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HIGH PARK NATURE is a joint project of the High Park Natural Environment Committee and High Park Stewards (VSP). We welcome your feedback, suggestions, articles and photos. Please contact us at mail@highparknature.org

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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

Who Goes to the Park A poetic visit to sites from the well-known book. Sunday, September 21, 10.30am. Meet at the benches south of Grenadier Cafe. More Sunday walks.

 

What Trees are These? Saturday, Sept. 27, 1.30–3:00pm. Learn how to identify High Park’s most interesting trees by leaf shape, bark texture, twig and smell. Meet at the High Park Nature Centre. More details

Mushrooms & Other Fungi 101 - Workshop with Richard Aaron. Sunday, Sept. 28, 10am-5pm. $60 Register

More Family Walks and Workshops

 

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

 

Natural Environment Committee

Read the April 2014 issue of UPDATE with news from the April 16 High Park Natural Environment Committee meeting. 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.

Concerns re developments near High Park

 

NATIVE PLANT GARDENING

See GARDENING RESOURCES.

 

VOLUNTEER: High Park Stewards

Seed Collecting and Fall Site Maintenance

Sunday, September 28, 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

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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

HIGH PARK PHOTO-OP

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

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.


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