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:
Twenty-seven snake species are found in Ohio, but only three are venomous: timber rattle, copperhead and massasauga. None are typically found in Summit County.
Slippery elm trees are named for their inner bark, which is moist and slippery. American Indians used the bark to reduce swelling and take the venom out of a bite or sting. It is still used today to make throat lozenges.
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