iNaturalist Nature Hike
Join Park Naturalist Sam Woodroof as you adventure through the Awesome Trail and experience the fun that is iNaturalist!
iNaturalist is a social network of naturalists, citizen scientists, and biologists built on the concept of mapping and sharing observations of biodiversity across the globe; it describes itself as "an online social network of people sharing biodiversity information to help each other learn about nature", with its primary goal being to connect people to nature. Although it is not a science project itself, iNaturalist is a platform for science and conservation efforts, providing valuable open data to research projects, land managers, other organizations, and the public.
iNaturalist may be accessed via its website or from its mobile applications (iPhone & Android). As of February 2021, iNaturalist users had contributed approximately 66 million observations of plants, animals, fungi, and other organisms worldwide. Every observation can contribute to biodiversity science, from the rarest butterfly to the most common backyard weed!
When: July 31st
Where: Awesome Trail (beginning of Luther’s Pass)
Time: 1:00 pm
Trail Distance: 4-miles
*Download iNaturalist app before hike*
For more information about the event, email: Samuel.Woodroof@dcnr.alabama.gov