Engage With Us! Record your outdoor observations, share with fellow naturalists, and discuss your findings in Broomfield.

What is iNaturalist?

iNaturalist is a website where people can report their observations of all types of organisms, from animals to fungi! Broomfield Open Space and Trails has created a project on iNaturalist for everyone to submit observations, findings and questions from across the county. It doesn’t have to be on open space, it could even be something you saw in your backyard! You can use iNaturalist to get help with species identification and to record where you observed something. The site works on a “crowdsourced identification system” where you can upload an image or a sound clip of the organism you observed and other users of the website help you identify it. An image or sound clip is encouraged but not required to submit observations.

How do I participate?

Participate in this project in 4 easy steps!

  1. Visit
  2. Click the red button to "Add Observations
  3. Start a new account with an email
  4. Start submitting your findings!


Watch Tutorial Videos on how to submit observations.  The project is maintained by Broomfield Open Space & Trails. If you have any questions, please contact Pete Dunlaevy at 303.438.6216 or email

Contact Us

  1. Kristan Pritz

    Open Space and Trails Director
    1 DesCombes Drive Broomfield, CO 80020 
    Contact Open Space
    Advisory Committee
    Mission Statement
    The mission of the Open Space and Trails Department is to acquire open space and create a comprehensive trail system that allows for the enjoyment of the outdoors and promotes a healthy environment for people, nature, and community.
    Land Acknowledgement
    We acknowledge that the land upon which we reside is the ancestral home of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Ute peoples. We further recognize that their connection to this place, both today and for countless generations, stewards the natural and cultural resources that we value so deeply. By acknowledging this connection, we strive to learn from, honor and respect these indigenous ties in our open space landscapes.