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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.

Getting Started
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.

Recent Observations
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:


Did You Know?

Clean Creek
The cleanest tributary to the Cuyahoga River, Yellow Creek, runs through O'Neil Woods Metro Park.

Something's Fishy
Although found in our parks, rainbow trout are not native to Ohio. They are historically found in the western United States.

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