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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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May 16, 2022

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7.46K reviews
Liz Smith
May 4, 2022
Easy and fun to use, like a real life pokedex! It's nice knowing what the plants and animals I see every day are called. And when I travel I can learn about new species I see. I haven't encountered any problems uploading photos. The browser version has a cool map and a way to see how you compare to other users.
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Melissa Duffy
March 1, 2022
Easy to use. Love being able to contribute as a naturalist to document presence and numbers of local organisms. Love that experts confirm or suggest new species for my photo. A favorite app of mine! Especially excellent is the ease of taking pictures of an organism at the moment I am attempting to ID them. I love the AI photo comparisons and knowledge base of this site. Most of the time these comparisons and aid suggestions in relation to my photos are either accurate species matches or close
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A Google user
November 19, 2020
The iNaturalist project is absolutely awesome for anyone who likes to record their wildlife sightings or wants help identifying the animals, plants, etc. that they see. The Android app is kind of buggy and clunky, but still worthwhile. It performs very poorly on slow internet connections (worse than other apps), and the "Explore" feature is unusable on older phones due to constant crashes. I wish I had more time to make proper bug reports, but I don't. The developers are usually very responsive.
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