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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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 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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Swallows spotted by Wandering Naturalist New Mexico, USA 2 minutes ago

These swallows were seen flying in and out of the canyon crevices of Echo Canyon in New Mexico. They backsides appeared black, though the area was completely shaded. Their undersides were bright white. I did not see any typical swallow nests in the area, only birds flying in and out of the rock crevices. The tails are not forked like the barn swallow and I did not make out a brownish coloration like the cliff swallows. My best guess would be Tree swallows, only they are taking up residence in rock outcrops instead of tree crevices.

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Swallows spotted by Wandering Naturalist New Mexico, USA 2 minutes ago

These swallows were seen flying in and out of the canyon crevices of Echo Canyon in New Mexico. They backsides appeared black, though the area was completely shaded. Their undersides were bright white. I did not see any typical swallow nests in the area, only birds flying in and out of the rock crevices. The tails are not forked like the barn swallow and I did not make out a brownish coloration like the cliff swallows. My best guess would be Tree swallows, only they are taking up residence in rock outcrops instead of tree crevices.

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Wild Columbine spotted by doreen.chambers.14 Averill, Vermont, USA 3 minutes ago

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Unknown spotting spotted by doreen.chambers.14 Averill, Vermont, USA 12 minutes ago

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Devil's Paintbrush spotted by doreen.chambers.14 Averill, Vermont, USA 14 minutes ago

"It is a low-growing plant with shallow fibrous roots and a basal rosette of elliptical to lanceolate leaves 5–20 cm long and 1–3 cm broad.[3] The flowering stem is usually leafless or with just one or two small leaves. The stem and leaves are covered with short stiff hairs (trichomes), usually blackish in color. The stems may reach a height of 60 cm and have 2–25 capitula (flowerheads), each 1–2½ cm diameter, bundled together at the end of short pedicels. All parts of the plant exude a milky juice. The flowers themselves come in a range of colors from a deep rust-orange to a pure yellow and often show striking gradients of color. The plants propagates through its wind-dispersed seeds, and also vegetatively by stolons and shallow rhizomes." Wikipedia

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Unknown spotting favorited by Jopy ABQ, New Mexico, USA 15 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.

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