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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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WALKING TOURS & WORKSHOPS

Passion and Poetry - Walking Tour Sunday, February 21, 10:30 am to 12 noon. Writer Julia Bennett guides us through literary expressions of High Park's natural beauty. Free. Meet at the benches across from the south side of Grenadier Restaurant.

 

Download 2016 Walking Tours brochure. More Sunday walks.

How to Draw Wildlife - A Workshop Series for Adults

3 sessions on successive Thursdays: February 11, 18 and 25 from 7 - 9 pm

This 3 session workshop led by Artist Alan Li focuses on drawing from observing taxidermy animal specimens, skulls and live reptiles native to High Park. Enjoy learning to draw in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. All skill levels welcome!

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Cost: $100 for all 3 sessions More details

Frosty Fairies - Family Nature Walk

Saturday, February 13, 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Dryads, Wood Nymphs, Fairies & Gnomes! High Park’s magical woodland creatures work hard to make High Park a winter wonderland. They need our help to build some well insulated fairy homes. Please support your local fairies.

More details

13,000 Years of High Park - Family Nature Walk

Saturday, February 27, 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Did you know that 13,000 years ago High Park was under a glacier? Come learn about High Park’s transition from glacier to present day and then cozy up with us around a fire.

More details

More Family Walks and Workshops

 

BIRD SIGHTINGS

Two wild turkeys have taken refuge in High Park lately (smoky grey colour phase). If you see them, please keep your distance, do not feed them, and keep your dog on-leash and under control. More about High Park birds and High Park in winter.

 

HIGH PARK'S PROTECTED AREAS EXPANDED

City Council recently approved an Official Plan amendment that adds High Park’s Tablelands to the map of Toronto's Environmentally Significant Areas (ESAs). Policies covering ESAs and ANSIs were also strengthened. More details

 

PRESCRIBED BURN 2016

A prescribed burn is being planned for spring 2016. Advance Notice. READ MORE

Invasive Tree Removal in preparation for the burn.

 

MORE ABOUT HIGH PARK

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

 

VOLUNTEER: High Park Stewards

Seed Cleaning in the Greenhouse

Due to space limitations this is for Core and active Stewards by invitation

Sunday, Feb 14, 2016

10:30am to 12:30pm

High Park Greenhouse

More stewardship program information and photos.

Contact us at stewards@highparknature.org.

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Natural Environment Committee

Read the January 2016 issue of UPDATE with news from our activities this past summer and fall. PAST ISSUES.

 

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.

 

NATIVE PLANT GARDENING

See GARDENING RESOURCES.

Savannah Plants brochure (pdf 8.5x14) 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

 

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

 

HIGH PARK QUARTERLY

For five years, from Spring 1994 to Winter 1998, the High Park Quarterly magazine documented a very fertile period of restoration and community involvement in High Park. Read more

 

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