Become an expert at using iNaturalist! The following resources will help you to make great observations during the City Nature Challenge.
What is iNaturalist?
- Why Join iNaturalist.ca? (Canadian Wildlife Federation)
- How Many Species are in Your Backyard? (It’s Okay to Be Smart)
- What are Observations and How to Post them? (Article) (iNaturalist)
Using the iNaturalist App
- How to Upload Observations on iNaturalist (Video). (Canadian Wildlife Federation)
- How to “Obscure” an iNaturalist Observation (Video). (iNaturalist.org)
- How to Add Multiple Photos to an iNaturalist Observation (Video).(iNaturalist.org)
Using iNaturalist.ca Please use iNaturalist.ca if in Canada.
- How to Upload Observations to iNaturalist.ca (Video) (Canadian Wildlife Federation)
- How to Use iNaturalist’s Photo and Sound Uploader (Video). (iNaturalist.org)
- Exploring Observations using iNaturalist (Video). (iNaturalist.org)
- How-to Search for a Taxon on iNaturalist (Video). (iNaturalist.org)
- How-to use the iNaturalist “Identify” Page (Video). (iNaturalist.org)
- Creating and Managing iNaturalist Projects (Article) (iNaturalist)
Field Guides and Photography Tips
- Advanced iNaturalist Tips (Matt Wallace)
- Geotagging Photos Using Lightroom (iNaturalist.org)
- Tips, Tricks, and Guides to Getting Your iNaturalist Observations Identified. (BC Parks iNaturalist Team- Kate McKeown)
- Biodiversity Engagement: Digital Photography for Plant Identification and Problem Diagnosis by Lena Struwe and Peter Nitzsche
- How-to photograph crayfish for iNaturalist (an invasive species of the Elbow and Bow River systems)
- Field and Photo IDs for Flies (Photos and editing by Even Dankowicz)