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WALKING TOURS & WORKSHOPS
Savannah in the City Saturday, May 25, 1-3pm. Meet at the High Park Nature Centre.
Spring Babies at the Zoo - with Sonia Dittkrest, Zookeeper, Sunday, June 2, 10.30am. Meet at the benches south of Grenadier Cafe. More Sunday walks.
GYPSY MOTH CONTROL
Forestry is conducting a gypsy moth control program this year in High Park. Since aerial spraying could harm other moths and butterflies, a variety of control techniques are being used instead. READ MORE
NEW PURPLE MARTIN HOUSE
Natural Environment Committee
Next meeting: Wednesday, May 29, 6.45pm at the Howard Park Tennis Club. Agenda
Read about concerns regarding fishing and wildlife at Grenadier Pond.
VOLUNTEER: High Park Stewards
Garlic Mustard Removal
Sunday, May 26, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Meet in front of the Grenadier Restaurant.
Lots of people needed to remove this very damaging invasive species.
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GET READY FOR SPRING!
See GARDENING RESOURCES.
Update on Natural Garden Exemption
PARKS PLAN RELEASED
The 2013-2017 Parks Plan was adopted by City Council on May 7, 2013.
NEW RESEARCH ITEMS
IMPORTANT NEW ARTICLE
Off Leash Dog Dangers in High Park - This thoughtful article written by a veterinarian discusses a variety of injuries that may befall off leash dogs outside of designated areas and the impact that they have on wildlife and plants. A must read for dog lovers.
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, Resources & Links 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