Explore Biodiversity Across the National Park Service

Have you ever taken a picture of a flower, or butterfly, or an unusual mushroom? You can also keep track the biodiversity you see when you are in a national park, or where ever you go, with iNaturalist.

iNaturalist is a mobile and web-based tool where people can document the plants, animals, and other species they see and the iNaturalist community works together to identify what was observed.

Use the map below to find your favorite national park or a park you hope to visit one day. Click on the icon, then select 'Explore Park Biodiversity' to see what species have been observed in that park with iNaturalist. See something you know? iNaturalist allows any user to add an identification

"Look closely at nature. Every species is a masterpiece." ~E.O. Wilson

Explore the biodiversity of our national parks through the observations that visitors and citizen scientists have made on iNaturalist! Zoom out to see parks in Alaska, Hawai'i, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. If you represent National Park Service unit that is not displayed on this map and you would like it to be, please contact Kriston_Barnes@nps.gov.
Visit the Community Stewardship Program website for more information on these events and others like them around the country.


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Paperwork Reduction and Privacy Act Statement: The National Park Service is authorized by 16 U.S.C. 1a-7 to collect this information. This information collection will provide data for the National Park Service to better understand which species occur on its lands and where those species occur. Response to this request is voluntary. No action may be taken against you for refusing to supply the information requested. The permanent data will be anonymous. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
BURDEN ESTIMATE: Public reporting burden for this form is estimated to average 5 minutes per response. Direct comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of this form to Simon Kingston (970-225-3551), or Phadrea Ponds, NPS Information Collection Review Coordinator.
OMB Control Number is: 1024-0275

Discover biodiversity on your own

Downloadable biodiversity discovery postcard
Want to observe biodiversity in your own backyard or a nearby park? Download this handy Biodiversity Check-List postcard and see what organisms you can check off!

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