Join us on iNaturalist
No experience is necessary to participate in this citizen science platform! Your involvement is a critical component to research in the Park. The Park uses data from this platform for a variety of research projects. For example, previous years' iNaturalist observations are being used to map distributions of vulnerable populations in the Smokies. Please consider participating on iNaturalist during Pilgrimage and throughout the year.
The 2019 Wildflower Pilgrimage iNaturalist expedition helped generate 3,612 observations for the park! These observations have been used to create models to better understand the distribution of different species in the park. Please come to the 2020 event prepared to help the Park collect even more data with the iNaturalist app!
Click here to look back at observations from the Pilgrimage
New to iNaturalist? See the infographic to learn more.