About us

Lifelong Friends and Naturalists

NatureGuide was developed by life-long friends Matt Wrigley and Christopher Crowell.

We have each gone through the process of learning about the places we have lived many times - slowly identifying each tree, flower, frog, bird, and mammal by searching through a shelf of guidebooks until we finally tracked it down.

We always wanted something that would make this easier for ourselves and others because the effort of identifying species using books is a barrier to people connecting to nature. Since Matt has lifelong connection to the Southwest and Chris is a professional software developer, it finally dawned on us that we should build it.

The result is an app that we always wanted to have. We hope that you find as much delight in it as we do.