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Milkweed Count Community Science Project in High Park

Saturday, July 27, 10-11:30AM

NOTE: Pre-registration is required for all our events, hikes and workshops. We do this to ensure we don’t exceed our capacity for indoor events or the maximum limits for group sizes on High Park’s ecologically sensitive trails. Please register on our website before coming to High Park.

We cannot guarantee availability of walk-in spots. If an event is at capacity, please put yourself on our waitlist. We will notify waitlisted participants if we open up new spots or sessions for our events. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Milkweed Count Community Science Project in High Park Details

Join us in High Park for Milkweed Count, a community science project to count milkweed plants, the host plant for the Monarch Butterfly. We’ll walk through the park, tallying all the milkweed plants we spot, and discuss the importance of native plants in supporting healthy, diverse ecosystems.

Note: Milkweed is a wild plant which sometimes grow where they choose. We might not see any during the event — and that’s OK too! Not finding milkweed is still important data.

Price: Pay what you can ($0, $5 or $10)

Note: This is a stewardship event. Attend 10 stewardship events and get a bandana for free. Check out our Special Events webpage to learn more.

Saturday, July 27, 10-11:30AM

This event will begin at the High Park Nature Centre’s Forest School building located at 375 Colborne Lodge Drive.

A number of changes were made to the travel network within High Park as part of the High Park Movement Strategy that might influence your decision to drive to High Park. In case you’re driving we strongly recommend you to park your car at the public parking lot near Grenadier Cafe.

We continue to recommend using the TTC or biking as the best way to get to High Park and the Nature Centre. The Nature Centre is situated just a 5-minute walk from the High Park Subway Station. In case you were biking, there are bike racks available in front of the Nature Centre.

Please note, High Park is closed to cars on the weekends. If your event is on a weekend, you will need to park outside the park and walk in, or take transit.

Visit our How To Get Here page to learn more about planning your trips to High Park.

Pay what you can ($0, $5 or $10)

Hike routes through High Park might include some uneven terrain and mild slopes.

We welcome registered therapy or guide dogs to our events. However, we kindly ask that that family pets be left at home.

This event is funded by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. We are grateful for their generous support of this and our other events, hikes and workshops in High Park.

Registration Policies

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Thank You To Our Funders​

Milkweed Count Community Science Project in High Park​ is supported by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. We are grateful for their generous support of this and our other stewardship events in High Park.