A growing community of citizen naturalists from around the globe is contributing hundreds of nature observations every day with iNaturalist. You can help, too.
By using the iNaturalist website or smartphone app, local observations can be turned into research-grade Citizen Science data that helps Metro Parks biologists and, ultimately, scientists around the world.
Visit iNaturalist.org to create an account. From there, you can browse using the projects tab to learn more about the Lower Lake Erie Region Citizen Science Inventory. To go mobile, download the free smartphone app from the Apple store or Android marketplace.
Below you'll find the most recent observations to the Lower Lake Erie Region Citizen Science Inventory through iNaturalist.
Watch our YouTube video about the project:
Species of Concern
The Metro Parks are home to the federally threatened northern monkshood and the federally endangered Indiana bat.
Deep Lock Quarry is home to more Ohio buckeye trees than any other Metro Park in Summit County.