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Word of the Week: Iridescence
January 15, 2019 by Haya Aldoori
Welcome to Word of the Week! Stay tuned for a new word each Friday to amp up your nature vocabulary!...
Marcescence in High Park
January 10, 2019 by Nicola Fellows
What is Marcescence? Marcescence is the retention of dead plant organs that are normally shed. During the fall you’ll see trees gradually lose all of their dead leaves, however there are certain trees where all of their leaves stay on their branches...
Word of the Week: Cathemeral
January 09, 2019 by Haya Aldoori
Welcome to Word of the Week! Stay tuned for a new word each Friday to amp up your nature vocabulary!...
An Interview with Nancy Barrett
January 03, 2019 by Haya Aldoori
On January 19, Nancy Barrett will be leading a workshop to help participants learn the tips and techniques which will help them gain confidence and improve their skills when it comes to photographing winter birds. We had a few questions for Nancy an...
Red-bellied Woodpecker
January 02, 2019 by Haya Aldoori
It is a beautiful cool winter day in High Park. As you walk through the trails, the bare tree branches are covered in a white blanket of snow. You slowly look up at the trees, following the line that is the trunk and suddenly, some bright red feather...
Word of the Week: Carapace
January 02, 2019 by Haya Aldoori
Welcome to Word of the Week! Stay tuned for a new word each Friday to amp up your nature vocabulary!...
Word of the Week: Hibernaculum
December 26, 2018 by Haya Aldoori
Welcome to Word of the Week! Stay tuned for a new word each Friday to amp up your nature vocabulary!...
Red-necked Grebe
December 20, 2018 by Haya Aldoori
Early on a Saturday morning, the participants in our “Winter Bird Count for Kids” walked through the many trails in High Park and made their way down to Grenadier Pond in search of as many birds as they could find. While looking out over the water, s...
Word of the Week: Supercilium
December 14, 2018 by Haya Aldoori
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Word of the Week: Bole
December 12, 2018 by Jon Hayes
Bole (noun): the trunk of a tree. The part of the tree between the roots and the main branching area is called the "bole". The bole itself is made up of 5 parts: outer bark, inner bark, cambium, sapwood, and heartwood. A bole serves many roles in an ...
Word of the Week: Fascicle
December 05, 2018 by Jon Hayes
Fascicle (noun): a bundle of leaves or flowers growing crowded together. Pine needles grow in fascicles, bundled together. The number of needles in a fascicle can help you identify the species of pine. White pine is well-known for having 5 needles in...
Mice
December 04, 2018 by Jon Hayes
Last week, we spotted this little mouse in the north east corner of High Park. High Park has two mouse species - house mice, deer mice as well as the closely related meadow voles. Mice are incredible creatures! They can squeeze through spaces as thin...
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