Project Noah

Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

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Birds of the World

There are over 10,000 living species of birds on the planet. They can be found in ecosystems across ...

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Butterflies & Moths of the World

Butterflies and Moths are insects of the order Lepidoptera. Their brilliant colors have inspired ...

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National Geographic's Great Nature Project

National Geographic is urging everyone to get outside to explore nature. Participants are asked to ...

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Global Urban Biodiversity

Millions of city-dwellers walk their local streets every day, but many overlook the multitude of ...

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Flowers of North America

We want you to help us build a photo collection of flowers from around the world. Show us what ...

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Mushroom Mapping

Mushroom ecology is a pivotal orientation point for exploring urban systems. Help us gather ...

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Moths of the World

Moths? Yes: a world of sphinxes, hawks, owls, tigers, and scary eyes, all waiting for you outside ...

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Mission WILD

The WILD Foundation works to protect & interconnect at least half of the planet’s land & water to ...

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The Color Red

The color red is a bold color that represents passion. We would like to create a collection of ...

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International Spider Survey

Spiders are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs. The International Society of Arachnology ...

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Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

Dragonflies and damselflies are agile insects of the order Odonata. With a worldwide distribution ...

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Global Flight

To create a magnificent collection of images of your favourite fliers. Not just birds, but bats, ...

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Captive Animals

While we are all so focused on animals in nature, we ignore the fact theres wildlife in our own ...

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Flowers of Europe

We want you to help us build a photo collection of flowers from around the world. Show us what ...

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Nature in Yellow

It would be so interesting to see all the yellow flowers, fruits, insects, animals of the world.

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Baby California Mountain King Snake favorited by Christy Chow Santa Barbara, California, USA 53 seconds ago

While hiking in the mountains above Santa Barbara, California and just within the edge of Los Padres National Forest, we came upon a young California Mountain King Snake. It was curled up in a patch of pine needles and debris and was almost invisible, in spite of it's bright colors. It crossed the trail and went back into the dry grass. If you look at it closely, it is interesting how the color patterns remain essentially confined to individual scales. Unlike bird feather coloring, very little color is shared with adjacent scales. This gives the snake its jagged banding.

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Northwestern Garter Snake suggestion by Christy Chow Washington, USA a minute ago

Common name: Garter snake
Scientific name: Thamnophis sirtalis

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Northwestern Garter Snake commented on by Christy Chow Washington, USA a minute ago

Looks like a common garter snake to me! Fantastic series! Please consider adding it to the "Reptiles of the Pacific Northwest" mission!

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Rush Veneer commented on by MarinLeko Croatia a minute ago

Thanks Manval ;)

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Unknown Caterpillar spotted by beaker98 Missouri, USA 2 minutes ago

Woodland habitat bordering a sandy area along creek.

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Blue Jay commented on by MOwendy Harrisburg, Missouri, USA 3 minutes ago

Thanks, it was very cute. When we first heard the chick, it was on a branch of a downed tree. When I came back to take the picture, it was on the ground. We did not see where the rest of the family was, but we could hear them, so it wasn't abandoned. I don't know if it was old enough yet for flying practice or not!

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Mapping Nature on Your Smartphone

For the developers at New York start-up Networked Organisms, smartphones are the butterfly nets of the 21st Century. Their tool, Project Noah, lets people upload photos of plants and wildlife around them, creating a map of the natural world and contributing to scientific research in the process.

WSJ
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What kind of beetle? This app knows

Bespectacled scientists of yore would carry around hefty field guides, made up of hundreds of pages of text and photos. But these days, smartphone owners have a lighter option: an app called Project Noah, which aims to help people identify plants and animals as well as collect data from "citizen scientists" about where certain species are located.

CNN
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Designing ecosystems for talent development

Project Noah enables us to be part of a more focused online community where we can learn more about wildlife around us and contribute to scientific research. It pulls participants into deeper, more meaningful engagement by enabling people to go on “missions” to collectively map changes based on sightings.

The Economist
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A smart way to save wildlife

A modern invention that may also hold the key to saving species in the future. Project Noah is a global study that encourages nature lovers to document the wildlife they encounter, using a purpose built phone app and web community. In addition to the virtual "collection" of species, Project Noah encourages citizen science by linking up with existing surveys including the International Spider Survey and the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network.

BBC
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Dial-a-Class

New mobile applications include a tool called NOAH that lets you take cellphone pictures of bugs and trees and then sends back an identification of the exact type in as little as 24 hours.

NY TIMES
With support from National Geographic