Local Plants & Animals

Over 1000 people joined in the Boston Area City Nature Celebration and we identified 1761 species! Thank you for your contributions. Keep getting out in your backyards and our wonderful Conservation Areas to enjoy nature.


Watch our video made by one of our Conservation Commissioners, Gail Lima, highlighting one of our native plants, summersweet, which is blooming sweetly now. As Gail points out, observe and admire but do not disturb or remove plants or eat plants you are unfamiliar with.

See Gail showing us what we can find nearby, sometimes without even leaving home:

Check out the Burlington MA Conservation YouTube channel for more videos.