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Fall Clubs Registration
Get ready: Fall Clubs registration is around the corner! Registration opens online on Wednesday, July 18 at 7 AM!
Summer Adult Workshops
Learn about plants and insects this summer with Richard Aaron and David D'Entremont!
Wild Bee Buzz Talks
Get all the buzz on bees at Wild Bee Buzz Talks: our summer speaker series! Talks are aimed at ages 8+ and entry is by donation!
High Park at Night: Urban Bat Walks
Look and listen for bats in High Park on four Wednesdays this summer, 8:30 - 10 PM! All ages are welcome!
Family Nature Walks
Guided walks on 6 summer weekdays, usually 1:30 - 3 PM. Click here for the full calendar of walks!


Upcoming Events

Jul
24
By donation
8:15 PM
High Park is lucky enough to be home to many incredible moths! As most moths are nocturnal, this special edition Family Nature Walk will take place in the evening to maximize moth-viewing opportunities. Members of the Toronto Entomological Association will also be on hand to share their knowledge. Join us to find out more about these special creatures and help us find as many varieties as we can! This Family Nature Walk is in partnership with Toronto Entomological Association.This event is great for all ages – bring the whole family! No pre-registration necessary, this is a drop-in event. Suggested donation of $2-$5 per person. Meet at: Square of benches just south of the Grenadier Restaurant

Jul
28
$50 early bird
1:00 PM
Join David d’Entremont as he dives into a whirlwind tour of the Odonata – the amazing and ancient group of flying insects that includes Dragonflies and Damselflies. Learn about Dragonfly and Damselfly biology, anatomy, and identification, and then pull on your hiking boots as we venture out into High Park to see what species can be found nearby. Fee:  $50 Early Bird (Must register at least three weeks in advance)$60 Regular$44 Seniors (age 60+) For more information about this workshop and our policies, please visit our Adult Workshops page.

Aug
1
By donation
1:30 PM
Join us to explore the endangered Black Oak Savannah ecosystem in High Park. Learn indigenous peoples' role in the creation and maintenance of the Savannah and how the city currently continues to restore it through yearly burns. This event is great for all ages – bring the whole family! No pre-registration necessary, this is a drop-in event. Suggested donation of $2-$5 per person. Meet at: High Park Nature Centre located at 375 Colborne Lodge Dr. For more information, check out our Family Nature Walks page.

Aug
1
By donation
7:00 PM
We interact with bees and other pollinators often daily during the warm months in the city. Many of these animals live among us, and some even use infrastructure - including buildings and other structures to nest. This has led to the integration of their needs into the creative process of architecture, design, and materials development. In this talk we will examine existing and proposed products and designs that support pollinators and evaluate their viability and suitability in an urbanizing world. This event is drop-in and suited to an adult and youth ages 8+ audience. Suggested donation is $5. 



Aug
1
By donation
8:30 PM
Let's explore High Park's amazing and mysterious bat populations! Using hand-held bat detectors, we will listen for bats' ultrasonic calls in High Park, explore their habitat, behaviour, and favourite foods as they swoop and loop during their evening, mid-air forage.  Supported by Kiwanis Club of Toronto

Aug
1
By donation
10:00 PM
As the sky fades into night, explore the astrological wonders above us with the help of our new telescope!  This party follows our Urban Bat Walk Supported by Kiwanis Club of Toronto

Aug
8
By donation
1:30 PM
Come and explore the beautiful wetlands surrounding the majestic Grenadier, Toronto’s largest pond! Learn why wetlands are such an important ecosystem and who is lurking above and below Grenadier’s waters. This event is great for all ages – bring the whole family! No pre-registration necessary, this is a drop-in event. Suggested donation of $2-$5 per person. Meet at: Square of benches across the road from Grenadier Restaurant For more information, check out our Family Nature Walks page.

Aug
9
$40 early bird
6:00 PM
Contrary to popular belief, weeds, those pariahs of the plant world, are actually quite fascinating. This workshop will consider weeds from an uncommon perspective – that of a naturalist. We will consider what weeds are, look at their amazing survival skills, ponder some of the behaviours that have garnered them a bad rep, and celebrate the ways many weeds can be used. By the end of this workshop, you might even gain some respect for these botanical outcasts. Your instructor will be Richard Aaron, a popular naturalist and educator who has done many programs for the Nature Centre over the years.  In this workshop, you will: -learn what a weed is (there are several definitions)-find out how weeds got here & how they spread -discover what makes weeds so successful-identify dozens of weed species growing in High Park-discover some of their uses (edible, medicinal, etc.) -learn about the detrimental effects of weedsThis workshop will take place entirely outdoors on High Park trails that are considered moderate in length and terrain. Fee:  $40 Early Bird (Must register at least three weeks in advance) $45 Regular $33 Seniors (age 60+) For more information about this workshop and our policies, please visit our Adult Workshops page.
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