Citizen Science

  • MI-MAST Wildlife Food Tracker Mi-Mast Acorn LogoBiologists need your help in understanding the cycles of production of wild fruit produced by trees and shrubs, also called mast. Information from your backyard, cabin, schoolyard or local park can help!
  • iNaturalist

    iNaturalist App Logo Welcome to iNaturalist, where you can record what you see in nature (Android and iOS app available), meet other nature lovers, and learn about the natural world.

  • MISIN - Midwest Invasive Species Information Network MISIN app logoThe Midwest Invasive Species Information Network (MISIN) is a regional effort to develop and provide an early detection and rapid response (EDRR) resource for invasive species.
  • Herp Atlas

    herp atlas logo The purpose of the Michigan Herp Atlas Project is to gather data about Michigan's amphibians and reptiles (herpetofauna or "herps") in order to document the distribution of all herps in Michigan. With continued effort, we will be able to document changes in the populations.

  • Report Wildlife Observations binoculars Much of the observation data that we receive comes not from the Department's efforts, but from Michigan's citizens like you.
  • Michigan LoonWatch
  • Frog & Toad Survey