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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 mail@highparknature.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


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N E W S  &   E V E N T S

WALKING TOURS & WORKSHOPS

Caterpillars, Moths and Butterflies

Sunday, August 2, 10:30 am to 12 noon. Popular science teacher Don Scallen shares his knowledge of these beautiful creatures. Children love this one!

Meet at the benches, across the road from the south side of Grenadier Restaurant.

 

Poisons, Spines & Blisters: Plants with a Dark Side – Aug. 6 Workshop Sold Out!

Thursday, August 6, 6-9pm. Meet at the High Park Forest School new location map

Plants have developed various defences to protect themselves from being eaten. In this workshop you will be introduced to a select group of plants in High Park that, when it comes to human interaction, would prefer to be left alone.

Additional Session - Wednesday, August 19, 6 - 9 pm Cost: $30 ($25 if registered for more than one Botanical workshop). Register

More Sunday walks.

More Family Walks and Workshops

 

PARAPAN AM GAMES & HIGH PARK

In eary August the Para Pan Am Games are coming to High Park. Schedule & maps

 

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.

 

THE INVADERS

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

 

PROTECTING WILDLIFE AND PETS

Letting your dog off leash in non-designated areas can pose serious risks to their health. Read more

RESEARCH ITEMS

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

 

MORE ABOUT HIGH PARK


VOLUNTEER: High Park Stewards

Site Maintenance (aka weeding!)

Sunday, July 12, July 26, 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

More stewardship program information and photos.

Contact us at stewards@highparknature.org.

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Natural Environment Committee

Read the July 2015 issue of UPDATE with news from our June 24 meeting. PAST ISSUES. Next meeting: TBA.

 

IN BLOOM

This is peak flowering time for many savannah plants. Look for woodland sunflower, black-eyed Susan, butterfly milkweed, cup plant, big bluestem and many others. See savannah plants and grasses.

NATIVE PLANT GARDENING

See GARDENING RESOURCES.

 

Savannah Plants brochure (pdf) in 8.5x14 landscape format - a lovely colour handout to take on your visit to our Restoration Sites (pdf).

 

HIGH PARK PHOTO-OP

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

 

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

 

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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