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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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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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Mission WILD

The WILD Foundation works to protect & interconnect at least half of the planet’s land & water to ...

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Mushroom Mapping

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

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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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Biodiversidad en España/Spain

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

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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

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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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Amanitas favorited by IvanPancic XIV Región de Los Ríos, Chile 2 minutes ago

Amanita muscaria, también conocido como matamoscas o falsa oronja,1 es un hongo basidiomiceto muy común, del orden Agaricales.2 El epíteto específico muscaria proviene del latín musca, mosca, y hace referencia a la interacción que se produce entre este hongo y los insectos. Paraliza temporalmente a los insectos que entran en contacto con la seta.
Tamaño:Entre 10 a 20 cm.
Color:Rojo rodeado de puntos blancos.
Forma de sombrerillo:Sus pileos varían entre los 10 cm. y 25 cm. de diámetro. Evolucionan de forma globosa a convexa y finalmente plana como casi todas las amanitas. Su cutícula, separable, es de color rojo escarlata que vira al naranja con la edad. Sobre ella hay numerosos restos blancos del velo universal. Estos, suelen ser de textura algodonosa y dispuestos en círculos concéntricos, de color blanco que amarillea con el tiempo. Carnoso, consistente y de aspecto atractivo. Margen incurvado y ligeramente estriado en la madurez.
Pie:Cilíndrico, fácilmente separable del sombrero, blanco a ligeramente amarillo claro, recto, robusto, lleno y con anillo. Su tamaño varía desde unos 12 a 20 cm. de altura y de 1 a 3 cm. de diámetro. El anillo es amplio, membranoso y con el borde ligeramente teñido de amarillo. La base del pie es claviforme, rodeado de una volva, blanca, fugaz, a manera de verrugas que componen circulos incompletos.

Amanita muscaria, commonly known as the fly agaric (play /ˈæɡərɪk/) or fly amanita (play /ˌæməˈnaɪtə/), is a poisonous and psychoactive basidiomycete fungus, one of many in the genus Amanita. Native throughout the temperate and boreal regions of the Northern Hemisphere, Amanita muscaria has been unintentionally introduced to many countries in the southern hemisphere, generally as a symbiont with pine plantations, and is now a true cosmopolitan species. It associates with various deciduous and coniferous trees.
Although it is generally considered poisonous, deaths from its consumption are extremely rare, and it is eaten as a food in parts of Europe, Asia, and North America after parboiling. Amanita muscaria is now primarily famed for its hallucinogenic properties, with its main psychoactive constituent being the compound muscimol.
Ectomycorrhizal, Amanita muscaria forms symbiotic relationships with a great variety of trees, including pine, spruce, fir, birch, and cedar.

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Unknown spotting commented on by bayucca Rivas, Nicaragua 3 minutes ago

Yes, leave it like this at the moment.

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Damselfly with mosquito spotted by susan.kirt3 Illinois, USA 5 minutes ago

Damselfly eating a mosquito

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Ladybird spotted by Deepti S Karnataka, India 11 minutes ago

This golden brown Ladybird has a black parentheses marking on its elytra.

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Unknown spotting spotted by SusanaMelgar Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazán, Honduras 12 minutes ago

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Desconocido commented on by Leuba Ridgway Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazán, Honduras 17 minutes ago

Welcome to Project Noah ! I hope you enjoy posting and sharing your experiences with the rest of the community. For a full appreciation of your collection, please write where you found your spotting and anything else of interest - any language would do. thanks.
This one looks like a grey agaric mushroom.

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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