The red fox (Vulpes vulpes) is the largest of the true foxes. The red fox has an elongated body and relatively short limbs. The tail, which is longer than half the body length (70% of head and body length), is long, fluffy and reaches the ground when in a standing position. The winter fur is dense, soft, silky and relatively long. In northern foxes, the fur is very long, dense and fluffy, but is shorter, sparser and coarser in southern forms.
I have raised "Bird" since it was a small chick. Bird is almost fully grown. Close to the age of independence. Bird lives in the forest and grasslands but returns to my home once or twice per day. I spend most afternoons walking with Bird showing it what is edible and where to find it. Bird also seeks comfort by lowering its head to allow me to prune its feathers. I suspect Bird will soon leave my company and become a free bird and return to nature soon.
Dotun, the males have wings. I've seen the male and female mated together, with the male flying them both around. I've also seen this same wasp in my garden: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/264... , and another wingless "Blue bottle" female out by our laundry line: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/173....
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.