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Welcome to High Park, one of Toronto's most significant natural areas.

 
 

TOURS, TALKS & WORKSHOPS

 

Drivers of Urban Bee Diversity in Toronto - Speaker Series Wednesday, July 26, 7:30 to 8:30 pm at the High Park Nature Centre. Dr. Scott MacIvor from the University of Toronto will discuss the environmental, historic, socioeconomic and policy factors impacting wild bees and pollination in cities. Unpack these components and discuss how Torontonians can help urban bees.

 

Moth Night - Family Nature Walk Wednesday, July 26, 8:15 to 10:00 pm. Join us at the square of benches just south of Grenadier Restaurant. High Park is home to many incredible moths. As most moths are nocturnal, this walk takes place in the evening in order to maximize moth-viewing opportunities. More details

 

Wildflower Names and their Meanings - Adult Workshop Thursday, July 27, 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the High Park Nature Centre. Join naturalist and educator Richard Aaron to discover ways wildflowers get their names; learn about High Park's wildflowers; and view a selection of plant name dictionaries. More details

 

Caterpillars, Moths and Butterflies - Walking Tour Sunday, August 6, 10:30 am to noon. Popular science teacher and writer Don Scallen shares his knowledge of these beautiful creatures. Very hands-on and interactive. A favourite with children. Meet at the square of benches south of the Grenadier Restaurant. More details

 

More Sunday walks

More Family Walks, Talks and Workshops

 
 

NEWS & SIGHTINGS

MILKWEED TIME

Both Common Milkweed and the orange Butterfly Milkweed are in bloom now. This red milkweed beetle has found them. Keep an eye out for monarchs! More about butterflies and other insects.

 

PARK STORIES & ART PROJECT

More details & how to submit your story.  The latest entries

 

Native Bee Monitoring Club

Help monitor the native bees of High Park. Saturday mornings at 10.30am, all summer. Learn more & register

 
 

MORE ABOUT HIGH PARK

Find out what makes High Park such an outstanding natural area. READ MORE High Park Facts & Figures

 

VOLUNTEER

High Park Stewards

Invasive Species Removal and Boulevard Beds

Sunday, July 23, 2017 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Meet us in front of the Grenadier Restaurant, rain or shine

More stewardship program information and photos.

Follow us on      VOLUNTEER!

Plant Sale 2017 photos and volunteers

Special Stewards 20th Anniversary page

 
 

Natural Environment Committee

Next meeting: Wednesday, August 16, 6.45pm at the Howard Park Tennis Club. Read the January 2017 issue of UPDATE with news from our recent activities. PAST ISSUES. More details

 
 

You can help protect High Park

If you see any behaviour infractions, dead animals, safety hazards or other problems in the park, call 311 or email 311@toronto.ca. More key contacts and tips on how to use the park responsibly.

 
 

RESOURCES

NATIVE PLANT GARDENING

See a list of gardening resources.

Native Plant Sale.

Savannah Plants brochure (pdf 8.5x14) to take on your visit to our Restoration Sites (pdf).

In the Zone A resource for native plant gardeners

 

RESEARCH ITEMS

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

 
 

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

 
 

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