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Partial Solar Eclipse Day at the High Park Nature Centre
September 01, 2017 by Andrew Yee, Astronomer
On August 21 a partial solar eclipse of various degree happened in North America, except the lucky places along a 110 km wide path that ran diagonally from northwest to southeast U.S. where a total eclipse was visible. The day was sunny in the Great...
Solar Eclipse 2017!
August 18, 2017 by Andrew Yee
On Monday August 21 all of Canada will experience a partial solar eclipse of various degrees as shown in the map below (full resolution of the map is available here). The further south a location, the greater extent of the partial eclipse. In G...
Tales from OURSpace
July 27, 2017 by Sarah Halonen
What follows is a collection of short stories highlighting a handful of memorable experiences encountered by some of the many visitors in OURSpace. OURSpace is the High Park Nature Centre’s outdoor classroom and restoration space. While OURSpace’s s...
Tick Aware in Toronto
June 22, 2017 by Nature Centre
Here at the Nature Centre, we believe that being outdoors is vitally important to human health. We love exploring and stewarding natural spaces in High Park and know that many of you share in our love of being outdoors in green spaces across the city...
Happiness in Hibernation
March 29, 2017 by Gar Concannon
Spring is officially here!  Recently I wrote about the dietary habits of wildlife in winter in High Park and hopefully you managed to find some time for some animal spotting in High Park since then. If not, rest assured as spring is upon us and...
Three Baby Animals You Might See in High Park This Spring
March 28, 2017 by Laura De Vuono
As April approaches, High Park is beginning to show some sure signs of spring. Although we are still due some uncertain weather before spring has fully sprung, this is a great time to explore the park and look for the first signs of the new season. O...
Winter Diet for the Animals of High Park
March 06, 2017 by Gar Concannon
The recent snow melt and increase in temperatures of late have transformed High Park into an early spring landscape for all to enjoy.  As you are walking through the park exploring the paths and trails, it’s hard to imagine that animals have sta...
Coniferous Tree ID: Scots Pine
February 27, 2017 by Laura De Vuono
Unlike deciduous trees whose defining characteristics make them easier to identify, many coniferous trees can look very similar. If you take a closer look at their bark, needles, and seeds, however, it’s clear that every pine, fir, and cedar has a pe...
Tiny but Mighty: The Red-Breasted Nuthatch
January 19, 2017 by Laura De Vuono
Top 5 Things to Do in High Park in Winter
December 25, 2016 by Theresa Ogurian
Despite appearances this January, winter is the coldest season of the year. It is the time of the year when the temperature drops and snow falls. It is the time when some animals hibernate and some birds migrate to warmer climates. With the warm jack...
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