iNaturalist

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I use iNaturalist when I encounter plants and animals that intrigue or inspire me by snapping a photo and sharing it to this worldwide database. I do my best to identify the plant, animal, or fungi and when I can’t I use the “Suggest an ID” feature to receive suggestions. Other community members help review my contributions to verify my IDs or suggest alternatives. You can set projects on iNaturalist to have participants add wildlife observations, whether it’s for a short-term bioblitz or a long-term study of your environmental education campus.

close up of monarch butterfly on iris

iNaturalist is a digital tool to help you identify wildlife around you. Connect with a worldwide community who can help you learn more about nature! By recording and sharing observations, you can create research-quality data for scientists working to better understand and protect nature.

You can use iNaturalist when you encounter plants or animals that intrigue or inspire you by snapping a photo and sharing it to this worldwide database. Other community members help to review your contributions to verify your ID's or to suggest alternatives. You can set projects on iNaturalist to have participants add wildlife observations, whether they are for a short-term bioblitz or a long-term study of your environmental education campus.