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NatureLynx is about fun, about getting involved in the scientific process, and about helping to improve our collective understanding of Alberta’s amazing biodiversity.  It is a citizen science app created and supported by the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI) with the goal of fostering an Alberta biodiversity network.  ​Click on the logo below to download the NatureLynx app (to take part in missions, you must have the app), find out more about what NatureLynx is and how it works.  More info is also available by clicking the NatureLynx app brochure link located under Related Publications.

More Information on Using the App
How to Use the App

Submit your sightings! Use the app to take a photo of an Alberta species*, or select a photo from your phone's photo gallery.  Choose the appropriate species group; if known, provide a species name or mark it as unknown.  The date, time and location will autofill.  Provide any relevant field notes (optional) and then submit to share your sighting with the NatureLynx community! 

 Explore the newsfeed to see the latest sightings of Alberta's biodiversity submitted to NatureLynx.  

Learn how to identify common Alberta species by browsing our species profiles. 

And more: edit your profile, join more groups and missions, and follow other naturalists and NatureLynx users!

*NatureLynx is a way to collect and share data on all of Alberta's species (birds, mammals, plants, insects, etc.) but it's not intended for collecting data/images on domestic species (garden plants, domestic animals)

Take Part in Okotoks Missions!

Missions bring people together to accomplish specific goals. Want to survey all the bird species in a specific park on a specific day? Or maybe you’re a naturalist group looking to host your first bioblitz? Make a mission, invite other members to participate and easily share the resulting data. Or, join missions organized by others. Missions can be public or private, and you can create or participate in as many as you want.  

Okotoks Deer Count 2020

The Town of Okotoks is counting deer January 22 & 23 from 4:30-5:30 pm then posting sightings to the mission. 

To take part:
1. Download the NatureLynx app by clicking here
2. Sign up to create your NatureLynx account (the "location" field is used to help you filter nearby sightings, be sure your location settings are turned on)
3. Join the Town of Okotoks Group
4. Join the Town of Okotoks Deer Count 2020 Mission
5. Submit your sightings!

To see the mission, click on the button below.  Note you must be logged in to join the mission.  Have fun!


Municipal Centre
Sun: Closed
Mon - Fri: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat: Closed