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Welcome to High Park, one of Toronto's most significant natural areas!

 

TOURS, TALKS & WORKSHOPS

 

The Birds Are Back in Town - Family Nature Walk Saturday, May 25, 1:30 to 3:00 pm at the High Park Nature Centre. Some of our winged friends are just passing through on their annual migration, while others are here to stay. More info

 

Plants and Flowers - Sunday Walk Sunday, June 2, 10:30 am to 12 noon. Led by Ron Luft. Free. Meet at the square of benches south of Grenadier Restaurant. More Info

 

More Sunday walks

More Family Walks, Talks and Workshops

 
American Idia
David Beadle

High Park Moth Study Group

Weekly evening sessions from May to October focused on documenting species diversity in High Park. New members welcome. Email group for more info.

 

NEWS & SIGHTINGS

GYPSY MOTH SPRAYING

For the first time, aerial spraying is planned for gypsy moth control in High Park. See Public Notice and map of all areas in Toronto, as well as more detail about where and when in HP.

 

CHERRY BLOSSOMS

Please walk, cycle or use the TTC to visit the cherry blossoms. Latest update. The park is closed to cars during the cherry blossom season. READ MORE.

 

SPRING MIGRATION

A number of Red Admiral butterflies and other early-flying species have been seen. MORE ABOUT BUTTERFLIES.

 

Watch for more birds and butterflies to show up as spring gets going! More about High Park in Spring.

 

PHRAGMITES TREATMENT

Phragmites australis has invaded Grenadier Pond. In fall 2018 Toronto Region Conservation began a multi-year removal strategy, with support from Urban Forestry.

READ MORE and MAP

 

MORE ABOUT HIGH PARK

Find out what makes High Park such an outstanding natural area. READ MORE and Facts & Figures

 
 

RESEARCH ITEMS

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

 

Toronto Biodiversity Strategy

The Biodiversity Strategy supports other City initiatives such as the Toronto Ravine Strategy and Pollinator Strategy. Draft Strategy, booklets, legislation

VOLUNTEER

High Park Stewards

Sunday, May 26, Garlic Mustard Removal and Boulevard Beds

10:30am to 12:30pm.   

Meet us at the High Park Blvd and Bloor St. entrance to the park. The Blvd. Beds group meets at the Grenadier Restaurant

more info and upcoming sessions.

Follow us on      VOLUNTEER!

2018 photos and volunteers

 

RESOURCES

NATIVE PLANT GARDENING

High Park Stewards Plant Resources page

OUR NATIVE PLANT SALE IS ON AUGUST 25. (late summer is a great time to plant)

NANPS Native Plant Sale at Christie Pits on May 26

 

Savannah Plants brochure (pdf 8.5x14) to take on your visit to our Restoration Sites (pdf).

In the Zone A resource for native plant gardeners

Garden Jane newsletter

 

See a list of gardening resources.

 

Natural Environment Committee

Natural Environment Committee - next meeting TBD.

Read the October 2018 issue of UPDATE with news about our recent activities.

PAST ISSUES OF UPDATE NEWSLETTER. More details

 

You can help protect High Park

If you see any behaviour infractions, dead animals, safety hazards or other problems in the park, call 311 or email 311@toronto.ca. More key contacts and tips on how to use the park responsibly.

 

PLANNING UPDATES

A Natural Heritage Impact Study has been produced as part of the Bloor West Village Avenue Study. See also the Apartment Neighbourhood study

 

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

Green 13 Newsletter

 

ROM Discount for our Stewards

Save 20% off ROM admission. Buy your tickets at ROM Join our email list for the code. stewards@highparknature.org

 

Campaigns to Protect Nature

Ontario Nature Campaigns As Ontario’s leading conservation charity, Ontario Nature stands up for nature across the province. We are there when nature needs us most. Join us to help protect Ontario’s natural legacy. SAVE OUR SPECIES CAMPAIGN


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