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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

Moth Night Wednesday, July 30, 8.15-10.00pm. Our annual evening of moth identification. Especially good for children - bring the whole family! No collecting. Meet at square of benches just south of Grenadier Café. More details More about moths

More Family Walks and Workshops

Caterpillars, Moths, and Butterflies with Don Scallen, Sunday, August 3, 10.30am. Meet at the benches south of Grenadier Cafe. More about butterflies and moths More Sunday walks.

 

POLLINATORS

There are many native pollinators in Toronto most people don't know about, and lots of them are found in High Park! More about bees, butterflies, moths and other insects.

 

POND LIFE

Visit High Park's ponds to see wildlife such as this juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron. Learn more about Common Waterbirds and download checklists of the common wetland bird species. See also Dragonflies & Damselflies, Fish, Turtles and Wetlands.

 

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

 

VOLUNTEER: High Park Stewards

Invasive Species Management aka Weeding

Sunday, July 27, 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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THE INVADERS

Get to know the invasive plants and check your own garden carefully. The trick is to catch them early!

 

NATIVE PLANT GARDENING

See GARDENING RESOURCES.

 

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

Ontario MNR Invasive Species Discussion Paper

View our new 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. Also, check out David Allen's invitation to have your photo featured on his 2015 High Park calendar.

 

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A B O U T   H I G H    P A R K

 

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.


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