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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.


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N E W S  &   E V E N T S

WALKING TOURS & WORKSHOPS

Plumage and Plants with Ken Sproule. Sunday, October 5, 10.30am. Meet at the benches south of Grenadier Cafe. More Sunday walks.

 

Save Our Savannah Saturday, Oct.11, 1.30–3:00pm. Celebrate High Park's rarest ecosystem, the Black Oak Savannah in all its end of summer glory! Meet at the High Park Nature Centre. More details

More Family Walks and Workshops

 

HARVEST FESTIVAL

Sunday, Oct. 5, 12 to 4.30 pm Enjoy the harvest in High Park with food, crafts, music, horse and wagon rides, warm apple cider and more. Held at the south end of High Park at Colborne Lodge and the Children’s Garden.

TURTLE ALERT

Watch out for baby snapping turtles heading to the pond! One clutch has already left their nest at the Children's Garden. READ MORE More about turtles

 

FALL MIGRATION

The High Park Hawk Watch runs until Nov. 30. Drop by Hawk Hill to see the action! More about the birds of High Park.

Also watch for migrating Monarch butterflies and dragonflies such as Green Darner and Black Saddlebags.

 

PARK USERS SURVEY

Please help Toronto Parks better understand how the public uses this City's parks by participating in the Parks Users Survey. This survey will be available online until September 30, 2014.

IN PRAISE OF GOLDENROD

In early fall, the fields are awash in gold as beautiful native goldenrod blooms. This plant, often wrongly maligned as the cause of hayfever (the real culprit is ragweed), offers food and shelter to a wide variety of insects. Read more

 

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

 

VOLUNTEER: High Park Stewards

Buckthorn Busting #1

Sunday, October 26, 10:30am - 12:30pm.

Meet in front of the Grenadier Restaurant

More stewardship program information and photos.

Contact us at stewards@highparknature.org.

Also see High Park Stewards on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

No session on Thanksgiving, October 12.

 

Natural Environment Committee

Natural Environment Committee Meeting - Wed. Oct. 29, 6.45 pm at the Howard Park Tennis Club. New members welcome.

DID YOU KNOW?

High Park has tall prairie grasses that can grow to 2 metres or higher. The star species, Big Bluestem, has been described by some ranchers as "ice cream for cows" since cattle love it so much. Also known as Turkeyfoot - look for the finger-like seed heads. Learn more...

 

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

 

RESEARCH ITEMS

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

PROTECTING WILDLIFE AND PETS

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

NATIVE PLANT GARDENING

See GARDENING RESOURCES.

 

HIGH PARK PHOTO-OP

If you would like to contribute photos (low resolution) for this website, please contact mail@highparknature.org.

SAVANNAH PLANTS BROCHURE

Please print this Savannah Plants brochure (pdf) in 8.5x14 landscape format for a lovely colour handout to take on your visit to our Restoration Sites (pdf).


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