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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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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Mission WILD

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

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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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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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Biodiversidad en España/Spain

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

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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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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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Nature in Yellow

It would be so interesting to see all the yellow flowers, fruits, insects, animals of the world.

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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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Large Milkweed Bug spotted by glbnoah109 Highland Village, Texas, USA 45 seconds ago

Orange and black in coloration, having 2 black, triangular patterns separated by a thick black bar.

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American Toad spotted by Rick13 Westerville, Ohio, USA a minute ago

Abou8t 2 1/2" in size

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Common Buckeye spotted by ronfellows2020 Texas, USA a minute ago

clear creeks is approximately 2900 acres comprised of rare bottomland habitat, surprisingly diverse flora and fauna, all surrounding the confluence of Clear Creek and the Elm Fork of the Trinity River. Just a few miles from Denton's historic town square, the Clear Creek Trails offer open space covered with a lush ash, willow and cottonwood forests, a wetlands area pond, hiking trails, 200 species of birds, the original path of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River. Nestled in the lowlands, the Clear Creek preserve is a wonderful riparian area along the Clear Creek and Elm Fork of the Trinity river. The City of Denton has worked using eco-friendly practices to restore the land to its natural state, as well as constructing about 10 miles of interpretive trails detailing the preserves colorful history and fragile ecology. The preserve is adjacent the 11 mile Greenbelt trail that follows the river from Lake Ray Roberts to Lake Lewisville.

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Unknown spotting spotted by momsavang Georgia, USA 8 minutes ago

Probably won't be able to ID without seeing the other side of this moth but it was too high to photograph

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Great Tit spotted by Zlatan Celebic Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island 11 minutes ago

Some 15 cm in length, strikingly yellow chest and belly with black stripe in the middle - male (pictured here) has a rather thick black stripe, female somewhat narrower. Black head with white cheeks, olive-green back with blue to greyish-blue wing covers, with white stripe.

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Unknown spotting spotted by momsavang Georgia, USA 14 minutes ago

Not a water bug. Accidentally ended up in standing water. I've seen these guys climbing the walls a lot lately

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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