Have you come across an insect, tree, or animal in Boise’s parks and wondered what it was? The new guide will help educate people about the wildlife and habitat they see in Boise’s parks. Topic areas include mammals, birds of prey, insects, water birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, trees and plants. You can see it HERE.
“The Nature Guide for Boise Parks is an important addition to our on-going environmental education efforts,” says Jerry Pugh, community programs coordinator. “The site guides users to a myriad of information made available from the City and other resources.”
Photographs used in the guide were donated by local photographers Daniel Gonzalez, Bob Ellis, and Bill Grange. Most of the photos were taken in Boise’s parks, reserves, or other facilities operated by the City of Boise. Content direction was provided by Boise city staff, Idaho Fish and Game, and the U.S. Geological Survey.
The Nature Guide is offered through the city’s Boise Environmental Education (BEE) program. BEE is a multi-agency partnership that provides environmental lessons and programs to children and adults.