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WALKING TOURS & WORKSHOPS
Orienteering Saturday, Dec. 7, 1-2:30pm. Find your way through an orienteering course using a map and compass while you learn about the natural ecology of the park. More details
Excellent article about the founding of High Park: John Howard’s Enduring Monument
DID YOU KNOW?
There are paint colours named after High Park and Grenadier Pond! Read more
HELP PROTECT HIGH PARK
MPP Cheri DiNovo has created an online petition urging that the Ontario Ministry of the Environment protect High Park.
PROTECTING WILDLIFE AND PETS
Letting your dog off leash in non-designated areas can pose serious risks to their health. Read more
Natural Environment Committee
Next meeting: Sunday, January 12, 1.15 pm at the Howard Park Tennis Club.
VOLUNTEER: High Park Stewards
Eco-Schools and Environmental Stewards, the Next Generation
Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Howard Park Tennis Club. 430 Parkside Dr.
Join us for our winter presentations. Contact us at email@example.com.
Also see High Park Stewards on Facebook
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OTHER GROUPS' EVENTS
NATIVE PLANT GARDENING
See GARDENING RESOURCES.
NEW RESEARCH ITEMS
Ontario MNR Invasive Species Discussion Paper
Welcome to Toronto's High Park, home to one of North America's most endangered habitats: Black Oak Savannah, a remnant of the sand prairie systems that used to cover much of southern Ontario. Majestic black oaks tower over tallgrass prairie plants like big bluestem, butterfly milkweed and wild lupine.
This park is a perfect place to explore nature right in the city! It's remarkable how many different species of birds, mammals, insects and plants you can discover. Take a walk along the nature trails. Or visit the park's ponds and creeks and watch quietly for wildlife.
Remember how precious the park's natural areas are and please treat the park with respect, so many more people can enjoy the wonderful legacy John Howard has passed along to us.
This website focuses on the nature of High Park from many perspectives:
>> History of High Park Find out about the geological and human history that brought the park into being.
>> Ecology Learn about the park's special habitats and many species of plants and animals.
>> Restoration Find out what is being done to protect and restore the park's natural areas.
>> My Park Express yourself! High Park is an inspiration for art and photography and many other creative pursuits.
>> Explore High Park Explore the park with a walking tour, or check out a number of places to visit within the park.
>> Volunteer Opportunities Get involved! Learn more about the High Park Natural Environment Committee and High Park Stewards (VSP).
>> Contacts, Links & Resources Find useful contact information and other links.
Take a Guided Tour of the Black Oak Savannah with Sam Benvie
Tour prepared for Ecology and Sustainable Landscapes (CKLA 400), an online course offered at Ryerson University.
Rare Plants of the Endangered High Park Black Oak Savannah