iNaturalist is an Android application for identifying various plants and animals. The utility offers crowdsourced help with species from all around the world you cannot recognize by yourself.
iNaturalist can help users identify living species in their area. The utility offers access to a huge community of thousands of professional scientists and amateur naturalists. It is possible to sign up with your Facebook or Google account.
It is enough to take a quality picture of a plant or animal. The tech will upload the image along with the geotag. Other users from your area will review your photo, write suggestions and help you with identification. Additionally, you can record and share your own observations. Similarly, it is possible to aid people in the same way if you are familiar with local nature.
The app stores every picture you send. There are groups of researchers who use this data in their studies. Therefore, your observations are very valuable for science. The more pictures with identifications you make, the better people can understand and protect nature.
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