Welcome to High Park, one of Toronto's most significant natural areas!
TOURS, TALKS & WORKSHOPS
Wildflowers and Grasses of the Oak Savannah - Sunday Walk Sunday, August 19, 10.30am to 12.00 noon. High Park Stewards tour natural restoration sites, explaining the work being done to return the park’s plant life to its original beauty. Free. Meet at the square of benches south of Grenadier Restaurant. More Info
Urban Bat Walk & Star Party Wednesday, August 15. More details
All You Need is Bugs - Family Nature Walk Saturday, September 22, 1.30-3pm. Come explore the amazing world of bugs. Learn what makes an insect different from a bug. You’ll discover some of the reasons why bugs are so incredible. Meet at the square of benches south of Grenadier Restaurant. More details
NEWS & SIGHTINGS
WHAT'S THAT BUZZ?
On the hot days of summer the air is full of the sound of cicadas.READ MORE
ON THE WING
Watch carefully and you may spot this large Spicebush Swallowtail. High Park's abundant sassafras trees support Toronto's only known breeding colony of this southern species. Also watch for the yellow Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. More about butterflies of High Park
WHAT'S IN BLOOM?
Black-eyed Susans are a magnet for bees and other insects. See more Wildflowers of Toronto's High Park, organized by name and colour.
Forestry has started their annual management of Dog-Strangling Vine. Treatment in priority areas will continue until the end of August. Read more
MORE ABOUT HIGH PARK
High Park Stewards
Invasive Species Removal (aka Weeding)
Sunday, August 12, 2018, 10:30am to 12:30pm
Meet us in front of the Grenadier Restaurant, rain or shine
Follow us on VOLUNTEER!
NATIVE PLANT GARDENING
In the Zone A resource for native plant gardeners
Garden Jane Intro to Permaculture Design Sept 14 to 16, Mitigating Climate Change through Regenerative Soil Work.
See a list of gardening resources.
Natural Environment Committee
The Natural Environment Committee celebrated its 25th anniversary this June!
Read the May 2018 issue of UPDATE with news about our recent activities.
You can help protect High Park
OTHER GROUPS' EVENTS
TORONTO RAVINES STUDY: 1977-2017
The Toronto Ravine Revitalization Study team, based in University of Toronto’s Faculty of Forestry has completed a three-year project resurveying four ravines along the Don Valley previously inventoried in the 1970s. The final report along with six component studies conducted by graduate students are available on the project website. Report summary and full report