Come on out to our Little BioBlitz, an event for children, youth, and families! Join the High Park Nature Centre’s educators and guest expert naturalists as we identify and count as many species as possible in OURSpace, our outdoor classroom and restoration space! Free family-friendly workshops will be offered from 7AM to 10PM to introduce nature lovers to the amazing plants, animals, birds and insects of High Park.
* Please note that parking will be limited throughout the park as athletic tents associated with the Invictus Games will occupy over half of the Grenadier Cafe’s parking lot. We recommend walking, biking or taking the TTC to the Little BioBlitz!
7:00 am – Birds with Emily Rondel (Bird Studies Canada)
8:00 am – iNaturalists for beginners with Jon Hayes and Kate Armstrong (High Park Nature Centre)
9:00 am – Native plants with naturalist Liz Hood
10:00 am – Bees with Susan Frye (University of Toronto)
11:00 am – Dragonflies with Terrestrial Ecologist David d’Entremont
12: 00 pm – Break
1:00 pm – Lawn Weeds with naturalist Liz Hood
2:00 pm – Butterflies with Terrestrial Ecologist David d’Entremont
3:00 pm – Insects and other bugs with Taylor Leedahl
4:00 pm – Planting Native Plants with Sarah Halonen (High Park Nature Centre)
5:00 pm – Break
6:00 pm – Mushrooms and Other Fungi with Kami Valkova (High Park Nature Centre)
7:00 pm – iNaturalist for beginners with Jon Hayes and Kate Armstrong (High Park Nature Centre)
8:00 pm – Bats with Cylita Guy (University of Toronto – Ratcliffe Lab)
9:00 pm – Moths with High Park Moth Study Group
Thank you to our partners in this event, including Bird Studies Canada, the High Park Bee Monitoring Club, High Park Moth Study Group, Toronto Field Naturalists and the Ratcliffe Lab – University of Toronto.
Support for the High Park Nature Centre’s Little BioBlitz is provided by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.
Thank you to the W. Garfield Weston Foundation, the Ontario Trillium Foundation and Park People for making our outdoor classroom project come to life!