SHADOW’s staff have a new favorite app, available for iphone and android, and we recommend you check it out! If you were a fan of Pokémon Go, then iNaturalist is for you.
This app allows citizen scientists to survey the flora and fauna around them and submit their observations to the greater scientific community. Once added to the map, these tags are community certified. With limited staffing, departments like Washington Fish & Wildlife or King County Noxious Weeds can benefit greatly from these types of crowd-sourced survey efforts. For nature lovers, iNaturalist is a great resource for exploring environmental wonders at home and all over the world.