HIGH PARK NATURE
HIGH PARK STEWARDS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
HPNature is a member of Ontario's Nature Network
WALKING TOURS & WORKSHOPS
More Bees Please Sunday, July 5, 10:30 am to 12 noon. Urban bee researcher Scott McIvor shows how nature’s pollinators contribute to the park’s ecosystem. Meet at the benches, across the road from the south side of Grenadier Restaurant.
The Intriguing World of Weeds – Workshop Thursday, July 9, 6-9pm. Consider weeds from an uncommon perspective – that of a naturalist. Meet at the High Park Forest School NEW LOCATION. Cost $30. Register
PAN AM GAMES & HIGH PARK
This summer the Pan Am and Para Pan Am Games are coming to Toronto. High Park will be hosting parts of the marathon and road cycling events. Schedule & maps
BLUE ON BLUE
High Park is one of the few places in the province with extensive stands of wild lupine. This is the host plant of the Karner Blue butterfly, now extirpated from Ontario. More about wild lupine and butterflies.
This is a busy time for wildlife. Watch carefully and you may see birds carrying food to the nest, or hear the tiny peeps of hungry young. More photos
PROTECTING WILDLIFE AND PETS
Letting your dog off leash in non-designated areas can pose serious risks to their health. Read more
VOLUNTEER: High Park Stewards
Site Maintenance (aka weeding!)
Sunday, July 12 and 26 (maybe), Aug. 9 and 23
10:30am to 12:30pm
Meet in front of the Grenadier Restaurant at 10:30 am.
We work in rain but not lightning storms! Subject to change during PanAm Games
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Natural Environment Committee
Next meeting: Wednesday, June 24, 6.45pm at the Howard Park Tennis Club. Agenda
HIGH PARK PHOTO-OP
If you would like to contribute photos (low resolution) for this website, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATIVE PLANT GARDENING
See GARDENING RESOURCES.
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.
OTHER GROUPS' EVENTS
Toronto Ravine Strategy Survey
This survey will help us understand why you think ravines are important and what we should consider in developing a strategy, blueprint and actions for managing our ravines into the future. Available online from June 5th to July 24th, 2015. Take the Survey