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:
The Indian Signal Tree, an unusually formed Bur oak in Cascade Valley Metro Park, was reportedly shaped by Native Americans to serve as a marker on the old Portage Trail between the Cuyahoga and Tuscarawas rivers.
Sassafras trees are best known for the aromatic tea that is made by boiling the bark of their roots.