Kauri greenhood orchid
Image: Jimmy Johnson | DOC 

Introduction

iNaturalist and other sites can help you to identify a plant or animal species.

We don't identify plant or animal species or need images of them.

If you have a photo of a species you want to identify or record, use the iNaturalist website or the iNaturalist app to report your observation.

On iNaturalist you can upload your photos as 'observations', and ask for help in identifying any species you find. Experts including DOC staff are regularly on iNaturalist to provide help.

You can also meet other nature watchers and learn about New Zealand animals and plants. 

Other sites to help you identify species.

If you've seen a pest or disease, report it to the Ministry of Primary Industries emergency hotline 0800 80 99 66.

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