This small Beetle, was about five sixteenth of an inch long. It had two antennae. It had six jointed legs. It had a head, thorax, and abdomen. It had two compound eyes. It had a dark head. Black eyes. Medium dark, and dark thorax. Medium brown, and dark brown fore wings. The forewings also had some black dots on it. The forewings are called ( elytra ). It had two pairs of wings. The top part of the Beetle, was very shiny. Underneath, it was a medium brown color. Also, underneath, it had lines running across it's abdomen.
A rough-surfaced bracket fungus with a reddish-brown colour. The spores are released from minute pores on the creamy-white underside of the fruit body. A younger Fistulina hepatica is a pinkish-red colour, and it darkens with age. It bleeds a dull red juice when cut, with the cut flesh further resembling meat.
The tiny long-tailed tit (13–15 cm in length, including its 7–9 cm tail) is the only representative of the family Aegithalidae in northern Eurasia. Due to their small size these birds are vulnerable to extreme cold weather, with high population losses seen with prolonged cold. Populations seem to rapidly return to previous levels due to high breeding rates. Spotted here on a snowy day looking for food close to houses.
I heard this delightful tiny bird and his friend from my window before I spotted them. The long-tailed tit is easily recognizable with its tail bigger than its body, and undulating flight. Gregarious and noisy, these birds are usually seen in small flocks of about 20, and in mixed flocks with other tit species.The subspecies caudatus seen here is characterized by a white head, and is unusual for Switzerland (see notes).
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.