This heron was fishing alongside some logs on which turtles were basking. The bird simply used the turtles as stepping stones as it moved along and only one turtle plopped into the water; the others simply allowed the bird to walk and balance on their backs!
One of them unusually shaped spiders, with a uplifted abdomen. Very slow moving and when thought showed no sign of aggression , it just walked a short distance and stoped and take up a posture of a small pice of tree twick . The raised abdomen was about 7-8 mm high .Coloration mostly light brown and darker brown tones . Could not find any trace of a web. There seem to be 2 rows of 4 eyes but none of the images taken show the configuration well enough .
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.