Exploring Nature

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A list of apps useful for naturalists (guides and tools for people interested in wildlife, wildflowers, birds, trees, fish, insects, mushrooms, geology, astronomy and other aspects of the natural world.) Most are English language apps.

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  • Species Finder Species Finder

    Species Finder

    The Center for Biological Diversity

    47 ratings

    This app from the Center for Biological Diversity allows you to find species listed under the federal Endangered Species Act where you are or anywhere else in the United States. It also links to free endangered species ringtones and actions you...

  • EDDMapS Ontario EDDMapS Ontario

    EDDMapS Ontario

    Bugwood

    24 ratings

    EDDMapS Ontario brings the power of EDDMapS to your Android phone. Now you can submit invasive species observations directly with your Android phone from the field. These reports are uploaded to EDDMapS and e-mailed directly to local and state...

  • Coton Coton

    Coton

    Etamin Studio

    81 ratings

    Identify clouds by browsing stunning pictures and detailed descriptions of all the different types of clouds you may spot. Coton relies on the International Cloud Atlas classification, the authoritative book from the World Meteorological...

  • Ducks Unlimited Ducks Unlimited

    Ducks Unlimited

    Ducks Unlimited

    622 ratings

    Experience the new, official Ducks Unlimited Android App. DU has combined all of its popular Apps into one go-to resource. The DU Migration Map, Waterfowler’s Journal, DU Member features, Waterfowl ID, and more – all of the features and tools you hav...

  • Virginia Tech Tree ID Virginia Tech Tree ID

    Virginia Tech Tree ID

    VT FREC

    679 ratings

    Virginia Tech Tree Identification brings the award winning Virginia Tech digital dendrology material to your Android smart phone. It contains fact sheets for 969 woody plants from all over North America with an in depth description, range map and...

  • Sun and Moon Sun and Moon

    Sun and Moon

    db-ware

    1030 ratings

    This widget shows you the current sun images from the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and other satellites and also the actual moon phase, a 'Pro' version with additional features is also available. Important: If you have any problems with...

  • MeteoEarth MeteoEarth

    MeteoEarth

    MeteoGroup

    21626 ratings

    Adapted from a professional weather broadcast tool used by TV presenters around the world, and created by MeteoGroup, Europe’s leading private weather company; MeteoEarth truly brings the weather to life using high-end gaming technology and e...

  • Map Note Map Note

    Map Note

    Base2Apps

    631 ratings

    By the creators of http://www.liveWants.com NOTE: This app is solely intended for the Samsung Galaxy Note device. Map Note requires S Pen Galaxy Note functionality to function properly. Giving directions to a destination just got easier. You...

  • TerraTime TerraTime

    TerraTime

    Udell Enterprises, Inc

    3542 ratings

    Visually stunning virtual Earth: Real satellite photos drive a simulation of day/night, clouds, seasons, sun, moon and more. Plus, our unique clock (with widget) tracks daylight, phases of the moon, sunrise, sunset and transit times. It's...

  • Frogs Field Guide Frogs Field Guide

    Frogs Field Guide

    Australian Museum

    56 ratings

    Discover the wonderful and fascinating world of Australian frogs in our Frogs Field Guide. - Browse comprehensive information about frogs, including photographs and calls. - Discover Nearby frogs. - Explore frogs by body colour, toe pad size,...

  • BeeSmart BeeSmart

    BeeSmart

    BeeSmart™ Pollinator Gardener

    94 ratings

    Plant a garden that butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees will love as much as you! The BeeSmart™ Pollinator Gardener is your comprehensive guide to selecting plants for pollinators specific to your area. Never get caught wondering what plants to buy a...

  • NE Fish & Wildlife Guide

    NE Fish & Wildlife Guide

    ParksByNature Network LLC

    172 ratings

    Parksbynature has many apps for US States. This is just one.

  • Outsmart Invasive Species Outsmart Invasive Species

    Outsmart Invasive Species

    Bugwood

    3 ratings

    The Outsmart Invasive Species project is a collaboration between the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (MA DCR) and the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health at the...

  • Planetarium Planetarium

    Planetarium

    AndScaloid

    1648 ratings

    It's not the prettiest but useful. I mainly user it for the widgets.

