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

 
 

TOURS, TALKS & WORKSHOPS

Moth Night - Family Nature Walk Tuesday, July 24, 8.15-10.00+ pm. Meet at the square of benches across from the Grenadier Restaurant. High Park is lucky to be home to many incredible moths! Join us to find out more about these special creatures and see as many varieties as we can! Bring a flashlight. More details

 

Insects and Their Habitats - Sunday Walk Sunday, August 5, 10.30am to 12.00 noon. Entomologist Taylor Leedahl uncovers the elusive insect residents of High Park. Free. Meet at the square of benches south of Grenadier Restaurant. More Info

 

More Sunday walks

More Family Walks, Talks and Workshops

 

NEWS & SIGHTINGS

POND LIFE

In mid-summer visit High Park's ponds to see wildlife, including dragonflies, turtles and birds such as this Caspian Tern.

Learn more about Common Waterbirds and download checklists of the common wetland bird species. See also Dragonflies & Damselflies, Fish and Turtles.

 

WHAT'S IN BLOOM?

Black-eyed Susans are a magnet for bees and other insects. See more Wildflowers of Toronto's High Park, organized by name and colour. Website by Wendy Rothwell.

 

DSV CONTROL

Forestry has started their annual management of Dog-Strangling Vine. Treatment in priority areas will continue until the end of August. Read more

 

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

 

VOLUNTEER

High Park Stewards

Invasive Species Removal (aka Weeding)

Sunday, August 12, 2018, 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!

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

 

See a list of gardening resources.

 

Natural Environment Committee

The Natural Environment Committee celebrated its 25th anniversary this June!

Read the May 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

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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