Things we love: nature apps

Apr 08, 2014
As the warmer weather and longer days call you outside, we thought you might like to know some of our favorite nature apps.


As the warmer weather and longer days call you outside, we thought you might like to know some of our favorite nature apps for your mobile device:

  • iBird Explorer: With a huge range of species and an easy to use interface, this app is our favorite for birding. You can even keep notes on the birds you're seeing and save them to favorite lists. We have all the Land Trust bird lists loaded into our favorites!
  • iTrack: This tracking app is new to us, but comes highly recommended by expert tracker David Moskowitz. We're looking forward to testing it in the field!
  • PDF maps: This handy mapping app allows you to easily upload georeferenced maps to use outdoors. Download our georeferenced Whychus Canyon Preserve Trail map or our Metolius Preserve Trail map.
  • Washington Wildflowers: Wildflower apps for Central Oregon are tough! Just like ID books, it's hard to find one app that covers desert and mountain species. Washington Wildflowers is based on Mark Turner's Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest and contains western and eastern Washington species. While it's not Oregon specific, it is similar and seems to be our best bet while we wait for the Oregon app to come out!  
  • Northwest and Rocky Mountain Trees and Shrubs: Another plant app we like for tree and shrub ID. Based on Daniel Mathews' book. 


Do you have favorites that didn't make the list? Put them in the comments below!