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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Mission WILD

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

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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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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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Nature in Yellow

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

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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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Unknown spotting commented on by Jolene Newark, Ohio, USA a minute ago

I assumed it was a baby because there are about 20 of them in the same area. So I thought maybe they are babies who have hatched and are now exploring :)

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Unknown spotting commented on by Malcolm Wilton-Jones Newark, Ohio, USA 11 minutes ago

It might be a baby but some adults can be very small also. Some in the Patu genus are only 0.3mm body length.

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American Sweetgum spotted by F.Joy Indianapolis, Indiana, USA 23 minutes ago

The sweetgum is a medium to large growing tree with averaging height between 50-70 ft / 15-21 m. The trunks of these trees are covered with deeply ridged bark. The leaves of the sweetgum are long and broad, ending with five pointed lobes in a semi star shape. Before blooming the sweetgum forms dark brown waxy buds. When blooming (usually begins in early spring and lasts throughout the summer into early autumn) the sweetgum forms a flower in the shape of a cone made of multiple small green balls. One of the most distinctive features of the sweetgum are their fruited bodies, which are round, covered with narrow spikes, and hang from long stems. As the fruited bodies become mature they harden and turn from a bright green color to a brown color. Eventually the mature pods form small, hollow cavities through which their seeds are released.

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Unknown spotting spotted by Jolene Newark, Ohio, USA 44 minutes ago

Baby spider.

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Rim Lichen commented on by DanielePralong Florida, USA 45 minutes ago

Beautiful pictures Machi!

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Great Blue Heron (Eating A Snapping Turtle) favorited by DanielePralong Michigan, USA 50 minutes ago

Series: I observed, for nearly 15 minutes, this Great Blue Heron and smaller-sized Snapping Turtle battle it out, if that's what you can call it, in the shallow area of a pond. The heron kept picking it up and dropping it, in what looked to be attempts to get the turtle in just the right position to be able to swallow it whole. However, the turtle, which was at a complete disadvantage, did seem to fight back, snapping at the herons tongue from the end of its long beak (seen in a couple of the photos). Unfortunately for the turtle, the bird's persistence won... and the heron walked away with quite a lump in its long throat (also seen in a photo).

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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