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.

• 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

What's New

Version 2.7.8

fix for changed naturewatch NZ url
updated language support, including romanian

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Excellent App


Easily my favourite app on my phone at the moment. I've always wanted something like this, where you can photograph and ID animals on the go. It's really fun to head out into the park on a mission to find as many animals as you can, to try and 'collect', if you like, all the species you can in your area.

One small improvement: to be able to categorise your observations, maybe into folders or lists etc, from the app. Also, a way to view your favourites.

Other than that, a completely deserved 5 stars!

Phantastic app


Wonderful tool to manage my nature observations, connect with other naturalists and contribute to science in the process. Managed under the auspices of the California Academy of Sciences. App integrates well with website. Only drawback: common species names and supporting information are available only in English; but it appears that versions in other languages are being developed.



My son loves nature and to have things he finds identified is amazing. He's very happy.


iNaturalist, LLC
34.5 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Czech, Danish, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014 iNaturalist, California Academy of Sciences


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