Bio Blitz

Have you ever wondered what that fascinating insect was or unusual flower that you saw in the park? Or maybe you just found something really cool and wished you had someone to share it with. If this sounds familiar, consider joining the Gorman Nature Center All Taxa Biotic Inventory (ATBI) Biodiversity Project  or "Bio Blitz." Found on the iNaturalist website, the Gorman Nature Center ATBI Biodiversity Project is an opportunity for all levels of naturalists and outdoor enthusiasts to share, learn, and interact with like-minded individuals. As a fantastic byproduct, the iNaturalist site allows users to contribute to an ever-growing body of knowledge documenting the biodiversity that RCPD parks have to offer. Capturing and recording this information is crucial to the protection and preservation of our natural resources for the enhacement and benefit of future generations. So if you enjoy visitng RCPD parks, take a few minutes to check out the site, and, better yet, register and try posting a few pictures of your own!

How to Create an iNaturalist Account
Go to and click on "Sign Up!" to create an account. You can choose to sign in to iNaturalist by creating a log in/password or by using Facebook, Twitter, Google account, Flicker, or Yahoo. If you would like to be able to access iNaturalist from your iPhone or smartphone, there are links located at the bottom of the "Sign Up!" page as well. Once you successfully create an account, you can find the Gorman Nature Center ATBI Biodiversity Project by clicking on "Projects" at the top left of the page.

View more observations from the Gorman Nature Center ATBI Biodiversity Project

About Our Parks

Our parks and staff are dedicated to education, enjoyment and preservation of Richland County's natural areas and inhabitants. Our goal is pursued by preserving natural areas for people to experience, and by providing opportunities for people of all ages to learn about the rich diversity of life and habitats in our county.

Our Location

Gorman Nature Center
2295 Lexington Avenue
Mansfield, Ohio 44907

Hours of Operation
Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(Closed Sunday-Monday and Federal Holidays. Trails are open daily from dawn to dusk.)

419-884-FROG (3764)

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