Hi Jessica and welcome to Project Noah! This is a really nice community where you can share pictures that you have taken of living organisms.
We do not allow photos that have been taken from the internet or other sources since these images belong to the people who took them and we can get in trouble for posting them here.
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I look forward to seeing some of your photos soon!
We have seen this creature at Kolakham in Neora Valley region of West Bengal, India. Initially we just heard very loud sound all over the place. Then we identified that this creature is making this loud sound. Size about 2 inches+, black & yellow spotted head with horn like stings. Eyes like black balls. Some had green and some had yellow wings with black spots and brown border. They start the call/sound with breaks/interruption, then calls continuously and loudly. They don't move (stands still) while call. They fly like small birds. They could be seen after sun rise. Not early in the morning and not after evening.
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.