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 Dragonflies & Damselflies

Dragonflies and damselflies are agile insects of the order Odonata. With a worldwide distribution ...

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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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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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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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Wooly Aphids favorited by Lipase Vermont, USA 32 seconds ago

Out for Halloween, are these Wooly Aphids - Prociphilus tessellatus. Also gray insects above the white moving insects. They’re called wooly aphids, and they live off of tree sap. And the white fuzz isn’t actually fuzz, but a waxy substance that the aphids produce as a sort of protection. These are not native, but have immigrated from Japan. They can cause some trouble for your yard from what I understand, because the larvae often congregate on tree branches and do some harm to the trees in such large groups.

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Jumping spider suggestion by ChristineFisher North Carolina, USA 8 minutes ago

Common name: Jumping spider
Scientific name: Eris floridana

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Praying Mantis commented on by ForestDragon Maryland, USA 15 minutes ago

Neat find! I think this looks more like a species of Tenodera mantis. Most likely this is a Chinese Mantis nymph, Tenodera sinensis. Mantis religiosa has distinctive purple or reddish coloration on the upper part of the back legs (femora), and often has some pink edging along the thorax.

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Wooly Aphids commented on by doreen.chambers.14 Vermont, USA 18 minutes ago

Thanks to you both. I updated the images.

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Wooly Aphids commented on by ChristineFisher Vermont, USA 19 minutes ago

Yep - I agree. They're wooly aphids. Here's an info site.

You have a pic of juveniles. The adults are winged insects that look like flocked flies. The smaller insects are also aphids. Sorry, I don't have a specific species for you!

Here's the wikipage on wooly aphids:>

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Little Egret commented on by Jonathan Hiew Singapore 20 minutes ago

Thanks AshleyT

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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