There are a lot of really good apps that can help deepen your connection with nature. Here are a few to try for yourself:

The Wildlife Trusts: Nature Finder

With a map of more than 2000 nature reserves – woods, meadows, moors, heaths, lakes –  you’ll never run out of great places to explore and get close to nature. It also contains a variety of useful information on UK wildlife species and event listing and directory for all 46 Wildlife Trusts.

 

Go Jauntly

Find new walks based on your location and save the walks you love so you can enjoy them again and again. The app also includes a nature notes features which acts as a nature journal with useful prompt on deepening your connection with nature. 

 

World Bee Count

Do your bit for the future of the bee and pollinators population by participating in the global bee count. The app allows you to photograph and add images on the global map as a step to help understand the reasons for their decline.

 

Bird Track

This app works in a similar way to World Bee Count in that in allows you to photograph and track a variety of bird sightings around the world.

 

Tree Id

Identify a huge variety of UK trees by their bark, twigs, buds, flowers or leaves. The app also includes fascinating facts, folklore, history and uses of each species from medicine to musical instruments.

Picture Insect: Bug identifier

This app allows you to take an image of a bug and it identifies the bug from over 1000 species in its directory. It also provides interesting facts about each insect and the ability to create a collection based on your discoveries.

 

UK bird sounds

This free app allows you to tune into the sound of nature through the sound of bird song. You can either tune in live to RSPB’s Birdsong Radio or download the app to stream on the go.

 

Wildflower Id British Isles

Do you know your Marrow from your Milkwort? This app helps you identify from over 300 species with loads of anatomical, ecological and taxonomic information. It also allows you to keep a log so that you can revisit them later for an instant pick-me-up.

Insight Timer 

#1 Free Meditation App for Sleep, relax and more.  With over 95,000 titles there will be something here to try.  Why not try Music for Calm while you work or Sleep Soundly as you transition to night.

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