Connecting people with nature in Ontario's Mississippi Valley

iNaturalist and how to Join Our Lanark County Biodiversity Project

If you have a smart phone it is easy – download the iNaturalist app and use you phone camera to photograph a subject. iNaturalist automatically generates suggestions based on your photo and location. If you use a camera, you can upload photos from your desktop once you are home.

Getting started:
1) Open an account on iNaturalist. Open
2) Join the MVFN Lanark County project. Join
3) Start posting nature observations in Lanark County (all taxa).

Here are some tutorials that will walk you through the process whether you use a computer or a smart phone.

Another  good resource is this manual on nature photography by John Reynolds. It is basic guide on photographing nature and what angles to use to help with identification.

Denis Gallant is also available for help. He can be reached via the iNaturalist messaging service at denisag2 or via email directly ().

Stay safe, stay healthy, and keep sharing!