On Your Own Opportunities

iNaturalist Projects

iNaturalist is a great way to explore wildlife diversity in Stark Parks. Several collection projects have been set up at various parks and you are invited to join them.

Any observations made will automatically be added to a project.  You can also see other observations and the wildlife that have been in the park area.  

To get started with iNaturalist visit this link or or download free the iNaturalist app.


Bee Monitoring

Using the iNaturalist app, you can help record bee sightings in several parks where restoration efforts have included prairie areas at Fry Family Park, Quail Hollow Park, and Tam O’Shanter Park.  It is easy-beesy!  Spot a bee on a plant or somewhere else in the park and take a picture and then upload to iNaturalist.

You don’t necessarily have to identify the bees, iNaturalist will suggest the species and we will help confirm after submission.