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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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TOURS, TALKS & WORKSHOPS

 

Introduction to Bird Drawing - Workshop for Adults Thursday, Feb. 23rd 6 - 9 pm at High Park Nature Centre. Alan Li will introduce pencil drawing techniques using an assortment of bird specimens. Participants will learn shading techniques, expressive line work, and the role of light in creating texture and dimension. Cost: $50.00. More details Register

Know Your Nature Saturday, Feb. 25, 1:30 3:00 pm. Meet at the High Park Nature Centre. Learn about the plants and animals in High Park from the High Park Rangers Youth Volunteers. Explore woodland and black oak savannah habitats and connect with the nature surrounding us. More details

Discover High Park Through Archival Photos - Walking Tour Sunday, March 5, 10:30 am to 12 noon. Master Gardener Terry Fahey narrates the story of changes in the park for the past 100 years. More details

More Sunday Walks and 2017 brochure

More Family Walks, Talks and Workshops

 

NEWS & SIGHTINGS

Christmas Bird Count The High Park & vicinity count was held on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016. Brown Thrasher and Common Raven were added to the all-time list. Other sightings included 2 adult Bald Eagles and an American Pipit. Total species: 48. See 2016 and previous years' results.

 

PARK STORIES & ART PROJECT

A local artist is creating a series of paintings inspired by people's stories and experiences within High Park. More details & how to submit your story.  The latest entries

 

OTHER NEWS

Crews are removing non-native trees and shrubs as part of the restoration program. Read re stairs to Grenadier Pond and re Howard Park Ave

The Chess House washroom is closed for renovations

Dredging of the Lower Duck Pond is now underway. Public Notice and background info

 

MORE ABOUT HIGH PARK

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

 

VOLUNTEER

High Park Stewards

Biological Control of Invasive Species

Speaker: with W.D. McIlveen

Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 10:30am to 12:30pm

Meet at the Howard Park Tennis Club, 430 Parkside Drive

Photo: Galerucella calmariensis by Katrina Scheiner USFWS photo

More stewardship program information and photos.

stewards@highparknature.org.

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Special Stewards 20th Anniversary page

20 years of stewardship infographic

 

Natural Environment Committee

Read the January 2017 issue of UPDATE with news from our recent activities. PAST ISSUES. 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.

 

RESOURCES

NATIVE PLANT GARDENING

See a list of gardening resources.

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)

 

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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