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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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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Lichen spotted by Trevor Purcell Washington, USA 18 seconds ago

Three different types of lichen all found on the same ponderosa pine

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Chironomid Midge ( Adult ) spotted by maplemoth66 Florida, USA 2 minutes ago

True flies: mosquitoes / gnats / midges. Order: Diptera ( flies ) Family: Chironomidae ( midges ) A midge, is a true fly. Other common names: Non-Biting Midges, Blind Mosquitoes, and Common Midges. Size: mostly 1 to 10 mm. Identification: Small, delicate flies, resembles mosquitoes, but do Not bite. Often "dance in the air in large swarms over water or lawns". At rest, characteristically hold there front legs, above head-height and extend forward, giving the illusion of elongate antennae, to the untrained eye. Range: Worldwide, from Antartica to the high Artic islands, but perhaps from some hot deserts. Season: Early spring through fall, in temperate areas. Food: Larvae mostly scavengers. Most Tanypodinae, prey on small invertebrates, including other Chironomidae. Larvae of a few species, are parasites of invertebrates. Adults, are short-lived, and do not need to feed. Many will take sugar water ( or honeydew ), given the opportunity. Lifecycle: Larvae are mostly aquatic filter feeders, often living in tubes in soft mud, some are leaf-miners of aquatic plants. Chironomidae ( informally known as Chironomids, or non-biting midges ), are a family of nematoceran flies, with a global distribution. Males are easily recognized, by there plumose antennae. Adults of many species, do in fact feed. The natural foods reported, include: fresh fly droppings, nectar, pollen and honeydew, and various sugar-rich materials. Larvae, are slender and worm-like. Adults, have only two wings. Adult midges, are relatively small, with narrow bodies and long legs. Like all flies, the Chironomidae, are holometabolous, and undergo metamorphosis, in there lifecycle. A midge, is a non-biting fly, with two wings. This insect, had six, very long jointed legs. This insect, had two antennae, and two, large, black eyes. This insect, had a long, slender body. It's long abdomen, was banded, with alternating colors, of black and gray. It had two, transparent wings. This insect was alive, and able to fly.

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Unknown spotting suggestion by PucaK Santa Barbara, California, USA 3 minutes ago

Common name: Western Scrub-Jay
Scientific name: Aphelocoma californica

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Unknown spotting spotted by Joseph CHIEF REDEARTH Nashik, Maharashtra, India 3 minutes ago

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unknown in Costa Rica spotted by VictoriaTorley Alajuela, Costa Rica 5 minutes ago

Epiphytic shrub currently about 1.5m, inflorescence 15-18cm, non-fragrant, shade loving

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unknown in Costa Rica spotted by VictoriaTorley Alajuela, Costa Rica 5 minutes ago

Epiphytic shrub currently about 1.5m, inflorescence 15-18cm, non-fragrant, shade loving

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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