Kauri greenhood orchid

Image: Jimmy Johnson | DOC

Introduction

NatureWatch and other sites can help you to identify a plant or animal species.

We don't identify plant or animal species or need images of them.

If you have a photo of a species you want to identify or record, use the iNaturalist website or the iNaturalist app to report your observation.

On NatureWatch you can upload your photos as 'observations', and ask for help in identifying any species you find. Experts including DOC staff are regularly on NatureWatch to provide help.

You can also meet other nature watchers and learn about New Zealand animals and plants. 

Other sites to help you identify species.

If you've seen a pest or disease, report it to the Ministry of Primary Industries emergency hotline 0800 80 99 66.

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