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

 
 

TOURS, TALKS & WORKSHOPS

Seeing Toronto’s Oak Savannah Through History- Sunday Walk Sunday, June 3, 10.30am to 12.00 noon. Led by Toronto Field Naturalists' Joanne Doucette. Free. Meet at the square of benches south of Grenadier Restaurant. More Info

 

Know Your Nature - Family Nature Walk Saturday, June 9, 1:30 to 3:00 pm, meet at the High Park Nature Centre. See High Park through the eyes of young naturalists. More details

 

More Sunday walks

More Family Walks, Talks and Workshops

 

NEWS & SIGHTINGS

Moth Caterpillar Treatment

The City will be treating for Fall Cankerworm this spring in a small section of High Park. Treatment will consist of hand spraying from the ground, a pesticide called Foray 48-B and will take place (weather dependent) between May 14 and June 8, in 2 rounds approximately 7 days apart. See map. (Red dots are spray sites.) More about this and other HP moths

 

SPRING BEES

Cellophane bees are one of the first insects you can see in the dry open areas of the oak savannah. READ MORE

 

SIGNS OF SPRING

Bird migration is in full swing! More about birds and High Park in Spring.

 

DEVELOPMENTS NEAR HIGH PARK

A Natural Heritage Impact Study has been produced as part of the Bloor West Village Avenue Study.

For more information on developments near High Park read this Update on Development Proposals and High Park

 

MORE ABOUT HIGH PARK

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

 

VOLUNTEER

High Park Stewards

Garlic Mustard Removal and Boulevard Beds Fencing and Planting

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 10:30am to 12:30pm

Meet us in front of the Grenadier Restaurant

More stewardship program information and photos.

Follow us on      VOLUNTEER!

2017 photos and volunteers

 

RESOURCES

NATIVE PLANT GARDENING

High Park Stewards Native Plant Sale and 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.

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.

 

Natural Environment Committee

Read the March 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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