Edgewood Field Guide

Edgewood hosts more than 500 plant species, more than 100 bird species, 21 mammal species, 13 reptile and amphibian species, and countless invertebrates. Check out our online Field Guides below or stop by the Bill and Jean Lane Education Center to learn more about the plants and creatures that call Edgewood home.

General online tools for identifying plants and animals

  • Seek by iNaturalist – This easy-to-use app helps you identify just about any life form. Just open the app and point your camera (you don’t even have to take a photo!). Or, open a photo you’ve already taken. Unlike iNaturalist, this app doesn’t require an account or collect data (like your location), so it is only used to identify things, not to contribute to citizen science, and is kid-friendly. This app fully downloads to your device, so you can use it offline.
  • iNaturalist – Use this app and/or website to explore and share observations of all life forms. You can browse data without an account, but to post observations, you need to create a free account. You can get identification suggestions, and upload and track all of your observations. The app does not fully download to your device, so you cannot use it offline.
  • For apps and/or websites specific to birds and plants, see those Field Guides.