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January 2019

Urban Birds and Citizen Science

January 27, 2019 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Howard Park Tennis Club, 430 Parkside Drive
Toronto, ON M6R 2Z3 Canada
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Free

More details to come.

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February 2019

Greenhouse – Seed Cleaning

February 10, 2019 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Near High Park Greenhouses, High Park
Toronto,
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Seed Cleaning is the separation of the usually tiny seeds from the dried flower heads, collected in High Park in the last year.

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May 2019

Garlic Mustard Removal / Boulevard Beds remove cold season grasses

May 26, 2019 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Meet in front of the Grenadier Cafe, Grenadier Cafe, 200 Parkside Dr.
Toronto, ON M6R 2Z3 Canada
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The High Park Stewards have been removing Garlic Mustard from a number of sites within the park for many years. Protocols on how best to control GM are changing all the time and we are always upgrading our skills.

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June 2019

Spring planting / Boulevard Beds laying sand on beds

June 9, 2019 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
High Park Nature Centre, High Park Nature Centre, 375 Colborne Lodge Dr
Toronto, ON M6R 2Z3 Canada
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WE WORK IN RAIN BUT NOT LIGHTNING STORMS! Meet us behind the new Nature Centre Forest School at 10:30 am. Tools provided. Please bring water, a hat, and cover your arms and legs. Please wear socks and closed shoes as well. The Sculpture Garden site is one of our most iconic black oak savannah restoration areas in the park. Map to Sculpture Garden site We hope to plant many grasses and shrubs so lots of hands are needed. Savannah Plants.

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August 2019

Native Plant Sale at the Greenhouse

August 25, 2019 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Near High Park Greenhouses, High Park
Toronto,
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The plants in this sale are grown in the High Park Greenhouses as part of the High Park Stewards Program. Use native plants in your garden and help native species thrive!

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September 2019

Seed Collecting and Boulevard Beds

September 22, 2019 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Meet in front of the Grenadier Cafe, Grenadier Cafe, 200 Parkside Dr.
Toronto, ON M6R 2Z3 Canada
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WE WORK IN RAIN BUT NOT LIGHTNING STORMS! We will be collecting a variety of native plant seeds in The Tablelands to be used in next year's plantings. Friends and families are welcome. In addition, a small group will be working in the Boulevard Beds surrounding the Grenadier Restaurant. Please do not wear fleece or other non-smooth clothes as seeds stick to them (see photo below). We will be collecting a variety of native grasses such as Canada Wild Rye,…

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October 2019

Autumnal Splendor Photo-Buff Walk

October 20, 2019
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Buckthorn Busting and Boulevard Beds

October 27, 2019 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Meet in front of the Grenadier Cafe, Grenadier Cafe, 200 Parkside Dr.
Toronto, ON M6R 2Z3 Canada
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Buckthorn Busting (and BBeds remove cold season grasses & weeds/raking/cut back perennials and grasses/harvest and scatter seeds)

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November 2019

Geological Wonders and Origins of High Park

November 3, 2019 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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January 2020

Fireskills & Storytelling – Family Nature Walk

January 18 at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
High Park Nature Centre, High Park Nature Centre, 375 Colborne Lodge Dr
Toronto, ON M6R 2Z3 Canada
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Connect back to the land and learn about High Park ecology through this action packed program which will explore how the roles of storytelling and fire have shaped us as humans.

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February 2020

Winter Wonderland Photo-Buff Walk – Sunday Walk

February 2 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
At the benches, across the road from the south side of Grenadier Cafe in the middle of High Park, 200 Parkside Dr.
Toronto, AZ M6R 2Z3
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Professional photographer and High Park specialist David Allen helps you frame the best seasonal images. Bring your camera, iPad or other photo device.

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April 2020

Biodiversity in Microcosm: Container Gardening with Native Plants – Online meeting

April 26 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual meeting,

Calling all condo dwellers and backyard citizen scientists: learn how anyone can make a small space into a green oasis for people, pollinators and wildlife alike. To register and receive Zoom info and password use this link. Urban gardens present a unique opportunity to address the dual crisis of biodiversity loss and climate change while also connecting people to each other and to nature. It is even possible to do this in a small space like a balcony, porch, patio,…

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May 2020

High Park Stewards At-Home

May 13 - June 15

Since field events will not be starting this month due to COVID-19, we're trying something new and different! Every two weeks, there will be a package made available on the High Park Nature website of at-home resources, projects, and activities for those who are interested in continuing to connect with and contribute to the natural environment during this time of physical distancing. Each package will include a project or activity that you can try at home, ecology-related resources, and nature-based…

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What's New?

Welcome to Our New Website!

By High Park Nature | September 14, 2020
Since the High Park Nature website was first launched in 2010, it has provided a wealth of information about the natural features of High Park. Now we are pleased to…

New Treatment for Buckthorn

By High Park Nature | July 9, 2020
This summer Urban Forestry is partnering in a demonstration trial with BioForest, a forest pest management company, to manage invasive buckthorn shrubs using the bioherbicide Chontrol Peat Paste. The active…

Toronto Star article, January 13, 2020

By High Park Nature | April 5, 2020
“We love High Park for its natural beauty. Will that love be the death of it?” Read the article or The Star Pressreader version

High Park Christmas Bird Count Results

By High Park Nature | December 27, 2019
The most recent High Park Christmas Bird Count was held on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019 (a very windy day). The High Park route ended up with 43 species, our lowest since…

High Park Stewards Summary 2019

By High Park Nature | December 1, 2019
There were over 280 participants (between 110 individuals coming at least once) who came out to High Park Stewards field restoration events. The average number of Stewards that attended each…

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