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.
NEWS & SIGHTINGS
WHAT'S THAT BUZZ?
On the hot days of summer the air is full of the sound of cicadas.READ MORE
Many flowers are in bloom on the oak savannah.
Read TFN newsletter article.
More Savannah Wildflowers
PARK STORIES & ART PROJECT
MORE ABOUT HIGH PARK
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
Follow us on VOLUNTEER!
Natural Environment Committee
You can help protect High Park
NATIVE PLANT GARDENING
See a list of gardening resources.
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.
OTHER GROUPS' EVENTS