What is iNaturalist
Have you ever wondered about the identity of an animal, plant, insect, or fungi? iNaturalist is a free and easy to use website/app enabling anyone to submit and identify life in an ecosystem. Identification is narrowed down with machine learning and the help from experts in the community. In a nutshell, iNaturalist is a social network for nature-nerds and curious minds.
Research Grade Data
Research Grade observations are eligible to be used for scientific research. To achieve this status 2/3 of community identifiers must agree with your chosen taxon. The observation must also have accurate and complete information. The data gathered from experts to hobbyists is used to help understand biodiversity and discover new species.