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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Global Urban Biodiversity

Millions of city-dwellers walk their local streets every day, but many overlook the multitude of ...

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National Geographic's Great Nature Project

National Geographic is urging everyone to get outside to explore nature. Participants are asked 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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Mushroom Mapping

Mushroom ecology is a pivotal orientation point for exploring urban systems. Help us gather ...

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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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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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International Spider Survey

Spiders are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs. The International Society of Arachnology ...

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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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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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Global Flight

To create a magnificent collection of images of your favourite fliers. Not just birds, but bats, ...

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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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Spectacular rustgill favorited by DanielePralong Braga, Portugal 7 minutes ago

The cap ranges from 7 to 20 cm across, is convex, and is bright orange, orange/brown, or reddish brown with a dry scaly surface. The stem is 25 to 265 mm long, 8 to 9 mm thick, and often narrows near the base. The frail ring is dusted with rusty orange spores, the flesh is yellow and the gill attachment to the stem is adnate to sub-decurrent. It has a bitter taste, stains red with KOH and turns green when cooked in a pan. The spore print is rusty orange. "Each individual mushroom can weigh several pounds.

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Spoonwings favorited by DanielePralong Navarredonda de Gredos, Castilla y León, Spain 7 minutes ago

Los Neurópteros han sido considerados desde antiguo como una mezcla de libélulas y mariposas. Las características más representativas de la especie son: el par de alas membranosas y fuertemente venadas que poseen una coloración típicamente de camuflajes con tonos verdes y blanco pajizo. Las alas posteriores vestigiales (sin capacidad para volar) se reducen a una estrecha banda con tres nervaduras longitudinales que se ensanchan en el extremo formando un tirabuzón. El cuerpo incluyendo cabeza, tórax y abdomen no suele superar los 2 cm de longitud. Las alas funcionales alcanzan los 3 cm y las alas posteriores pueden llegar a los 5 cm. La cabeza es estilizada con un par de antenas filiformes y unos ojos compuestos de color pajizo. Los machos presentan unos cercos en el extremo del abdomen, que usarán para sujetar a la hembra durante la cópula. La larva tiene una morfología muy singular. Posee un "cuello" extremadamente largo en cuyo extremos se sitúan dos pinzas con forma arqueda. Este "cuello" representa la mitad de la longitud de la larva.

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Wasp nest? favorited by DanielePralong Kandy CP, Sri Lanka 7 minutes ago

seems like an abandoned nest. size of a tennis ball.

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Monomachid Wasp - female commented on by Leuba Ridgway Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 11 minutes ago

Thanks for your comment John La Salle - that abdomen caught my eye ! have never seen anything like this around these parts for sure.
@Lauren - yes, I almost brushed it off the car, walking past it - then saw the pointy wiggly abdomen.

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Unknown spotting suggestion by LennyWorthington Singapore, Singapore 12 minutes ago

Common name: Black-crowned Night-heron
Scientific name: Nycticorax nycticorax

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Terrapin spotted by Smith Zoo Lat: -23.61 Lon: 31.33 12 minutes ago

± 30 - mostly black/grey olive green

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

With support from National Geographic