Need a barcode to register your camper for Eco Camp? Here’s the list. Click it for a .pdf file that you can download and for more information or to register click the barcodes on the .pdf file or give us a shout.
We know the snow on the ground doesn’t make it feel much like spring, however, in the office we’re aware of just how quickly we’re galloping towards summer! It’s all the fun stuff starting to happen like camp registrations and hiring new staff (with many returning Camp Counselors! We’re very excited about our great Crew this season!).
If you’ve registered your camper for one (or more ) of our Eco Camp sessions then you’ll be getting a package of camp related information sent to you within the next month (including forms to fill out and send back!). If you haven’t registered yet … we still have a few spaces left but they’re filling pretty quickly. Click on Eco Camp Barcodes 2011 for a list of camp program barcodes and dates then call 416-338-4FUN to register or search the City’s FUN Guide website for more information … our Eco Camps are located at High Park and the Music Garden.
Now if you’re wondering what happened to the Waterfront Eco Camp we ran last year … it’s still here! We’ve just had to change the name to Music Garden Eco Camp.
Something that always amazes us here in High Park is the extent of the wildlife living in this unique urban forest. It’s the biodiversity (the variety of plants and animals) you can find here that’s so important … it’s not just white squirrels! We often see ducks, swans, geese, hawks, Great Blue Herons, Snowy Egrets, Night Herons, foxes, raccoons, rabbits, beavers, muskrats, groundhogs, chipmunks, mice, toads, frogs, turtles and snakes. Every now and then you can also see deer and coyotes.
OK that title needs some sound effects behind it … something along the lines of dun, dun, dun! So have you heard about the sightings of white squirrels here in Toronto? We have so many squirrels in our City that most of us hardly ever notice them. It’s like they’ve become wallpaper, you know it’s there but hardly ever notice it, because it’s always there.
But squirrels, like their feathery counterparts pigeons (a.k.a. Rock Doves), are a lot more interesting than one might think. Have you noticed the colour of the squirrels in your neighbourhood? The main species of squirrel you’ll find in Toronto is the Gray Squirrel, even though they’re fur can often be black. I’ve also noticed many with rusty/red coloured fur (sometimes they’re even 1/2 gray 1/2 rust). There are even one’s with white fur.