up for nature across the province. We are there when nature needs us most. Join us to help protect Ontario’s natural legacy. SAVE OUR SPECIES CAMPAIGN

 

Environmental Commissioner reports (Pre-2019)

Saxe Facts Ontario's former Environmental Commissioner's own website contains her reports as well as blogs and much information on the environment, energy and related topics.

 

VOLUNTEER

High Park Stewards

Sunday, Sept. 22, Seed Collecting

11 am to 2 pm.   

Meet in front of the Grenadier restaurant

more info and upcoming sessions.

Follow us on      VOLUNTEER!

2018 photos and volunteers

 

RESOURCES

NATIVE PLANT GARDENING

 

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 TBD.

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.

 

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

 

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

Green 13 Newsletter

 

RESEARCH ITEMS

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

 

Toronto Biodiversity Strategy

The Biodiversity Strategy supports other City initiatives such as the Toronto Ravine Strategy and Pollinator Strategy. Draft Strategy, booklets, legislation

 

ROM Discount for our Stewards

Save 20% off ROM admission. Buy your tickets at ROM Join our email list for the code. stewards@highparknature.org


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