Anyone with a passion for nature, photography, and our planet's protection can be a naturalist. With the new NatureSpots App, you can record and share your animal, plant, or fungi observations and habitat discoveries outdoors with a community. The App contains no ads and is non-commercial.
Create your diary about your nature sightings while hiking, gardening and while being outdoors! Once you start you won't be able to stop - suddenly you'll know more plants, mushrooms, and animals than ever before. You'll explore new natural habitats with your smartphone and reveal secret worlds. You'll make wildlife discoveries and get to know your surroundings better. The NatureSpots App is your companion on travels, walks, hikes.
With NatureSpots you can:
+ Add your nature observations on the map - it's quick and easy!
+ Share photos of animals, plants, and fungi
+ Add habitat observations and record their status
+ An active community helps you with species identification
+ Add to your collection of findings and discoveries
+ Enjoy the beauty of nature together with like-minded people
+ Contribute to a common cause of creating an Open Data nature inventory
+ Start protecting biodiversity and nature and share your experiences
Share your photos of nature observations
You can share photos of animals, plants, and mushrooms with the community and enter habitats on the map. Participation is easy: take or select a photo and input your classification. The App is working together with Wikipedia, and you can select any animal, plant, or mushroom species from around the world!
If you do not know the species' name, you can mark that, and others in the App can help you with the identification.
A new community about nature & wildlife observations
You can browse others' nature photos and interact with them by leaving a quick comment, asking a question, or like the photo by giving a heart. Like yourself, other nature enthusiasts contribute their discoveries and knowledge in the App. We help each other with species identification, and our collective swarm intelligence is ready to stand always at your side. After joining up, the App is ready from the start, and you can upload the first photograph of the wildlife or a natural habitat immediately.
Non-commercial and independent
You can freely set up your user profile as you like and register with a minimum amount of personal data processed. There is no commercial interest behind Nature Spots, we respect your digital privacy, and we do not include trackers in the App.
NatureSpots is built by the team behind the Citizen Science platform SPOTTERON. Having an independent and community-driven App can help engage more people in caring about nature and biodiversity. One can only protect what is known - and in times of the loss of biodiversity, climate change, and dangers to our environment, this is more important than ever.
NatureSpots is not just a photo app for nature exploration - together, we are also creating a nature inventory. In the App, you can add attributes like "Invasive species" or the number of observed animals, plants, or mushrooms. Your entries help to document biodiversity or to re-discover endangered species. With such data, we can understand the threat to wildlife and ecology better. All entries are published anonymously as open data and can be freely used by nature conservation organizations, local initiatives, or scientists. On the online map at www.naturespots.net/map, you can download the anonymized data-set to do your research or analysis, either in your region or globally.
We invite initiatives, nature conservation projects, and associations to be part of NatureSpots! Nature conservation projects can use the outdoor app free of charge and collect data on biodiversity or the threat to habitats. Learn more on our website www.naturespots.net.
Start observing nature today!