Pollinator Safari

Join Tufts Pollinator Initiative experts for a guided pollinator safari. We will spy tiny herbivores grazing on leaves, watch fierce predators hunting prey, and witness the spectacle of animal migration…all in the middle of the city. Safaris are suitable for all ages, and everyone will get a chance to get up close with our gentle urban pollinators. We hold regular pollinator safaris throughout the year, and in a variety of locations–we hope you can make it!

If you are interested in bringing a TPI Pollinator Safari to your garden, park, or club please get in touch!

2023 Schedule

Cellophane bees: Meet our neighborhood cellophane bees by exploring their nesting aggregation and learning about their identification, biology, and conservation. To get a sense for what we’ll be learning, check out this informational video

  • Saturday April 8, 11am @ Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford Registration
  • Saturday April 15, 11am @ Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge Registration: Registration

Past Safaris

In 2022, we hosted 10 safari for more than 300 community members and saw 53 species of pollinators across all the safaris. In most safaris we glimpsed at least one of each of the Big 5: bees, butterflies, hover flies, wasps, and beetles!

Click on the links below to view a report of the pollinators we saw on select safaris!