Choose Your Own Adventure: 

Technology

Learn how to identify flowers, trees, plants and animals as you find them in your adventures with the iNaturalist app! It’s free and really fun!

 

All you have to do is take a picture and upload it to the app. There are real scientists and naturalists on the other end that help you identify them. If you have no idea what the species is, just upload your photograph and you’ll get notified when it’s been identified. In most cases, iNaturalist will generate ideas instantly by your uploaded pictures. If you think you know what you're seeing, iNaturalist can confirm your identification. 

Check out their website at https://www.inaturalist.org

and download the app!