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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 find out more about what NatureLynx is and how it works.

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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 the Okotoks Missions
Fruit Trees Mission - OPEN

Attention ALL berry lovers! The Town needs YOUR help taking pictures of as many fruiting trees and shrubs as possible. The purpose of this mission is to collect data about what different berry bushes are located in Okotoks and encourage residents to pick some fresh fruit. PLUS, we are going to give you a hint this time: Okotoks has a fruit collection map! Click the link under data instructions to check it out. Happy photo taking, and enjoy those fresh berries!


Bird Mission -OPEN

Birds are such beautiful, majestic creatures and we want to share our love for them by inviting users to share pictures.  The Town needs YOUR help collecting valuable information about the birds that live in the area, and the habitat they occupy. Happy photo taking! We look forward to seeing the amazing pictures you capture.


Native Wildflower Mission - Open

Do you ever wonder what native wildflowers exist in your community? We do too! The Town  needs YOUR help taking pictures of all the native wildflowers you can find in your area. The Town is collecting this information to gain a better understanding of the native biodiversity that exists in the area as well as the flowering times of these species. Thank you for your participation and happy photo taking! 


Publications & Forms

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