Investigating nature can be a fun treasure hunt when you use iNaturalist to record and share your observations. Experts will help identify your neat nature find. Follow these easy steps to get started:
Step 1: Install iNaturalist app at https://www.inaturalist.org/
Step 2: Create an account
Step 3: Head outside to explore nature and find a species of interest: plant, fungi, insect, bird, mammal, or any living thing!
Step 4: Tap ‘observe’ to take a photo of your neat nature find. Review your photo and hit next if it looks good.
Step 5: Identify it by clicking on ‘what did you see?’ Options will populate based on species that look like your photo. You can select one of these or look up a species name, if you know what it is.
Step 6: Optional: you can add more photos, or a note, and review other set options.
Step 7: Hit SHARE
It's that easy!
Challenge yourself to see how many species you can record within an 8 km radius of your house! And head over to naturealberta.ca/citizen-science to learn about projects and events you can participate in with your new skill!