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About this app

One of the world's most popular nature apps, iNaturalist helps you identify the plants and animals around you. Get connected with a community of over 400,000 scientists and naturalists who can help you learn more about nature! What's more, by recording and sharing your observations, you'll create research quality data for scientists working to better understand and protect nature. iNaturalist is a joint initiative by the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society.

• Discover species new to you both near and far
• Record your own observations and share them with the community
• Receive suggestions and crowdsourced identifications of what you've seen
• Discuss and help others identify what they've seen
• Follow projects comprised of smaller communities and fellow citizen scientists passionate about a particular place and/or species

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Updated on
Aug 8, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 5 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
7.83K reviews
Nick A.
August 3, 2022
Really love this app as an extension of the website! but there are a lot of features I wish were on it. For one, a "research grade" marker on my posts that are verified would be nice, because it's on everyone else's profile but your own. The app is also buggy and can be slow / crash doing basic tasks. I also see a lot of my posts duplicated on my profile, even though they aren't on the website. Clearing app data fixes this, but then it happens with new posts... besides that, the app is great!
11 people found this review helpful
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Eric St. Laurent
July 23, 2022
This app was amazing for the first few days I used it! It helped me identify some things I had photos of saved in my phone, and is very accurate and fun to use. Unfortunately, it has suspended my account for an unknown reason. Even after resetting my password, uninstalling and downloading the app again, I am still not allowed back in. I've read in other reviews that the app is buggy on Android, so maybe this is an issue on my end. Hopefully I can have access again soon and get back to it!
45 people found this review helpful
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May 23, 2022
I recently tried using this after not using it all winter and the updates have made it really difficult to use on Android. I try to select an image to upload and the screen turns completely black/crashing after picking "select image" option. I often use multiple images for an proper ID of plants and this bug makes it where I struggle to upload even one photo. I otherwise really love this app. Please try and fix the bugs for Android!
140 people found this review helpful
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What's new

* Upload should continue even if a single observation or photo fails
* Fixed a bug in which a negative observation count was shown in some circumstances