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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Mission WILD

The WILD Foundation works to protect & interconnect at least half of the planet’s land & water to ...

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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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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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Biodiversidad en España/Spain

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

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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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Nature in Yellow

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

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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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Mistletoe Brown-Tail Moth commented on by maplemoth662 Victoria, Australia 17 seconds ago

A beautiful caterpillar....

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Mistletoe Brown-Tail Moth favorited by maplemoth662 Victoria, Australia 59 seconds ago

This 20 mm long grey caterpillar had white lateral tufts of setae on the abdominal segments, a fringe of golden setae on the thorax, a tuft of long brown setae at the rear end and a black head. The first and last abdominal segments showed paired black knobs (pic 3). Dorsally, a white band ran all along the length of the body with a narrow black line in the middle. Each segment had a raised tuft of dark setae on either side of the midline. The two penultimate segments each had a yellow dorsal gland.

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Sparshall's Moth caterpillar commented on by maplemoth662 NSW, Australia 3 minutes ago

A beautiful caterpillar....

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Sparshall's Moth caterpillar favorited by maplemoth662 NSW, Australia 4 minutes ago

An attractive fuzzy caterpillar with bands of deep red setae that looked like a row of macarons along the midline. Between the red bands were triangular shaped tufts of pale hairs, clearly seen in pic 3.
The bristly setae along the body were a pale yellow. Arising from the head was a long tuft of dark hairs.

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DAY 2 - Lilac Blewit favorited by maplemoth662 Brisbane, QLD, Australia 8 minutes ago

DAY 2 - Fungi caps have faded considerably since original spotting yesterday. Certainly not as pretty as DAY 1 - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/310... When exposed to direct sunlight, the caps seem to bleach of colour. Gills also beginning to fade, loosing their soft mauve/pink hue. Caps are starting to flatten around the edges, whilst others have really warped or split.

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Unknown spotting commented on by maplemoth662 Bosnia and Herzegovina 8 minutes ago

Your welcome....

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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