We are using a site called iNaturalist, a joint initiative of the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society. to catalog sightings of wildlife in Lake Forest Park. iNat’s primary goal is “to connect people to nature, and by that we mean getting people to feel that the non-human world has personal significance, and is worth protecting” and its secondary goal is “to generate scientifically valuable biodiversity data from these personal encounters.” Both of these are in line with our collective role as observers and stewards of our natural environment.
You do not need to join to see the record of sightings, however if you do join (it’s free) you can contribute to the database with your own observations! That would be great – your observations of wildlife in Lake Forest Park will help inform our efforts in preserving our natural environment. You can find out more about iNaturalist at this link: https://www.inaturalist.org/
Below you can link to observations in Lake Forest Park, most of which have been contributed by community members. To simplify finding the information you are seeking, we have made a series of separate links so you can view all sightings or just sightings of specific kinds of organisms (e.g. plants, vertebrates, etc.) Please contribute, and let us know if you have suggestions.
|Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles||Invertebrate animals||Plants/Fungi|