Also known as Coral Tooth Fungus. This is a large bodied white to pinkish white fungus. It grows from a relatively small stem base that is many branched. Small spines (about 1cm long) hang along multiple branches. It can be found growing alone or in clumps, sometimes these clumps can be quite large. Flesh discolours and hardens with age.
Considered one of the tastiest berries you can find in Alaska. Very low growing. I have found them on mountains and in low bogs. They seem to like a lot of moisture (this mountain is always shrouded in fog, so the plants get very wet)
Macedonian Mountain Grasshopper mating pair. Mountain Grasshoppers are high mountain species, as a rule found above the timberline. They are found on open rocky slopes with a sparse vegetation of herbs and grasses. They seem to prefer spots with loose rocks which they use to hide. This species is also found on slopes almost entirely covered by grass and hardly any rocks, and at elevations of 1,730-2,100 m Asl.
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.
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.
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.
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.