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This is a place to discuss general iNaturalist-related topics that are not specific Feature Requests or Bug Reports. The iNat Forum is also not a place to seek help with identification, promote projects, or to post unconstructive complaints/grievances. Posts should aim to start a productive conversation or resolve problems.

Nature Talk

This category is a catch-all for nature-related topics that aren’t directly related to iNaturalist. It’s not a place to get help with identifying your nature observations (that’s what iNaturalist itself is for!).

Bug Reports

Are you experiencing a technical issue with iNaturalist? This category is the place to report it.


This category is a place for iNaturalist site curators to discuss general topics related to curation that might not be great fits for the General category.

Feature Requests

Use this category to post new feature requests for iNaturalist, and to vote for existing feature requests.

News and Updates

News and announcements from iNaturalist staff can be found here.

Forum Feedback

Discussion about the iNaturalist Forum, its organization, how it works, and how we can improve it.


This category is a place to discuss the use of iNaturalist and Seek by iNaturalist in educational settings. Educators and community members can discuss ideas and experiences, share curricula, and ask questions related to iNaturalist and education here. If you have a question, please take a moment to search the category to see if it has already been answered.


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