Identifying Plants

We have found that the “PICTURE THIS” App is a very useful resource to have right on your smart phone. You can point your phone at any plant, click, and the App tells you the name of the plant and some key information. Here is the link to get the App for your Apple or Android:


Identifying Plants and Animals

Take your nature knowledge up a notch with Seek! Use the power of image recognition technology to identify the plants and animals all around you. Earn badges for seeing different types of birds, amphibians, plants, and fungi and participate in monthly observation challenges.

  • Get outside and point the Seek Camera at living things.
  • Identify wildlife, plants, and fungi and learn about the organisms all around you
  • Earn badges for observing different types of species and participating in challenges

Here is the direct link to download the SEEK App for Android and Apple:

Learning about Plants

We have found that the website “Plants for a Future” is an excellent resource to learn details about plants including if they are edible. We often use the PICTURE THIS App to first identify the plant and then copy or say the name into the search field of Plants for a Future. These two resources work very well together!

Here is the direct link for Plants for a Future:

More to come to this space as we continue to gather helpful information.


For Birding:

You can downloading the eBird and Merlin Bird ID apps. They were both built by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and they help the scientists track populations and migrations!

eBird for Android:

eBird for Apple:

Merlin Bird ID page with options to download for Android and Apple: