Have you ever wondered how many species of trees are within Cleveland Metroparks? Or perhaps you've wished that you could easily keep track of the different bird species you've seen within Cleveland Metroparks? Well, now you can!
Cleveland Metroparks has updated its eight
plant and animal species checklists, and for the first time is posting them online! To view and print our checklists, find them here
These checklists make an excellent addition to your walks or hikes within Cleveland Metroparks. They may cause you to slow down, and take a closer look while out on your favorite trail, perhaps discovering something new. Or, use the checklists to keep track of all the species you see within the Cleveland Metroparks over a year. If you're really ambitious, see how many species you can find in a month, and then do the same the next month, and the next, and the next, and so on. Compare your lists month to month (or year to year). Which species left? Which species arrived? Which species remained here the whole time?
Perhaps you'd love to use our checklists, but aren't confident enough in your identification skills. No problem! You can ask your local naturalist to help you identify a species you're having trouble with. Or, attend one of the many programs our naturalists lead, so you can learn more about the different species, and you'll be able to identify it yourself next time. You can find a complete calendar of our programs here
. Or perhaps you're more of a do-it-your-selfer, in which case you can find many handy guides to different species within Cleveland Metroparks for sale in our stores and online.
We hope that you enjoy using our checklists and that they create a more immersive experience in Cleveland Metroparks.