Also known as Lady Gouldian Finch or Rainbow Finch. This little bird is certainly one of the most beautiful finches. It comes in three main colour morphs in the wild. The Males all have a purple chest, bright yellow breast and white vent. The backs are grass green with a turquoise rump. The back of the neck is bright emerald green and the nape is also turquoise extending in a thin band around the throat. Where the colour morphs show is in the face colour. The most common being black, then red and occasionally a yellow face (shows as light orange). The tail is black with two longer filaments. The females are similar to the males but less bright in colouration.
Small (some 4 cm wingspan), predominantly orange butterfly with white borders and black pattern. Very similar looking to Grison fritillary, I decided on Meadow, and i don't really know why... (however I'm still not sure about that...)
This wasp will take the caterpillar back to its nest to feed the larvae. In the video you will see the wasp sting and paralyze the caterpillar, observe it - to make sure it is subdued, then carry it off towards its nest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAvDL50m...
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.
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.
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.
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.