Outdoor Apps for You and the Kids

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I’m a techie. My smartphone is permanently attached to my hip. I use my smart-devices to enhance my life experiences. Especially when it comes to finding out about “the great outdoors.” Educating myself about the things around me like, plants, birds, star-gazing, and special or general outdoor activities, is very interesting and engaging to me.

Below are some apps that you and your kids might find equally interesting, engaging and useful in your day-to-day outdoor activities.

 

Outdoor Apps for You and the Kids

SkyView Free

Explore the Universe

“SkyView® Free brings stargazing to everyone, and it’s totally free! Simply point your iPhone, iPad, or iPod at the sky to identify stars, constellations, satellites, and more!”
Available in iTunes Store

 

Outdoor Apps for You and the Kids

Garden Pro HD

“The most powerful and useful gardening app enjoyed by thousands of users, now with over +9000 plants to include in the guide, with the most helpful information, descriptions, requirements and care to do, including tropical plants and orchids!!!”
Available in iTunes Store

 

Outdoor Apps for You and the Kids

Audubon Birds Pro

  • “Identify 821 species with in-depth descriptions including information on appearance, habitat, behavior, and more…
  • Over 3,200 images from the world-renown VIREO, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University’s world-wide collection of bird photography, Philadelphia.
  • Eight hours of the most exceptional, highest quality bird sounds.
  • Robust seasonal and migratory range maps.“

Available in iTunes Store

 

Outdoor Apps for You and the Kids

LeafSnap

“Leafsnap is the first in a series of electronic field guides being developed by researchers from Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution. This free mobile app uses visual recognition software to help identify tree species from photographs of their leaves.”
Available in iTunes Store

 

Outdoor Apps for You and the Kids

Bugs in the Garden

“Quickly ID common North American bugs in your garden. Includes realistic illustrations and photos of both adults and larva (caterpillars and grubs). Gives quick advice on management and damage assessment.”
Available in iTunes Store

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