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WALKING TOURS & WORKSHOPS
Lost Waterways with Leo deSorcy, Sunday, April 20, 10.30am. Meet at the benches south of Grenadier Cafe. More Sunday walks.
Orienteering Saturday, April 26, 1:30-3.00pm. Join our special “Earth Day orienteering course” to learn about the important natural wonders of High Park. Meet at the High Park Nature Centre. More details
Spring Birding Workshop Two-part event: Thursday, May 8, 7-9 pm: Indoor Workshop. Sunday, May 11, 7.30-9.30 am: Guided Birdwatching Hike (moderate difficulty). Cost: $45 ($40 early bird to April 25). Location: High Park Nature Centre. Register
WHERE'S THE FIRE?
Natural Environment Committee
Next meeting: Wed., April 16, 6.45 pm at the Howard Park Tennis Club. Agenda. Read the January 2014 issue of UPDATE with news from the Jan. 12 High Park Natural Environment Committee meeting. PAST ISSUES
HIGH PARK PHOTO-OP
RECOVER THE CANOPY
Recover the Canopy is a program of the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation that provides an opportunity to make a tax-deductible donation to help rebuild Toronto’s damaged tree canopy.
VOLUNTEER: High Park Stewards
Restoration Site Maintenance
Sunday, April 27, 2014
10:30 am to 12:30 pm.
We will work on some of our restoration sites as needed. Meet in front of the Grenadier Restaurant at 10:30am.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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NATIVE PLANT SALE
Sunday, May 11, 2014, 11am to 2 pm.
NATIVE PLANT GARDENING
See GARDENING RESOURCES.
OTHER GROUPS' EVENTS
HELP PROTECT HIGH PARK
If you see any behaviour infractions 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.
MPP Cheri DiNovo has created an email that you can send to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment urging the government to 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
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