Boise Parks & Rec online nature guide educates public about wildlife, habitat in Boise Parks
The landing page of the Boise Parks & Recreation Department online nature guidePhoto: Image by Boise Parks and Recreation Department
The Boise Parks & Recreation Department has launched a new online nature guide to educate the public about the wildlife and habitat they experience in Boise’s parks.
The new guide is available at parks.cityofboise.org/nature-guide. Users can look up photos of reptiles, mammals, insects, trees, plants and more to identity what they see while they’re out and about.
“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 City of Boise staff, Idaho Fish & 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.
While the guide is accessible on smart phones there is currently no app available. The Parks & Rec Department hopes to develop an app as they receive more information and feedback about the guide.
For more information, please see parks.cityofboise.org or call (208) 608-7600.