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

 
 

TOURS, TALKS & WORKSHOPS

Family Bat Walk Bat Friday, August 18, 8:15 to 9:15 pm at the High Park Nature Centre. Join us to study High Park's amazing bat populations. Use hand-held detectors to listen for bats' ultrasonic calls. Explore habitat, behaviour, and favourite foods as bats swoop and loop during their evening, mid-air forage. Next Bat Walk: Thursday, August 31, 8:00 to 9:00 pm More details

 

Native Plants and Flowers - Walking Tour Sunday, August 20, 10:30 am to 12 noon. Local naturalist and photographer Karen Yukich tours natural restoration sites, explaining the work being done to return the park’s plant life to its original beauty. Meet at the square of benches south of the Grenadier Restaurant. More details

 

13,000 Years of High Park - Family Nature Walk Tuesday, August 22, 1:30 to 3:00 pm at the High Park Nature Centre. Join us to learn 13,000 years of history of High Park! From melting glaciers to modern day hikers, this walk will include some Indigenous history and uses of the land, the history of how High Park became a public park, and the more recent history of restoration, especially of the Black Oak Savannah. More details

 

Poisons, Spines and Blisters: Plants with a Dark Side - Adult Workshop Thursday, August 24, 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the High Park Nature Centre. Join Naturalist Richard Aaron for a workshop to learn about harmful plants found in the park and elsewhere in the GTA. Discuss various helpful folk and modern remedies. More details and register

 

More Sunday walks

More Family Walks, Talks and Workshops

 
 

NEWS & SIGHTINGS

WHAT'S THAT BUZZ?

On the hot days of summer the air is full of the sound of cicadas.READ MORE

 

MID-SUMMER FLOWERS

Many flowers are in bloom on the oak savannah.

Read TFN newsletter article.

More Savannah Wildflowers

 

PARK STORIES & ART PROJECT

 The latest entries

 

MORE ABOUT HIGH PARK

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

 

VOLUNTEER

High Park Stewards

Invasive Species Removal and Boulevard Beds

Sunday, Aug. 27, 10:30am to 12:30pm

Meet us in front of the Grenadier Restaurant, rain or shine

More stewardship program information and photos.

Follow us on      VOLUNTEER!

Plant Sale 2017 photos and volunteers

Special Stewards 20th Anniversary page

 
 

Natural Environment Committee

Next meeting: Wednesday, August 16, 6.45pm at the Howard Park Tennis Club. Read the January 2017 issue of UPDATE with news from our recent activities. PAST ISSUES. 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.

 
 

RESOURCES

NATIVE PLANT GARDENING

See a list of gardening resources.

Native Plant Sale.

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

 

WHAT'S THAT FLOWER?

Wendy Rothwell has created a beautiful and informative website Wildflowers of Toronto's High Park. Wildflowers may be searched by botanical name and by colour.

 

RESEARCH ITEMS

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

 
 

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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