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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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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Mushroom Mapping

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

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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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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 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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Unknown spotting commented on by brycegarling Georgia, USA 26 seconds ago

Tomato hornworms are often eaten alive by Braconid larvae. Tomato hornworms are fun to raise especially if you have children. You can make them your temporary pet and watch it eat like mad then transform into a moth.

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Unknown spotting suggestion by brycegarling Georgia, USA 2 minutes ago

Common name: Braconid Wasp
Scientific name: Braconidae
Wikipedia: Braconidae

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Unknown spotting suggestion by brycegarling Georgia, USA 3 minutes ago

Common name: Hawk Moth Caterpillar / Tomato Hornworm
Scientific name: Manduca quinquemaculata
Wikipedia: Manduca quinquemaculata

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Parasitic bolete spotted by Jae Deventer, Overijssel, Netherlands 10 minutes ago

Pseudoboletus parasiticus is unlikely to be confused with any other species, because it occurs only with the common earthball, Scleroderma citrinum. Young caps are hemispherical and downy, becoming smooth and expanding as the fruiting bodies mature. When fully expanded, the caps of Pseudoboletus parasiticus range from 2 to 6 cm in diameter. The cap surface is greasy in wet weather but often becomes cracked in dry weather, revealing the thick pallid flesh beneath the cuticle. Large tubes terminate in angular olive pores that are at first yellow but darken through olive to olive-brown as the fruiting body matures. When cut or bruised, neither the tubes nor the pores change colour appreciably, and there is no hint of bluing. Because it emerges from beneath a common earthball, the stem of the parasitic bolete is invariably curved. Olive or sienna, the stem tapers in towards the base, its pale lemon flesh does not change colour upon exposure to air. Between 1 to 2 cm in diameter at the mid point, the stem is typically 3 to 6 cm long and has no stem ring.

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The Indian Blue peacock favorited by Hema Shah Jaipur, Rajasthan, India 17 minutes ago

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Katydid spotted by HeatherBransomWalker Texas, USA 18 minutes ago

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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.

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.

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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