  • iGeology iGeology

    iGeology

    British Geological Survey

    329 ratings

    The UK has some pretty diverse geology for a small country. I wish there was an app like this for my country (Canada)

  • Plantifier Plantifier

    Plantifier

    TrendsCo. Solutions

    463 ratings

    Plantifier is a free community based plant image recognition app. It allows you to upload a photo of an unknown plant. The users of the MyGarden.org community behind this free tool will try to recognise the plant photo as soon as possible and give...

  • Aurora Forecast Aurora Forecast

    Aurora Forecast

    TINAC Inc.

    432 ratings

    Aurora Forecast application lets you easily plan to see the Northern Lights. If you are a serious aurora watcher, plan to spend the night with Aurora Forecast application. It's time to see the Northern Lights. Recent auroral activity and forecast...

  • Sun Surveyor (Sun & Moon) Sun Surveyor (Sun & Moon)

    Sun Surveyor (Sun & Moon)

    Adam Ratana

    3199 ratings

    It's useful to know where and when the sun will be in many situations. This app is also fun to use with its many options.

  • Aurora Notifier Aurora Notifier

    Aurora Notifier

    beebeetle

    617 ratings

    This app uses Google Cloud Messaging to inform you when it may be possible to see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). If you are notified too often, increase the threshold value in the settings tab!

  • iBats App iBats App

    iBats App

    George Sin

    25 ratings

    Android application for the Google Phone that can be used for biodiversity monitoring by the iBats project (cf. www.ibats.org.uk). Replaces the existing protocol (see http://www.ibats.org.uk/page.aspx?tabid=256) to capture a iBats survey using an...

  • Sibley Birds - Lite Sibley Birds - Lite

    Sibley Birds - Lite

    mydigitalearth.com

    113 ratings

    NB: Please backup your list before installing v1.1.0! Your list should upgrade automatically but there have been instances on certain devices where a list upgrade has failed and is lost. This is a LITE version of The Sibley eGuide to the Birds of...

  • Sibley Birds of North America Sibley Birds of North America

    Sibley Birds of North America

    mydigitalearth.com

    340 ratings

    NB: Please backup your list before installing v1.6.0! Your list should upgrade automatically but there have been instances on certain devices where a list upgrade has failed and is lost. On Sale Now !!! The most popular printed field guide to...

  • Roger Phillips Mushrooms Roger Phillips Mushrooms

    Roger Phillips Mushrooms

    Code Marshall

    115 ratings

    The most comprehensive identification tool for fungi, toadstools, field mushrooms, truffles, puffballs and brackets. Lists more than 1500 species of mushroom, with over 2,500 photographs. Suitable for occasional collectors and expert mycologists....

  • Geological Compass Geological Compass

    Geological Compass

    THSoft Co.,Ltd (free apps)

    193 ratings

    Geological compass is used to measure orientation of geological structures, as they map in the field, to analyse (and document) the geometry of bedding planes, joints, and/or metamorphic foliations and lineations. Geological compass is used to...

  • Rocklogger Rocklogger

    Rocklogger

    RockGecko

    284 ratings

    Rocklogger is a geological tool for measuring the orientation of rock outcrops. It uses the phone's compass and orientation sensors to measure dip & dip direction, or dip & strike, in a single click. GPS and magnetic field information can also be...

  • iBird Lite Free Guide to Birds iBird Lite Free Guide to Birds

    iBird Lite Free Guide to Birds

    Mitch Waite Group2

    502 ratings

    iBird Lite Free Guide to Birds is the perfect field guide app to learn identify birds of North America or Hawaii. Its free a demo to our advanced iBird Pro Guide to Birds app that has a full 940 species of North America. Whether you are an...

  • Birds PRO Birds PRO

    Birds PRO

    NATURE MOBILE GmbH

    314 ratings

    The version 2.0 of the app is available for download. Please search for iKnow Birds 2 PRO Do you know birds? Birds PRO - NATURE MOBILE - is a stylish and easy-to-use IDENTIFICATION GUIDE with an integrated PICTURE and SOUND QUIZ GAME. Read...

  • Sasol eBirds Sasol eBirds

    Sasol eBirds

    mydigitalearth.com

    347 ratings

    The Sasol e.Birds of Southern Africa is an interactive version of the best-selling Sasol Birds of Southern Africa field guide. This application has specific features that will enhance your birding experience. NB: Please note that an additional...

  • BirdsUK BirdsUK

    BirdsUK

    Crispythinking

    164 ratings

    NOW WITH OVER 100 BRITISH BIRDS With wonderful pictures, sounds, quiz and checklist. Whether you’re a bird lover or just plain curious, BirdsUK’s high quality images will let you identify over 100 of the most commonly seen birds in Britain. It’...

