Welcome to High Park, one of Toronto's most significant natural areas!
TOURS, TALKS & WORKSHOPS
Know Your Nature - Family Nature Walk Saturday, February 23, 1:30 to 3:00 pm at the High Park Nature Centre. Join the young naturalists of the High Park Rangers to learn about High Park's plants and animals. Explore the woodlands and black oak savannah and connect with nature. More Info
Family Owl Prowl - Special Event Saturday, March 2, 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the High Park Nature Centre. Join us to learn about the owls of High Park! This event includes: an interactive slideshow, dissection of a real owl pellet, a night hike through the trails of High Park to explore owl habitat and trying out owl calls. Please bring a flashlight and dress for the weather. Fee/Suggested Donation: $10 / person (adults and children ages 4 and above). Children under 4 are free. More Info
High Park Through the Ages - Sunday Walk Sunday, March 3, 10:30 am to 12 noon. With Dave Berndorff. Free. Meet at the square of benches south of Grenadier Restaurant. More Info
Furry Things - Family Nature Walk Saturday, March 9, 1:30 to 3 pm. Meet at the High Park Nature Centre. Learn about the furry creatures and plants found in High Park in winter. Some you might know from your own backyard; others might surprise you! More Info
NEWS & SIGHTINGS
ENJOYING THE WINTER SUN
In the days before artificial refrigeration, Torontonians harvested ice from local natural sources—including Grenadier Pond! READ MORE (Torontoist article by David Wencer)
More about High Park in Winter
Phragmites australis has invaded Grenadier Pond. Starting fall 2018 Toronto Region Conservation has begun a multi-year removal strategy, with support from Urban Forestry.
MORE ABOUT HIGH PARK
High Park Stewards
Feb 24: Design Inspired by Nature
Speaker: Jonas Spring
10:30am to 12:30pm. Howard Park Tennis Club. 430 Parkside Dr.
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NATIVE PLANT GARDENING
In the Zone A resource for native plant gardeners
See a list of gardening resources.
Natural Environment Committee
Natural Environment Committee - next meeting TBD.
Read the October 2018 issue of UPDATE with news about our recent activities.
Toronto Biodiversity Strategy
Feb 20, 26,28 various locations and on Mar 2 at The Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen’s Park Crescent, Timothy Eaton Theatre, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
The City’s goal is to refine and finalize the Biodiversity Strategy and bring it to Council for adoption in spring of 2019. The Biodiversity Strategy supports other City initiatives such as the Toronto Ravine Strategy and Pollinator Strategy.
Join us and many nature protection and citizen groups and thousands of Ontarians making efforts to stop Bill 66 from obliterating years of struggle to establish and bring into force essential environmental protection laws in Ontario.
You can help protect High Park
OTHER GROUPS' EVENTS
ROM Discount for Nature Lovers
Save 20% off ROM admission. Buy your tickets at ROM to Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Use the promo code WILDLIFE18 until Mar. 31, 2019. Enter the ROM Wildlife Photographer Contest by Feb. 15, 2019. Contest details here.