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Saturday, February 23th OR Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 6-8pm or 8-10pm (adult prowl)

Join us to learn all about the owls of High Park! We’ll begin this event with an indoor interactive slideshow that will focus on owl adaptations, what they eat, where they live and the different species that can be found in Toronto.  Each family will dissect an owl pellet. Then we'll go for a walk in the woods!

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Saturday, May 19th, 2018 5-7am

Calling all early birds: flock to High Park at the crack of dawn for a quiet hike to a secluded spot to hear the morning chorus of birdsong as the sun rises. No pre-registration is required for this free event- and there will be coffee!

Dates for 2019 Coming Soon

Wednesdays: July 11th, August 1st & 15th, September 19th 2018
7:00 - 8:00 PM

Join us this summer to learn all about Toronto's native, wild bee populations in this year's Speaker Series, Wild Bee Buzz Talks!  Over the course of four lectures by local bee experts, we will explore everything from High Park's bee phenology, to urban bee survival skills, and the ways we can protect these vital insects for years to come. 

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Wed, July 4th, 8:30 - 10:00 PM:  Urban Bat Walk
Wed, July 11th, 8:30 - 10:00 PM:  Urban Bat Walk
Wed, August 1st, 8:30 - 10:30 PM:  Urban Bat Walk & Star Party
Wed, August 15th, 8:30 - 10:30 PM:  Urban Bat Walk & Star Party

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. As the sky fades into night, stick around to explore the astronomical wonders above us with the help of our new telescope! (Supported by Kiwanis Club of Toronto)

Dates for 2019 Coming Soon

3 Sessions

October 26, 2018 - Families 6–7:45 pm, Late Night (adults) 8-10 pm

October 27, 2018 - Families 6-7:45 pm

This walk through the woodlands will lead to lots of creepy nature spots to learn the not-so-scary truth about bats, spiders, toads, gnomes and much more. Enjoy the night by warming up around a campfire!

Dates for 2019 Coming Soon

October 28, 2018 4–6pm

Come carve a pumpkin and set it afloat with other ghoulish gourds!  Meet at the wading pool in the northwest corner of High Park, just west of the main entrance to High Park at Bloor Street West and High Park Avenue. 

Dates for 2019 Coming Soon

Dec. 15th, 2018 8-9:30am

Join the Winter Bird Count for Kids – a by donation event! You will learn how to use binoculars (please bring your own pair if you have them!), identify birds, and collect data to help with bird conservation efforts.

December 15th 2018

Saturday December 15, 2018.  10 am-12 pm or 1-3 pm

Sunday December 16, 2018. 10 am-12 pm or 1-3 pm

Help decorate an evergreen tree in High Park with handmade pine cone bird feeders and edible garlands for the birds. Hike through the woods and discover how birds like cardinals, nuthatches and woodpeckers survive the winter.

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