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Here are some resources you can use to find get help with identifications of plants or animals you have observed.

All Organisms (Plants, Animals, Fungi)

  • iNaturalist Site for posting observations from around the world, and for getting help with identifications of plants and animals you have observed.
  • iSpot Nature A friendly and free community helping to identify wildlife and share nature. Especially strong European coverage.

California Plants

North American Insects & Spiders

  • BugGuide A volunteer-run resource that allows registered users to upload photos of a North American insects for identification
  • UC Berkeley BioKeys A simple key for identifying an insect to order.
  • Common Spiders in California A page of photos and text maintained by UC Berkeley grad student Steve Lew.

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this page last updated: Feb 17, 2018