Cambridge Outdoors

playing, learning, and being outdoors in Cambridge, Mass.

Visit, Support & Share the Love of Cambridge’s Wild Places


Friday, September 14th

11:00am to 12:00 noon

Seasonal Walkabout at Black’s Nook

Meets at Maher Park, 650 Concord Ave

Come out for a seasonal walkabout with Ranger Jean at Black’s Nook. We will monitor wildlife by sign, track or presence, and make note of weather, state of plants, condition of water and other abiotic resources. You can help chart the seasonal changes of some of our most active wildlife spots, or simply come to enjoy the walk. Come dressed to be outdoors for the hour. All knowledge levels welcome. We will be walking off-path. Service dogs only, please. To RSVP, please contact Ranger Jean at (508) 562-7605 or email Heavy rain postpones to the following Friday.

Sunday, September 16th

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Welcome to Fresh Pond! @ Kingsley Park

Meets at Ranger Station, 250 Fresh Pond Parkway

Are you new to Cambridge or the Fresh Pond area? Looking to learn more about restoration on the Reservation? Join Ranger Jean for an introductory tour of Kingsley Park. The tour will cover the rich human and natural history of the land, as well as new improvements. A great opportunity to bring questions or to see what Fresh Pond Reservation is all about! For any RSVPs or questions, please email or call (508) 562-7605.

Sunday, September 23rd

10:00am to 11:30am

Meadow Wildflower Walk with Ted Elliman

Meets at Maher Park, 650 Concord Ave.

If you wish that you could identify the wildflowers you see lining the paths around Fresh Pond, this walk might be perfect for you! Ted Elliman of the New England Wildflower Society will lead a walk around our lovely meadows, demonstrating the use of identification guides and sharing information about some of our most lovely floral inhabitants.  Feel free to bring a hand lens or your favorite wildflower guide!  Please contact Catherine Pedemonti with any questions at


Ongoing Outdoor Volunteer Opportunities in Cambridge

To stay in touch about volunteer opportunities at Fresh Pond Reservation, contact or

More opportunities:

The Cambridge Department of Public Works has volunteer opportunities, including landscaping and “adopt a storm drain.”

The Charles River Watershed Association engages volunteers to draw water samples, including at Cambridge locations. Click here for information.


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