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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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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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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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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Biodiversidad en España/Spain

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

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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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Torrey Pine favorited by Ori Fragman-Sapir California, USA 6 minutes ago

The Torrey Pine, Pinus torreyana, is the rarest pine species in the United States, an endangered species growing only in San Diego County and on one of the Channel Islands, endemic to the coastal sage and chaparral ecoregion in the U.S. state of California.

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Torrey Pine favorited by Ori Fragman-Sapir San Diego, California, USA 7 minutes ago

This is a "witch's broom" in a Torrey Pine tree. The second picture has an American Kestrel as well as the tree.

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Grey Butcherbird favorited by Jae New South Wales, Australia 18 minutes ago

Grey tones, black or dark tips to wings, tail, beak, beak also half blue grey colour, under parts white to pale blue grey, white band across back of neck, dark legs, feet and eyes. Huge variety in singing notes & calls also able to mimic other birds & sounds, as seems to be a common feature of many Australian birds, but not often noticed. Preys on young birds, insects, sips nectar & water & also tastes fruits. Individuals adapt to their environment which varies widely. This one is often shadowed by a pair of Striped Honeyeaters known to nest close by.The young & females of this species have a brown wash over the feathers.

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Cattle Egrets favorited by Jae New South Wales, Australia 18 minutes ago

A waterbird, smallest of the egrets, distinguishable more easily during late spring & into summer with its usually snowy white plumage brightly added to with russet orange in breeding season, hanging in long plumes from the throat and back, with the face a bright orange to match. Beak is yellow not black as in other egret species it can be confused with, but the beak also changes to deep orange or red during breeding season. The bird is also a bit stockier in build. Usually seen near waterways, wetlands, farm paddocks, often trailing around livestock or farm machinery plowing paddocks as the birds find an easy feed of insects stirred into the air by movement, also feeds on small frogs and other insects and larvae. rarely heard to make a sound

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Common Christmas Beetle favorited by Jae New South Wales, Australia 18 minutes ago

Christmas is definitely over for this Christmas Beetle as black ants begin to dismantle it. This specimen around 25mm in length. Metallic green and gold with pitted outer wing covers. This is the greenest coloured beetle I have seen of this species. Hooks on end of hairy/spiky legs help the beetle grip and climb, adult beetle emerge from the soil during summer to feed on leave sof Eucalypt trees and when in large numbers have been known to completely defoliate large trees.

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Common green lacewing commented on by Jeannette Region Hovedstaden, Denmark 19 minutes ago

Thank you but it already have an ID, SteveDaniels :)

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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