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HIGH PARK NATURE is a joint project of the High Park Natural Environment Committee and High Park Stewards. We welcome your feedback, suggestions, articles and photos. Please contact us at mail@highparknature.org

ABOUT THE PHOTOS: Most of the photos on this site were contributed by local photographers and taken in High Park. Please do not copy or reproduce them without permission. If you would like to contribute photos (low resolution) for this website, please contact us at mail@highparknature.org

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Chris is collecting seeds from Big Bluestem
September 23, 2012
Milkweed seeds are built to fly
September 23, 2012
Cardinal Flowers are both in bloom and ready to pick
September 23, 2012
Elyse and Kim are transplanting for next year
September 23, 2012
Showy Tick Trefoil is has very sticky seeds
September 23, 2012
Nadia, Vera and Daria work in the Boulevard Beds
September 23, 2012
 

Jamie Bell Adventure Playground Planting

September 9, 2012

 
 
 
 

Invasive Species we have come to know very well

 

Monarch Butterfly larvae can only survive on the Milkweed family of plants. This includes Common Milkweed, Butterfly Milkweed and Swamp Milkweed, all found in High Park. DSV aka Pale Swallow-wort is similar in structure (see the pods) but when Monarch mistakenly lay eggs on them, the larvae die when they eat it. DSV is a major concern as it is extremely aggressive and will grow back multiple plants if some of the root is left behind when pulled.

Monarch Butterfly on Butterfly Milkweed
Precious, not invasive
Dog Strangling Vine
July 23, 2014
 
Proper dress for all outdoor activities
We really want you to be protected
Ragweed
A native plant but still aggressive
Hedge Parsley
A problem all summer
Himalayan Balsam
Pretty and pink but it takes over
Asian Bittersweet up close
High Park September 2010
Asian Bittersweet in a forest
note the vertical and horizontal growth
Stewards to the rescue
Sculpture Garden site
Garlic Mustard is waiting for us
The Black Oak ravine has much less than before
The Nursery is full of beautiful native plants
August 25, 2012
Reviewing the weeds to remove in the B. Beds
August 26, 2012
 

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