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Our Urban Naturalist club is for adults who want to develop their naturalist skills, learn more plant and animal identification, and bond with other nature lovers!
Fall 2022 Urban Naturalists
We want everyone to have an opportunity to explore nature with us! If cost is prohibitive to you, please check out our Happy Camper Fund Bursary.
To check out our Kids' Nature Clubs, click here.
Urban Naturalists will take place at the High Park Nature Centre Forest School located at 375 Colborne Lodge Drive.
Please note, High Park is closed to cars on the weekends. If your program is on a weekend, you will need to park outside the park and walk in, or take transit (we are just south of High Park subway).
Our Happy Camper Fund Bursary has been extended to include Nature Clubs! If you are in need of financial aid to attend our programs, please apply here.
Please note you will need to register for a club first before we look at your bursary application.
What did you enjoy most about Urban Naturalists?
“All of it. It was an absolute joy to spend every second Saturday morning learning about birds, trees, fungi, edible/medicinal plants, park history, etc. Julie [the Nature Centre leader] was fabulous: knowledgeable, generous, curious, and with an infectious enthusiasm for the park and for the natural world in general. Although the fungi were my absolute favourites (which involved a lot of looking down and closely), I loved that each week asked us to use our eyes — and other senses — differently. Thank you so much for such an amazing experience, and I will definitely be back.”
“Everything! The hikes, learning about different things I didn’t even know to be curious about before, looking at & experiencing the park in new ways, benefiting from the interests & curiosity of other participants and Julie’s [the Nature Centre Leader] enthusiasm & encouragement. Participating in Urban Naturalists has been one of the highlights of the year & I’m excited to return in the fall. The highlight of this season for me was making garlic mustard pesto – delish!”
“Walking around High Park with an exceptionally knowledgeable and generous guide. Focus on parts of the park that are not as easily seen: small details, histories, etc. Conversation with other members of the group who are also keepers of important knowledges.”
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