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

Budding Willows Stephanie Gellman
 

TOURS, TALKS & WORKSHOPS

 

Signs of Spring - Family Nature Walk Saturday, April 27, 1:30 to 3:00 pm at the High Park Nature Centre. Come join us and count the signs of spring on a hike through Toronto’s biggest park. More info

 

Amazing Birds of the Park - Sunday Walk Sunday, May 5, 10:30 am to 12 noon. Led by Brian Bailey. Free. Meet at the square of benches south of Grenadier Restaurant. More Info

 

More Sunday walks

More Family Walks, Talks and Workshops

 

NEWS & SIGHTINGS

NO PRESCRIBED BURN SPRING 2019

There will be no prescribed burn this spring. This will allow time for existing native plants to establish, for oak regeneration and for additional areas to be prepared for burning. More details

MORE ABOUT PRESCRIBED BURNS

 

SPRING MIGRATION

A number of Red Admiral butterflies and other early-flying species have been seen in the park lately. MORE ABOUT BUTTERFLIES.

 

Watch for more birds and butterflies to show up as spring gets going! More about High Park in Spring.

 

PHRAGMITES TREATMENT

Phragmites australis has invaded Grenadier Pond. Starting fall 2018 Toronto Region Conservation has begun 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

 
 

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

VOLUNTEER

High Park Stewards

Apr 28, Fusion Gardens - Multi-season sustainability and beauty

Speaker: Sean James

10:30am to 12:30pm. Howard Park Tennis Club. 430 Parkside Dr.

more info and upcoming sessions.

Follow us on      VOLUNTEER!

2018 photos and volunteers

 

RESOURCES

NATIVE PLANT GARDENING

High Park Stewards Plant Resources page

OUR NATIVE PLANT SALE IS ON AUGUST 25. (late summer is a great time to plant)

NANPS Native Plant Sales, TBG on May 4 and Christie Pits on May 26

Parkdale Plant Fair &Craft Sale May 11

 

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

 

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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