  • iBird Yard Plus Guide to Birds iBird Yard Plus Guide to Birds

    iBird Yard Plus Guide to Birds

    Mitch Waite Group2

    332 ratings

    Identify any backyard bird of North America instantly with iBird Yard Plus, the world's best field guide to birds with a powerful search engine which turns anyone into a birding expert. Whether you are an experienced birder, a bird watcher or a...

  • EpiCollect EpiCollect

    EpiCollect

    Imperial College, London

    87 ratings

    EpiCollect is a free, form-based data collection tool (for surveys, questionnaires etc) • Create a project at epicollect.net • Design a form • Load project into app • Collect multiple data entries (with GPS and photos) • View all data collected...

  • PlantTracker PlantTracker

    PlantTracker

    Natural Apptitude Ltd

    71 ratings

    Citizen science projects are helpful for data collection. They can also make a casual walk in the woods a geniune scientific expedition. This app helps track the locations of species that may cause trouble for people or ecosystems in Britain....

  • ObsMapp ObsMapp

    ObsMapp

    Alex Kwak

    408 ratings

    ObsMapp Obsmapp is the nature enthusiast's digital notebook. With Obsmapp you can submit all your nature observations directly from the field. All observations are automatically linked to the current time and GPS location. After your field trip...

  • National Parks Wildlife Guide National Parks Wildlife Guide

    National Parks Wildlife Guide

    eNature

    173 ratings

    This interactive field guide to the wildlife and plants of 100 National Parks includes all the birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians you'll encounter while visiting a park as well as helps you identify native trees and wildflowers. NOTE: This...

  • Bugs Count Bugs Count

    Bugs Count

    Natural History Museum

    42 ratings

    Have you seen a Green Shieldbug, Tree Bumblebee or Leopard Slug in your garden? Go on the hunt for these and other bugs, then use the app to submit a photo to Natural History Museum scientists. You’ll help contribute to valuable research. The OPAL B...

  • Phyto Phyto

    Phyto

    Shawn E. Gano

    53 ratings

    Phyto helps you learn to identify phytoplankton and their proper pronunciation. The app consists of two main tabs. The first is a listing of the different species including different images and audio of proper pronunciation. The second tab is a...

  • EcoGuide: Russian Fungi EcoGuide: Russian Fungi

    EcoGuide: Russian Fungi

    Экосистема

    57 ratings

    Unique, first in Russia FIELD mobile guide to fungi (Ascomycota and Basidiomycota) of Northern Eurasia: 322 most prevalent species, each with photo and drawing, typical identification features and text descriptions of appearance, habitats,...

  • EcoGuide: Trees in Winter EcoGuide: Trees in Winter

    EcoGuide: Trees in Winter

    Экосистема

    40 ratings

    Unique, first in Russia FIELD mobile guide to trees, shrubs and lianas of Northern Eurasia: 88 most prevalent species, each with detailed scanned macro image of shoot and bud, typical identification features and text description. It is easy and...

  • EcoGuide: Trees in Summer EcoGuide: Trees in Summer

    EcoGuide: Trees in Summer

    Экосистема

    64 ratings

    Unique, first in Russia FIELD mobile guide to trees, shrubs and lianas of Northern Eurasia: 92 most prevalent species, each with detailed scanned macro image of shoot, leaf, flower and/or inflorescence, fruit/cone, typical identification features...

  • EcoGuide: Forest Insect Pests EcoGuide: Forest Insect Pests

    EcoGuide: Forest Insect Pests

    Экосистема

    29 ratings

    Unique, first in Russia FIELD mobile guide to the tree pest insects of Northern Eurasia: 92 most prevalent species, each with drawings of imago (both male and female if different), eggs/laying, larva/caterpillar and types of plant damages, as well...

  • EcoGuide: Russian Fish EcoGuide: Russian Fish

    EcoGuide: Russian Fish

    Экосистема

    43 ratings

    Unique, first in Russia FIELD mobile guide to the freshwater and anadrom fish of Northern Eurasia: 76 most prevalent species, each with photo and drawing of male and female (if different), typical identification features and text descriptions of...

  • EcoGuide: Russian Wild Mammals EcoGuide: Russian Wild Mammals

    EcoGuide: Russian Wild Mammals

    Экосистема

    65 ratings

    Unique, first in Russia FIELD mobile guide to wild terrain mammals of Northern Eurasia: 147 most prevalent species, each with photo and drawing of male and female (if different), tracks, signs, nests, holes, burrows, excrements and droppings,...

