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Saturday, June 22: Stone Zoo will close at 3pm (last tickets sold at 2pm) in preparation for our event, A Wild Affair. Please plan your visit accordingly!

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Urban Boston Conservation Projects

Boston Area City Nature Challenge

Boston Area City Nature Challenge

The Boston City Nature Challenge is an international effort to find and document plants and wildlife in cities across the globe. Join us!

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Franklin Park Biodiversity Project

We're monitoring native and invasive species to develop a better understanding of how they can coexist in an urban landscape and prevent further population declines. Community collaboration is encouraged!

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Turtles at the Arnold Arboretum

The Arboretum is an oasis in the city of Boston, not just for trees, but also many species of wildlife. We’ve partnered with the Arboretum to monitor and protect the turtles that live in their ponds.

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Dark Sky Initiative

ZNE is a member of the International Dark Sky Association, dedicated to advancing education and policy initiatives aimed at mitigating the harmful effects of outdoor lighting on wildlife and the environment.