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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
Jan 13, 2023

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
8.21K 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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Anthony Rozewski
October 14, 2022
I've been using the app for years now and it's fantastic! One thing I would like to see on the app though is more clear markings showing conservation status, whether a species is introduced, etc. It's shown clearly on each observation in the website and it would be nice to see in the app as well.
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Noah Elis Johnson
September 19, 2022
I enjoy this app a lot but I think it has a lot basic functionality flaws and some poor design. My biggest issue is that the app is so ridiculously slow. It's so inconvenient and I'll be sitting there for 10 minutes just trying to get to one specific thing. The app functions like it's an abandoned amateur student project.
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What's new

* Better status display after sign up
* New translations