A few months back I wrote about Citizen science and the Birdata app. Another app that I use is Questagame. It is for documenting any living species, whether plant, fungi, fish, bird, insect, spider etc. Questagame is an Australian app but can be used world wide.
You can use the app to submit photographs and locations etc of plants or creatures that you have found to find out what they are and to have them added to the Atlas of living Australia. Or you can help identify other peoples submissions. Either way, you are contributing to the knowledge of living species for use in research and conservation.
The phone app is set up within a gaming structure with clans, points, leaderboards etc. So it can become a competitive and social experience. But you don’t need to be concerned about either of these aspects if you don’t want to!
It is very exciting if your record is the first one in the Atlas of Living Australia or if it provides the first photographs to the Atlas of Living Australia!
One thing that I have been doing is documenting flora and fauna in some of my favourite places or places that I am concerned may be bulldosed for a future development. These records become very useful in the future if they provide evidence that something endangered may be present in the area. Just take a look at some of the over 6000 species within 10km of Perth already in the Atlas! These records come from museum records, birdata observations, Questagame submissions and many other sources.
If nothing else, it gives you an excuse to get out in the bush and photograph what you see!