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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WILD Cities: 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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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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Mushroom Mapping

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

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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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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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Global Flight

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

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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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Biodiversidad en España/Spain

Habitat: Indicar el sitio donde se encontró (campo, montaña, lago, mar, río...) Habitat: Enter the ...

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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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Nature in Yellow

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

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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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Skipper suggestion by Jellis Lat: 28.68 Lon: -80.78 a minute ago

Common name: Salt Marsh Skipper
Scientific name: Panoquina panoquin

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Caterpillar favorited by AshleyT Singapore 11 minutes ago

Forest Plant

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Caterpillar commented on by AshleyT Singapore 11 minutes ago

Congrats MokYounFai, this amazing caterpillar has been chosen as Spotting of the Day!


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Cooper's Hawk spotted by Archer 07 Lat: 39.77 Lon: -121.87 11 minutes ago

This beautiful hawk visits my bird bath on hot summer days, taking a bath and getting a drink. He is a very shy hawk, if he sees any movement at all, he flies away and he will often sit in a nearby tree looking around before coming down to the water. I think this is a younger hawk with a wing span less than 30 inches. The average wing span is 27 to 36 inches.

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Unknown spotting commented on by pamsai Kerala, India 15 minutes ago

thnks everyone... I haven't had internet for a few days, so wasn't able to keep up with you !

I also thought it looked like a Plume moth. Thanks for that link Irina, it really looks quite similar, apart from the bright orange colour.

It was very beautiful in the sunlight, and stayed there for really a long time, motionless.

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Pacific Gopher Snake favorited by AshleyT Chico, California, USA 31 minutes ago

I found this one as it was coming through a hole in my fence. Usually they are 48-96 inches long but this one was only about 50 inches and had 4-6 inches of its tail missing. The wound was well healed, not sure how it happened. When I got near, it flattened out its head and neck area and started hissing at me. They usually shake their tail rapidly to make noise but this one couldn't do that. There are several subspecies & with the black/brown markings I think this one is a pacific gopher snake.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

With support from National Geographic