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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Using iNaturalist on Your Next Visit to a Park


Consider using iNaturalist during your next park outing to document interesting, beautiful, native, or invasive plants!


In fact, noting the location of invasive plants helps our Parks & Recreation department to tackle the removal of these problem plants - coordinating volunteers or professionals to remove them.


iNaturalist is a citizen science platform used to track, share, and identify nature observations. The app is available for download on your smartphone for free; or you can use it online from a computer.


Possible uses:
  • Get help identifying a plant, animal or insect in your yard
  • Track a plant or nest through the seasons
  • Report a monarch sighting
  • Help to map nature in our parks! Report your observations in our parks by adding to our project: Lansdowne Parks


Getting started with iNaturalist:


iNaturalist Does More Than ID Plants, from Sierra:


Are you an iNaturalist pro? Are you interested in assisting our parks department with using iNaturalist? Please get in touch with us at, as we are adopting this new tool for managing invasives and supporting native plants in our parks!

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