discover the best applications to identify them

It has never been easier to become a nature expert. In the spring, the finally ripe buds let bloom thousands of flowers and the insects start to swarm again. Enough to awaken all our senses… and our curiosity! On a walk in town or in the countryside, it’s an opportunity to rediscover the wonders that nature has in store for us. But sometimes, the latter turns out to be quite mysterious. How to know the name of such and such a small animal, shrub or flower? In recent years, mobile applications have been springing up like mushrooms to help us identify them. The principle is simple: just take a photo of the plant, insect or animal in question to discover its full identity card. Practical, right? And a little bonus: another application based on the same principle allows you to recognize a bird by its song.

PlantNet

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Downloaded more than 10 million times, the PlantNet application presents itself as the Shazam of plants. The principle is simple: on a walk in the countryside or in the streets of your city, you photograph a species (flower, shrub, cactus, conifer, etc.) and submit it to the application. PlantNet then takes care of identifying it among the 20,000 species listed in its catalog and provides you with a detailed identity sheet to find out more. All the photos uploaded by users then allow scientists around the world to study the evolution of biodiversity in order to better preserve it.

To learn more about the application and download it, it’s here for Android, and there for Apple.

Picture This

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Another giant in the field, the Picture This application works on the same principle as PlantNet. According to its creators, the application is able to identify more than 17,000 species of plants with an accuracy of 98%. If it provides a lot of information on the plants and flowers photographed, the service does not stop there. Indeed, the application is aimed at budding gardeners by also providing them with valuable maintenance advice for their plantations. Practical, no?

To learn more about the application and download it, it’s here for Android, and there for Apple.

Seek by iNaturalist

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Not only does Seek allow you to identify thousands of plants just by taking a picture of them, but that’s not all! The application also allows you to capture the birds, reptiles, insects and mammals you encounter on your way. Thanks to the experts in fauna and flora who contribute to updating the large catalog of the application, you will be able to know everything about the animal and plant species that intrigue you. Enough to become truly unbeatable on the secrets of Nature.

To learn more about the application and download it, it’s here for Android, and there for Apple.

BirdNET

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What is this bird whose song accompanies you when you wake up every morning? To find out, the BirdNET application offers you to record it with your phone. Then simply select the best part of the recording on the sound curve, and have the file analyzed by the application’s artificial intelligence. A great help for budding ornithologists.

To learn more about the application and download it, it’s here for Android, and there for Apple.

Gardening enthusiasts, to go further, also discover PlantLife, the new social network for plant lovers.

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