September 2022

The meeting took place on Thursday 22 September online.

In this session we had three speakers who are exploring ways to ensure the data on iNaturalistUK is of the most benefit.


Earthworm Records on iNaturalist and iRecord: encouraging higher quality of records by sharing analysis of iNaturalist Earthworm records on iRecord – Keiron Brown, Earthworm Society of Britain – View presentation slides – Watch presentation on YouTube

Contact Keiron via Earthworm Society of Britain or email


Bat2iNat – encouraging more bat records to be shared to iNaturalist – Tom August – View presentation slides – Watch presentation on YouTube

Contact Tom


DECIDE project – encouraging butterfly recording where data is most needed – Simon Rolph, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology – View presentation slides – Watch presentation on YouTube

Find out more about the DECIDE project and sign up to the mailing list.


Post speaker discussion – Watch presentation on YouTube


If you have been exploring or analysing large data sets and want to share your findings please let me know.

General Updates

Updates to the Mobile Apps – Work is still progressing to make significant changes to both the Android and iOS versions of the app so they will be both the same. Currently the Android app has more features. Development is taking longer than originally anticipated and the upgrade may not be released until 2023.

Curators – generally iNaturalist are keen to increase the number of active curators. Find out more about their role and what’s involved. If you are interested and want to speak to an existing curator please feel free to contact them via iNaturalistUK or contact Giselle at . You can see the current iNaturalistUK affiliated curators on the People page (Scroll down to the bottom) or the full list of curators on the main iNaturalist website. Curators play an important role within the iNaturalist community. Some may wish to concentrate on editing taxa but there is also a need for users to help develop and enhance the community.

iNatForum – If you haven’t already found this resource do take the time to explore. As well as being a place to make feature requests and report bugs it also contains tutorials and a section for educators.

Future meetings

If you have ideas or thoughts on discussion topics for future group meetings, please do let me know. We want this group to be of benefit to users so do share your ideas.

The next meeting is likely to take place in January 2023. We are considering holding this one at the slightly later time of between 5.30 and 7.00 pm. If you have any thoughts or comments on this proposal, or anything else related to the User Group please do let us know at

Getting Involved

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