Plan ahead! Franklin Park Zoo will be closed to the public all day on Sunday, July 28 due to a private event. If you would like to visit the Zoo on this day, we are happy to welcome you to Stone Zoo which will be open regular hours from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Franklin Park's Scarboro Pond

Biodiversity Walks

Pre-registration required.

Even in the heart of the city, we're surrounded by incredible wildlife. On these upcoming walks, learn how to look for and identify a range of native species from insects to birds to small mammals.

Please note:
• Participants should come prepared to walk in the woods and should dress accordingly by wearing long pants, sturdy walking shoes, and bug spray.
• If raining, the walk will be cancelled. Please check the website to make sure the scheduled walk is happening.

Upcoming Walks:

Friday, July 19

  • 7:30 a.m.
    Birding at Scarboro Pond

    Bring your binoculars and your field guide of choice as you join a member of the Zoo New England Conservation department to locate and identify birds within Franklin Park.
    Meet at Pond Circle | View GPS Coordinates on Google Map
    Register below
  • 12:00 p.m.
    Nature Walk

    Spend the lunch hour with a member of the Zoo New England Conservation department to notice the mid-day activity of birds and other animals in the Wilderness section of Franklin Park.
    Meet at the Giraffe Entrance | View GPS Coordinates on Google Map
    Register below

Saturday July 20, 7:30 a.m.

Birding at Scarboro Pond
Bring your binoculars and your field guide of choice as you join a member of the Zoo New England Conservation department to locate and identify birds within Franklin Park. 
Meet at Pond Circle | View GPS Coordinates on Google Map
Register below

Tuesday July 23

  • 7:30 a.m.
    Birding at Scarboro Pond
    Bring your binoculars and your field guide of choice as you join a member of the Zoo New England Conservation department to locate and identify birds within Franklin Park. 
    Meet at Pond Circle | View GPS Coordinates on Google Map
    Register below
  • 12:00 p.m.
    Nature Walk

    Spend the lunch hour with a member of the Zoo New England Conservation department to notice the mid-day activity of birds and other animals in the Wilderness section of Franklin Park.
    Meet at the Giraffe Entrance | View GPS Coordinates on Google Map
    Register below

Friday July 26

  • 7:30 a.m.
    Birding at Scarboro Pond

    Bring your binoculars and your field guide of choice as you join a member of the Zoo New England Conservation department to locate and identify birds within Franklin Park.
    Meet at Pond Circle | View GPS Coordinates on Google Map
    Register below
  • 12:00 p.m.
    Nature Walk

    Spend the lunch hour with a member of the Zoo New England Conservation department to notice the mid-day activity of birds and other animals in the Wilderness section of Franklin Park.
    Meet at the Giraffe Entrance | View GPS Coordinates on Google Map
    Register below

Saturday July 27

  • 7:30 a.m.
    Birding at Scarboro Pond

    Bring your binoculars and your field guide of choice as you join a member of the Zoo New England Conservation department to locate and identify birds within Franklin Park.
    Meet at Pond Circle | View GPS Coordinates on Google Map
    Register below
  • 9:00 p.m.
    Moth night at the Zoo

    Join members of the Zoo New England Conservation Department in coordination with the New England Entomological Society to see the night-flying insects within Franklin Park Zoo! Special lights will be used to draw in moths and other nocturnal creatures, to be photographed and identified. Learn the techniques used by the experts and maybe pick up a new hobby!
    Meet at the Zebra Entrance | View GPS Coordinates on Google Map
    Register below

Sunday July 28, 10:00 a.m.

Nature walk 
Join a member of the Zoo New England Conservation department and explore the wild side of the city inside Franklin Park—birds, insects, mushrooms, we’ll look for them all!
Meet at Pond Circle | View GPS Coordinates on Google Map
Register below

Wednesday, August 21, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Join us for a night walk around Scarboro Pond in Franklin Park. We'll be using a bat detector device to identify and record different local bat species and their echolocation.
Meet at Scarboro Pond | View GPS Coordinates on Google Map
Register below

 


 

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