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