Category: Wildlife

  • Mightier Than a Martial Arts Proficient Turtle

    Mightier Than a Martial Arts Proficient Turtle

    Our heroic tale takes us back to a time when we were innocently hoping for a nice hot summer (amazingly enough our campers did swim at every opportunity throughout the season!). A time when school was slowly winding down and student’s attentions were focused elsewhere. We start our (martial arts and New York sewer system free) story along the edge […]

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  • The 2013 Prescribed Burn in High Park

    We had the amazing opportunity to watch part of this year’s controlled burn here in High Park. The rare Black Oak Savannah habitat found in the Park was once subject to frequent forest fires.  The native plants in the Black Oak Savannah have adapted over thousands of years to survive these regular forest fires. The fires […]

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  • Prescribed Burn in High Park

    If you noticed the smoke coming from the west end on Thursday then you saw the prescribed burn done here in High Park.  Almost every spring the Black Oak Savannah gets a small, controlled dose of forest fire to keep it healthy and help it regenerate. The Black Oak Savannah is a rare type of […]

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  • File This One Under: Slightly Gross But Totally Cool!

    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 […]

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  • The White Squirrel …

    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 […]

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  • ‘Tis The Season For Mulled Cider!

    There’s some tasty local, organic cider still available at your local farmer’s market these days and what better time for a nice warm treat?  It’s a pretty simple process to mull cider.  The basic version is your apple/cinnamon combo! Mulled Apple Cider: 1-2 L Local Apple Cider 1-2 cinnamon sticks (2 to 3 tsp, or […]

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