Forget Butterfly Nets; Today's Naturalists Capture Specimens on Phones

May 31, 2017 12:21 AM
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Your smartphone can help scientists keep tabs on changes happening in the natural world. More than one hundred thousand citizen scientists around the globe are snapping pictures of all kinds of plants and animals using the iNaturalist app. It is giving researchers an unprecedented amount of information about what lives where, and how that is changing with humanity's expanding footprint. Steve Baragona has details.