Connect to Nature Near You: 4 Fun + Informative (+Free) Apps

Looking for free and informative mobile apps to help you connect with nature near you wherever you are? We've got you covered. Pristine natural areas not required.

Cara Cannon Byington

A Field Guide to Unexpected, Out-of-Place Wildlife

See a weird creature where it doesn’t belong? You might not be imagining things.

Matthew L. Miller

A Field Guide to Jackrabbits

Your guide to all things jackrabbits. Lesson number one: they’re not rabbits.

Matthew L. Miller

A Field Guide to Unusual Raptors of the Southern US

These nine unusual raptors are found only in the south and southwestern US, from Arizona to Florida. 

Justine E. Hausheer

Meet the Eastern Phoebe, the Flycatcher that Coexists with Humans

Cool facts and backyard tips about the eastern phoebe.

Lauren D. Pharr

The Sound of Merlin: Like Shazam, but for Birds

Just like Shazam helps identify songs, the Merlin App does the same for birds, but for cedar wax wings and ovenbirds instead of 80s Hair Bands

Cara Cannon Byington

Deer Mice: Get to Know North America’s Most Abundant Mammal

New science and strange facts about North America’s quintessential rodent.

Christine Peterson

Did You Know There Are Four Hyena Species?

Meet the hyenas you don’t know: cool creatures often unfairly persecuted.

Matthew L. Miller

Roadrunner: Meet the Real Bird Behind the Cartoon

Roadrunners can survive in the desert, outrun a human, and beat rattlesnakes to death. Seldom seen and under-appreciated, they’re a bird worth getting to know. 

Justine E. Hausheer

Meet the Muskrat: Push-Up Champion of Cattail Marshes

Meet the small semi-aquatic mammal of the cattail marsh.

Lisa Ballard

There’s a Wolverine in My Neighborhood (App)

The peril (and promise?) of wildlife misinformation on social media.

Matthew L. Miller

Meet the Argonaut, The World’s Weirdest Octopus

Octopuses are awesome. These eight-legged oddballs of the ocean have always had a dedicated fanclub, and the recent documentary My […]

Justine E. Hausheer