Boise Parks Community Education
The goal of the Boise Parks & Recreation community education program is to enhance enjoyment of our parks and open spaces by fostering awareness and understanding of the important role they play in our lives. We strive to nurture curiosity by presenting opportunities to explore the natural world within our urban and suburban settings. We invite you to visit this webpage often to view our current event listings, program highlights, self-guided activities and other educational opportunities.
Come take a "Walk on the Wild Side" with Boise Parks & Recreation! Guests will explore the wildlife at Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve and learn about the plants, animals and insects that call this special place home.
The guided tour takes about 1 - 1.5 hours to complete and is about 1.2 miles in length. At the tour's conclusion, participants may help care for the park by pruning back vegetation from pathways and public access points. Tools will be provided.
Interested in participating? Sign up here.
Note: Tour will only take take place if a minimum of 10 people register.
Field Guide to Boise's Birds
Birds can be found in just about every setting within the city, from urban microparks to the sprawling foothills that border our northeastern edge. They visit backyard feeders, perch in low shrubs and on tall structures, swim in our river, lakes, and ponds, nest in our trees and soar overhead. A variety of habitats in and around the city support and attract hundreds of species, and we invite you to explore some of the most common
"Field Guide to Boise's Birds" was developed with the beginning birder in mind, highlighting 99 species that are common to Boise parks, neighborhoods and open spaces. We worked with local experts - professionals and hobbyists - to create a guide that is not only functional and informative in the field, but a beautiful showcase of the stunning local images that were donated by area photographers for use in this publication.
Boise Parks & Recreation’s “Field Guide to Boise’s Birds” is available online and for purchase in print at the Boise Parks & Recreation Administration Office ($8.00 plus tax).