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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
Dec 7, 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
8.1K reviews
lucy colby
October 13, 2022
This doesn't come out of the blue as I've used this app for some years. If I could find one to replace it, I would! Locations are often wrong for my own location. Often when I try to suggest an ID, it just goes in circles. Just wasted ANOTHER 20 minutes this morning! Sometimes photos don't match the ID after the fact. I realize these guys are probably operating on a shoestring budget, but trying to use this app is an exercise in futility & frustration! I've grown to absolutely loathe this app!
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Asterid Vawn
August 17, 2022
Extremely helpful identification, very good mapping and decent search feature. I recommend it to anyone and everyone to get them to appreciate and learn about nature. Good UI but very strange, could very much use a large menu button for seeing your favorited sightings; it's an odd choice to not have it included. The identification suggestion feature - the most important part for beginners - is kind of hidden.
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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!
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What's new

* Fixed bug resulting in unintended identifications
* New translations