Cambridge Outdoors

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Nature in June for Kids and Families

Fresh Pond Day!

SATURDAY JUNE 9, 11:00 to 3:00 p.m.



Animal Detectives: Dragonflies
Sunday, June 17th
11:00am to 12:00 noon
Meets at the Ranger Station, 250 Fresh Parkway (under the clock tower)
June’s spotlight is on the dragonfly. These predators truly are the dragons of their world, let’s explore together how they live. This family program is best suited for kids between 4 and 12. Accompanying adult must be present, service dogs only please, and dress appropriately as this is an outdoor program. Groups please check-in with Ranger Tim at prior to Thursday, June 14th.
Nature Walk
Saturday, June 23rd
10:00am to 11:30am
Meets at Gazebo near Maher Park, 650 Concord Ave.
Join us for a walk through our urban wild. We will explore together the flora and fauna of the Reservation, noting bloom and berry; birds and bugs; and beyond! Feel free to bring binoculars, field guides, a hand lens, journal, camera… or just bring yourself! Beginners are welcome, as are children. Feel free to contact Catherine Pedemonti at with any questions.

Early Summer Scavenger Hunt: Looking for Life In and Around a Small Pond

Meets at Black’s Nook
Saturday, June 23rd
1:00pm to 2:30pm
This is a drop-in style program, come any time between 1 and 2pm to join rangers in exploring the life in and around Black’s Nook at the official start of summer. Every age can benefit from this guided discovery! Bring binoculars and magnifying glasses if you have them.
 The Owlet Debriefed
Saturday, June 30th
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Meets at the Water Treatment Plant, 250 Fresh Pond Parkway
Maybe you’ve heard the news about Cambridge’s most famous baby bird—the owlet. After a season of intrigue, danger, and drama, all worked out for the best in the natural world. You’re invited to Fresh Pond to hear the story from beginning to end about what truly went on here and how we can balance our curiosity with the needs of the wild. For more information, contact Ranger Tim at