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HIGH PARK NATURE

 

HIGH PARK STEWARDS

    

 

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

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.

  HPNature is a member of Ontario's Nature Network


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N E W S  &   E V E N T S

WALKING TOURS & WORKSHOPS

More Bees Please Sunday, July 5, 10:30 am to 12 noon. Urban bee researcher Scott McIvor shows how nature’s pollinators contribute to the park’s ecosystem. Meet at the benches, across the road from the south side of Grenadier Restaurant.

 

The Intriguing World of Weeds – Workshop Thursday, July 9, 6-9pm. Consider weeds from an uncommon perspective – that of a naturalist. Meet at the High Park Forest School NEW LOCATION. Cost $30. Register

 

More Sunday walks.

More Family Walks and Workshops

 

PAN AM GAMES & HIGH PARK

This summer the Pan Am and Para Pan Am Games are coming to Toronto. High Park will be hosting parts of the marathon and road cycling events. Schedule & maps

 

BLUE ON BLUE

High Park is one of the few places in the province with extensive stands of wild lupine. This is the host plant of the Karner Blue butterfly, now extirpated from Ontario. More about wild lupine and butterflies.

 

FEEDING TIME

This is a busy time for wildlife. Watch carefully and you may see birds carrying food to the nest, or hear the tiny peeps of hungry young. More photos

Learn more about the birds of High Park and download checklists of the common woodland and wetland species.

PROTECTING WILDLIFE AND PETS

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

RESEARCH ITEMS

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

 

MORE ABOUT HIGH PARK


VOLUNTEER: High Park Stewards

Site Maintenance (aka weeding!)

Sunday, July 12 and 26 (maybe), Aug. 9 and 23

10:30am to 12:30pm

Meet in front of the Grenadier Restaurant at 10:30 am.

We work in rain but not lightning storms! Subject to change during PanAm Games

More stewardship program information and photos.

Contact us at stewards@highparknature.org.

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Natural Environment Committee

Next meeting: Wednesday, June 24, 6.45pm at the Howard Park Tennis Club. Agenda

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

 

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).

 

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

 

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

Toronto Ravine Strategy Survey

This survey will help us understand why you think ravines are important and what we should consider in developing a strategy, blueprint and actions for managing our ravines into the future. Available online from June 5th to July 24th, 2015. Take the Survey


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