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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Slender sun orchid spotted by MartinL Victoria, Australia a minute ago

These were closed buds when I arrived and they open when the sun appears. I think they should be called sleepy heads. The slender sun orchid is the stem on the left. The spotted sun orchid is on the right.

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Unknown spotting suggestion by StirredMocha Bisbee, Arizona, USA 8 minutes ago

Common name: California Poppy
Scientific name: Eschscholzia californica
Wikipedia: Eschscholzia californica

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Thread-legged Bug spotted by ForestDragon New York, USA 9 minutes ago

Tiny, delicate insect with long, thread-like legs. Grasping forelegs for catching and holding prey. Black, white and gray coloration. Two of these were found stalking around on my moth sheet. This one captured an unlucky Salt and Pepper Microcaddis. To give you an idea of size, the prey item was 4-5mm

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Spotted sun orchid spotted by MartinL Victoria, Australia 9 minutes ago

A common sun orchid bearing several blue flowers on a single stalk.

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Green iguana commented on by AshleyT Boca Raton, Florida, USA 11 minutes ago

If it was the same color, it's very likely to be another male. It's generally only the more dominant males that get the super orange coloration like this. So if the other was a little smaller, he's probably dominant in some other area and trying to come into this big guys area, and this big guy isn't going to go down without a fight :)

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Green iguana commented on by joan6153 Boca Raton, Florida, USA 12 minutes ago

Thanks Ashley. He flashed his dewlap and I'm not sure if he was trying to intimidate the other iguana because it was a male, or if he was trying to impress it because it was a female. The other one looked the same in color but was a little smaller and did not want to be caught by this one yet moved away rather slowly. This one kept up the slow pursuit. Any thoughts?

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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