Monthly Nature Exploration - High Park (Sunday, June 18, 2017)
SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2017
HIGH PARK (Toronto, Ont.)
Start time: 10:00 AM
Finish time: 4:00 PM
Attendance: Limited to 12 participants (early registration is advised)
Details: This is the second of five monthly educational nature hikes for this year. Limited to a small group (max 12), this is a great opportunity to learn about nature from a seasoned naturalist in the company of other like-minded individuals.
Format: On this moderate length hike, we will "walk & wonder", stopping frequently to look at birds, wildflowers, trees & shrubs, mammals, reptiles & amphibians, butterflies, dragonflies, mushrooms, or whatever else the group is interested in. Your guide will help identify whatever we encounter and provide loads of interesting information.
Knowledge level: Suitable for all levels, from beginner to advanced.
Physical requirements: Must be able to comfortably walk up to 8 km over trails with some slopes, while carrying a daypack to transport your lunch & drink (we will be having lunch on the trail).
Washrooms: There will be washrooms close to where we stop for lunch.
Note 1: No dogs or other pets.
Note 2: Must be 18 years of age or older to attend.
LIABILITY WAIVER: All participants will be required to sign a liability waiver on the day of the outing.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Depending on the weather forecast, the outing may be cancelled in which case an email will be sent to all registrants by 7:30 AM the morning of the outing. Should the outing be cancelled, a full refund (including service fees) will be provided.
ABOUT HIGH PARK
High Park, established in 1873, is the largest park in the City of Toronto. Its 399 acres contain a diverse range of habitats, including tall-grass meadows, black oak savannahs, woodlands, marshes and ponds. Despite receiving over a million visitors a year, there is still lots of nature to see in this park, including some regionally and nationally rare plant species.
ABOUT YOUR LEADER (Richard Aaron)
Richard is a freelance naturalist with over 25 years of experience in nature study and teaching. Over the years he has done walks, talks and workshops for more than 80 organizations including naturalist clubs, universities, provincial parks, nature festivals, and conservation authorities. He has also worked as a summer staff naturalist at Algonquin Provincial Park.
You can find out about all of Richard's walks, talks & lectures at http://natureknowledge.weebly.com.
DATES OF FUTURE MONTHLY NATURE EXPLORATIONS:
Sun, July 16 - Rouge Park (tentative location)
Sun, Aug 13 - Seaton Trail (Pickering) (tentative location)
Sun, Sept 10 - Happy Valley (King City) (tentative location)
High Park (Toronto) (View)
High Park - Meeting location will emailed after purchase
Toronto, ON M6R 2Z3
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|