  • EcoGuide: Russian Birds EcoGuide: Russian Birds

    EcoGuide: Russian Birds

    Экосистема

    237 ratings

    Unique, first in Russia FIELD mobile guide to birds of Northern Eurasia: 206 most prevalent species, each with photo and drawing of male and female (if different), nest and egg, typical identification features and text descriptions and voices,...

  • EcoGuide: Russian Amphibians EcoGuide: Russian Amphibians

    EcoGuide: Russian Amphibians

    Экосистема

    24 ratings

    Unique, first in Russia FIELD mobile guide to amphibians of Northern Eurasia: 41 most prevalent species, each with photo and drawing of male and female (if different), typical identification features and text descriptions and voices. It is easy...

  • EcoGuide: Russian Wild Flowers EcoGuide: Russian Wild Flowers

    EcoGuide: Russian Wild Flowers

    Экосистема

    79 ratings

    Unique, first in Russia FIELD mobile guide to wild flowers of Northern Eurasia: 216 most prevalent species, each with scanned images of appearance, leaves, flowers and inflorescence, typical identification features and text description. It is easy...

  • Roberts Multimedia Birds of SA Roberts Multimedia Birds of SA

    Roberts Multimedia Birds of SA

    Gibbon Multimedia

    405 ratings

    The ROBERTS VII MULTIMEDIA BIRDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA Android Edition is a comprehensive and interactive application that combines multimedia data on 968 Southern African bird species with seven interactive modules for every aspect of mobile...

  • Collins British Wildlife Collins British Wildlife

    Collins British Wildlife

    mydigitalearth.com

    39 ratings

    The Collins British Wildlife Photoguide is an interactive version of the popular Collins Complete British Wildlife Photoguide. This easy-to-use guide features more than 1500 species most likely to be encountered (with photo images and text...

  • LeafWatch LeafWatch

    LeafWatch

    Natural Apptitude Ltd

    40 ratings

    Conker Tree Science: LeafWatch. Help scientists track the spread of the horse-chestnut leaf miner moth with this simple, intuitive app. What is happening to Britain’s horse-chestnut trees? Since 2002 Britain’s conker trees have been under attack fro...

  • Tree Identification Tree Identification

    Tree Identification

    Jost Benning

    108 ratings

    The tree determination app of baumportal.de lets you identify trees easily. baumportal - the tree app from the expert This app helps in identification of trees. Forest trees, park trees, street trees and conifers are quickly identified with the...

  • 3D Earthquake 3D Earthquake

    3D Earthquake

    Jupiter Apps

    3973 ratings

    I enjoy visual information generally because my grasp on numerical information is poor. I love the way information is presented in this app about earthquakes.

  • Earth-Now Earth-Now

    Earth-Now

    Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    10801 ratings

    NASA's Earth Now is an application that visualizes recent global climate data from Earth Science satellites, including surface air temperature, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, ozone, and water vapor as well as gravity and sea level variations....

  • Audubon Bird Guide: California Audubon Bird Guide: California

    Audubon Bird Guide: California

    National Audubon Society

    35 ratings

    The best field guide for birding! Nothing beats Audubon mobile field guides! With over 1 million downloads, they are the most trusted authoritative field guide collection in California—now for FREE! The award-winning Audubon Birds of California, t...

  • Fungitron - mushroom guide Fungitron - mushroom guide

    Fungitron - mushroom guide

    Apptent Studios

    284 ratings

    HIGHEST number of FREE mushrooms (70), with own, expert verified HQ photos. HIGHEST number of combinable identification parameters (~150). IN CASE OF ANY ERRORS please contact us at INFO@FUNGITRON.COM and we will be happy to assist. 1-stars do not...

  • WP & UK Birding Checklist WP & UK Birding Checklist

    WP & UK Birding Checklist

    Duncan Watson

    76 ratings

    WP Birding Checklist full version (includes UK and Europe) PHOTOS & SOUNDS are downloaded separately, and must be manually installed via your PC. Please check the Readme file at this download website so you know how to do this. The photos and...

  • Audubon Birds of North America Audubon Birds of North America

    Audubon Birds of North America

    National Audubon Society

    2051 ratings

    The best field guide for birding! Nothing beats Audubon mobile field guides! With over 1 million downloads, they are the most trusted authoritative field guide collection in North America—now for FREE! The award-winning Audubon Birds of North A...

