Discover Nature with your Smartphone!
State Parks NatureFinder Project on iNaturalist.org allows park visitors to track and view biodiversity!
- About biodiversity
- How to respectfully view wildlife
- Which species use different parts of the park
- Search for new wildlife and plants in the park
- Track everything from the first spring flowers to animal tracks in the winter
- Share photos of sightings with friends, visitors and park staff
- Improve the biodiversity information for the park
This project seeks to record and display the biodiversity of State Parks in Colorado and provides visitors, volunteers, and staff the opportunity to assist in monitoring the ecological integrity of our parks.
The State Parks NatureFinder Project is administered by the Resource Stewardship Program at Colorado Parks and Wildlife, which encourages you to follow these wildlife viewing guidelines:
Remember to always be respectful of wildlife and keep these viewing and photography guidelines in mind. By following these guidelines you are helping promote conservation of wildlife and their habitats, as well as the safety of yourself and others!
Wildlife should be viewed/photographed from a safe and respectful distance.
Use binoculars, spotting scopes, zoom lenses, and viewing blinds to avoid disturbing species.
Avoid getting close to nests or dens – your presence can disturb breeding and alert predators to nest/den locations.
Stay on trails and roads, tread lightly, and leave plants and animals where you find them.
Do not use recorded animal calls while viewing or photographing wildlife.
If an animal shows any sign of stress, move away.
Keep pets on leash at all times.
Do not feed wildlife.