Red-Whiskered Bulbul who has decided that the papaya trees in my front yard are no longer fit for human consumption. In reality, the trees have grown so tall we can no longer reach the fruits to pick them--but as consolation they do make neat bird feeders!
A hebraeum males are 4.2–5.7 mm long and A. hebraeum females are 5 mm long. A.hebraeum belongs in the family of Ixodidae (hard tick). Hard ticks have a dorsal shield (scutum) and their mouthparts (capitulum) protrude forward when they are seen from above.
A terrestrial small deciduous plant, often all that is seen are 2 opposing flat leaves laying parallel with the ground (approx size up to 70mm each leaf); the orchid flower is held high on a thin stalk with varying shades of green, cream & maroon colouring on both the stem & flower; flower reaches up to 26mm in total length, although many of these specimens were well below that; the small wasp orchid is so small it can be easily missed & walked on. Insect pollinated by sexual deception as the flower mimics a female wasp. native to Australia.
This male was caught yawning.The hands and feet of the Vervet Monkey are black, along with their ears and face which has a white band above it and is also framed by white cheek tufts. The Vervet Monkey has long arms and legs which are about the same length to allow this species to walk on all fours when on the ground with ease, and actually makes them quite speedy when running. Males tend to be larger than females and are easily distinguished by their bright blue testicles.
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.