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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Swift; Vencejo favorited by AntónioGinjaGinja Sagunto/Sagunt, Comunidad Valenciana / Comunitat Valenciana, Spain 49 seconds ago

Either common or Pallid, I tried lightening but saw no evidence of banding (scaling) as on the Pallid

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Brown cup favorited by AntónioGinjaGinja Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands a minute ago

Rutstroemia firma, formerly named Poculum firmum, is 0.5 to 1.5 cm across. The fruitbody is cup shaped, expanding to a flattened and wavy shape, attached by a short stalk 2 to 3 mm long. The inner surface is ochraceous brown, the outer surface is similarly coloured and becomes wrinkled with age.

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Brown Rollrim? favorited by AntónioGinjaGinja High Peak, England, United Kingdom a minute ago

Growing in felled coniferous woodland, some trees were still growing. I didn't take note of nearby trees. Fruitbodies were up to 12cm across. Taste was sour at first. I also wondered about Tapinella panuoides - Oyster Rollrim but I think the stem is too long and someone pointed out it is too large to be Oyster Rollrim that usually only grows to 8cm

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Marsh Grass-of-Parnassus or Bog star favorited by AntónioGinjaGinja Fribourg - Freiburg, Switzerland a minute ago

The Marsh Grass-of-Parnassus has one of the most striking reproductive system. Its single, creamy white flower with 5 conspicuously veined petals. Individual flowers are pollinated with pollen from other plants (cross-fertilization). To help accomplish this, it has decorative yet infertile ciliated "stamens" (staminodes, see them in yellow) for attracting pollinators, attached at the base of each petal. First, the five fertile (male) stamens are bent one over the other above the immature (female) stigma, as seen here. When the flower opens, the pollinators land on the bent stamens in their attempt to reach the nectar located at the base of the staminodes. As the top stamen releases its pollen onto the insect, its anther (the pollen-bearing part of the stamen) bends open and falls off. The stamen next to the ripe one will do then the same, followed by the other three. The insect then deposits pollen on the mature stigma of another, older flower.

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Small White favorited by AntónioGinjaGinja Sagunto/Sagunt, Comunidad Valenciana / Comunitat Valenciana, Spain a minute ago

Coastal marshes.

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Hickory Tussock Moth Caterpillar commented on by AntónioGinjaGinja penna, USA 2 minutes ago

Welcome to Project gwpiel10
Nice first spotting,congrats and thanks for sharing
We hope you like the site as much we do; there are many features you can explore:
We invite you to go to where you will find the purpose and “rules” of Project Noah.
There is a blog where we post articles from spotters with special insight into different organisms.
There are also the chats for help with identification, and to comment on your own and others’ spottings.
Look at the global and local missions to put your spottings into:

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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