  • NZ Birding Checklist NZ Birding Checklist

    NZ Birding Checklist

    Duncan Watson

    7 ratings

    NZ Birding Checklist full version This is one of a series of Birding Checklist applications for Android mobile phones and tablets. There are applications for Australia, New Zealand, United States (excluding Mexico and South America), Western...

  • eTrees of Southern Africa eTrees of Southern Africa

    eTrees of Southern Africa

    mydigitalearth.com

    54 ratings

    This interactive version of Braam and Piet van Wyk’s Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa is an essential field guide for those visiting and living in the region with an interest in tree species. It describes over 840 of the more common and a...

  • My Bird Observations My Bird Observations

    My Bird Observations

    Gina Aguilera

    15 ratings

    My Bird Observations is an ultra-easy, intuitive app for creating bird sightings lists. All birders regardless of their level of expertise or dedication keep a record of their observations commonly referred to as bird lists. My Bird Observations...

  • US Birding Checklist US Birding Checklist

    US Birding Checklist

    Duncan Watson

    23 ratings

    US Birding Checklist full version This is one of a series of Birding Checklist applications for Android mobile phones and tablets. There are applications for Australia, New Zealand, United States (excluding Mexico and South America), Western...

  • Australian Birding Checklist Australian Birding Checklist

    Australian Birding Checklist

    Duncan Watson

    7 ratings

    Australian Birding Checklist full version This is one of a series of Birding Checklist applications for Android mobile phones and tablets. There are applications for Australia, New Zealand, United States (excluding Mexico and South America),...

  • Sky Map Sky Map

    Sky Map

    Sky Map Devs

    505113 ratings

    Sky Map is a hand-held planetarium for your Android device. Use it to identify stars, planets, nebulae and more. Originally developed as Google Sky Map, it has now been donated and open sourced. Troubleshooting/FAQ The Map doesn't move/points in...

  • iBird Pro Birds North America iBird Pro Birds North America

    iBird Pro Birds North America

    Mitch Waite Group2

    3711 ratings

    Identify any bird of North America instantly with iBird, the world's best field guide to birds with a powerful search engine which turns anyone into a birding expert. Whether you are an experienced birder, a bird watcher or a beginner at birding,...

  • iNaturalist iNaturalist

    iNaturalist

    iNaturalist

    708 ratings

    This is my favorite app for recording and sharing observations. It's simple and very inclusive (not just one subject line many birding apps) and the community is very helpful.

  • Moon Phase Pro Moon Phase Pro

    Moon Phase Pro

    Udell Enterprises, Inc

    6598 ratings

    Spectacular, interactive 3D simulation of the moon, right down to the shadows in the craters and earthshine on the dark side. Touch screen control changes date and time as seen from your location - the moon tracks your every move. Now with...

  • Reptile & Amphibian Atlas Reptile & Amphibian Atlas

    Reptile & Amphibian Atlas

    Evoke Mobile

    53 ratings

    Ontario Reptile & Amphibian Atlas App Ontario Nature’s Ontario Reptile & Amphibian Atlas App will allow you to learn about Ontario’s reptiles and amphibians, report sightings to a provincial conservation program, and track your sightings. Ontario Nat...

  • Mobile Observatory - Astronomy Mobile Observatory - Astronomy

    Mobile Observatory - Astronomy

    Wolfgang Zima

    7627 ratings

    With so many features, this app allows you a layered experience in studying the sky and beyond. You can easily find quick facts or delve deeper. Simple reports of what's visible and where to find it make astronomy a more casual experience while...

  • Solaris Alpha Solaris Alpha

    Solaris Alpha

    Tomasso

    413 ratings

    This app reliably alerts you to events on the surface of the sun and allows you to see what effect the resulting space weather has on our planet.

  • Wildflower Identification Wildflower Identification

    Wildflower Identification

    Ryan Haines

    29 ratings

    In the field and see a flower you don't know? Specify its attributes and get a list of possible matches! This program is for wildflowers in the northeastern and north-central parts of United States and adjacent Canada.

  • Let's Rock Ontario! Let's Rock Ontario!

    Let's Rock Ontario!

    Planet Rocks

    19 ratings

    This app is still evolving but it is an excellent start. There are many apps to tell you where to get a coffee or buy a new television but I like the idea of having apps that tells us about the more obscure places to view natural phenomena. This...