Where is a good place to observe wildlife in Paris France?
I was able to see some birds and bees at Bois de Boulogne last year
I’d say it depends a lot on how far from Paris you’re willing to accept (which might depend on whether you’re driving, taking public transports with a day ticket, etc.).
Paris is pretty much surrounded by forests, I’d say the three most biggest and most famous are Fontainebleau, Rambouillet and Ermenonville. The Bois de Boulogne and Bois de Vincennes are smaller, more park-like and possibly less safe, but they are closer to Paris (just beyond the Périphérique) and may very well still be worth it for smaller wildlife.
Using the iNaturalist Explore filters, there appears to be a place defined for Paris (maybe too narrowly for your needs…) EDIT: The next larger place you could use is Île-de-France (place_id=10577).
Adding some parameters to exclude captive/cultivated observations (that have been marked as such), exclude observations with geoprivacy set, and limit accuracy to within 1/2 km, yields the following search URL:
You can zoom in on this map to see where there are concentrations of existing observations, which may guide you toward or away from those areas as you prefer… And you can adjust the accuracy threshold as you see fit.
I used to go there often, when I lived in Châtillon (Hauts-de-Seine) :
It was before I got a digital camera.
There are several orchid species, not yet shown on iNat.
There is a car park, in the center (access from the north, only).
Or by bus from Paris (see the D2 road).
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