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iSpot - your place to share nature

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Where iSpot - your place to share nature

iSpot is a unique website where you can get the help of a friendly community to identify anything living that you have seen in nature. We are based in the UK, but observations from elsewhere are welcome.

You can add an observation to the website, suggest an identification, or see if anyone else can identify an observation for you.

Help others by adding an identification to an existing observation. Your reputation on the site will grow as others with knowledge agree with you identifications.

Ultimately, the data collected on iSpot are added to a central depository of biodiversity data held by the National Biodiversity Network

We have online keys (also available via web browsers on cell phones) that are designed to help you identify certain groups of species.

What are you waiting for? Get outside and make some observations. :)

How to Join

To register, visit

To make observations, you'll need to note down what you've seen, where you've seen it, and when you saw it. If you can take a digital photograph of it that is very helpful, and this allows others to share what you've seen.

For more information on how to add observations, visit the project Help section at

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Required Gear

A computer with Internet access. A camera is suggested but not required.

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time outdoors
Project Updated 01/30/2018