iNaturalist logoiNaturalist is a citizen science program where anyone can report observations of plants and animals. Reports can be made online through or by downloading and using the iNaturalist app on a smartphone. It is free to create a user account on iNaturalist. It can also be used to help with species identification. Get started with iNaturalist.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has created or is participating in several iNaturalist projects. Everyone is welcome to submit their observations to the following projects.

Alabama Gopher Tortoise Conservation Project

Alabama Gopher Tortoise Road Mortality Project

Eastern Spotted Skunk

Alabama State Parks