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

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TO RECEIVE EMAILS about High Park nature and stewardship events, contact mail@highparknature.org

TO GET INVOLVED contact stewards@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.


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ABOUT   |   PLANTS   |   WILDLIFE   |   RESTORE   |   VOLUNTEER   |    SITE GUIDE   |   PARK MAP   

N E W S  &   E V E N T S

WALKING TOURS & WORKSHOPS

Discover the Park Through Archival Photos Sunday, March 1, 10:30 am to 12 noon Master Gardener Terry Fahey narrates the story of changes in High Park over the past one hundred years.

My Favourite Trails Sunday, March 15, 10:30 am to 12 noon City Councillor and High Park resident Sarah Doucette reveals her special park places.

More Sunday walks.

More Family Walks and Workshops

 

EXPLORE HIGH PARK IN WINTER

Get Outside!

Winter Walking Tours and Nature Hikes

 
High Park History

Ice Harvesting & Winter Wonderland

 
Animals in Winter
 

Read about wildlife in winter in High Park

Learn more about winter birding

More about High Park in Winter

 
 

DREDGING HIGH PARK PONDS

See more info, Villager article and stormwater management ponds history.

 

GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT

February 13-16. Around the globe, tens of thousands of volunteers will count birds in backyards, local parks, nature reserves, etc. Check the GBBC website to participate and to get lots of info on birds. (This feeder had an unexpected visitor!)

HIGH PARK PHOTO-OP

If you would like to contribute photos (low resolution) for this website, please contact mail@highparknature.org.

 

NATIVE PLANT GARDENING

See GARDENING RESOURCES.

 

Savannah Plants brochure (pdf) in 8.5x14 landscape format - a lovely colour handout to take on your visit to our Restoration Sites (pdf).

 

RESEARCH ITEMS

View our list of research articles on tallgrass prairie, invasive species and other related items. Academic Research List (.pdf) and Research


VOLUNTEER: High Park Stewards

Garry Oak Preserve Restoration, Cowichan, BC

with Dr. Andrew MacDougall, Associate Professor, University of Guelph

Sunday, March 8, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Howard Park Tennis Club, 430 Parkside Drive

More stewardship program information and photos.

Contact us at stewards@highparknature.org.

Congratulations! The Stewards have planted close to 20,000 plants in the last 8 years! See details by site

Also see High Park Stewards on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

 

Natural Environment Committee

Read the January 2015 issue of UPDATE with news from the January 7 High Park Natural Environment Committee meeting. PAST ISSUES

Our next meeting will be held in the spring. Date TBA.

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

 

PROTECTING WILDLIFE AND PETS

Letting your dog off leash in non-designated areas can pose serious risks to their health. Read more

HELP PROTECT HIGH PARK

If you see any behaviour infractions, dead animals or other problems in the park, call 311. At the very least, your concern will be logged. Large numbers of calls on particular issues can make a difference.

Concerns re developments near High Park

 

SKATING ON GRENADIER POND

(and other bylaw enforcement issues)

Protecting the natural areas and wildlife in High Park is a challenge already but if people are to get used to the idea that they can do away with the "unpopular bylaws" as opposed to understanding which of these laws are actually "good" and accepting the reason for their existence, the situation will become even more difficult.

Grenadier Pond is a protected natural area, what about the birds that spend the winter there? Ducks in winter and Skating

 

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