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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Kea favorited by ForestDragon Canterbury, New Zealand 2 minutes ago

The Kea, New Zealand's alpine parrot. An inquisitive bird that will pry anything it can off your car or other belongings. Commonly sighted in ski field car parks of the South Island. In this photo I'll add another photo soon but you can see another Kea in the background if you look closely. The one featured is investigating my camera.

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Kea commented on by ForestDragon Canterbury, New Zealand 6 minutes ago

Thank you for your response, and I do apologize on behalf of the Ranger Team. I have heard that these birds can be rather "cheeky"! The first image is as welcome here as any others (we don't reject images for limited ID functionality) I look forward to seeing more of your spottings. Thank you for being so understanding.

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Kea favorited by Jae Canterbury, New Zealand 14 minutes ago

The Kea, New Zealand's alpine parrot. An inquisitive bird that will pry anything it can off your car or other belongings. Commonly sighted in ski field car parks of the South Island. In this photo I'll add another photo soon but you can see another Kea in the background if you look closely. The one featured is investigating my camera.

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Fly agaric commented on by Jae Gelderland, Netherlands 15 minutes ago

Thanks for the comment, Marta. I haven't seen them as much as I used to either. In the KNNV fieldguide they mention that mycorrhizal fungi are becoming rare due to acid rain and forest fertilization :( So I guess I was just lucky.

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Ebony Jewelwing, male spotted by ForestDragon New York, USA 17 minutes ago

Large size for a Damselfly with broad wings. Body is a metallic green or blue-green color with solid black wings. Adult females have dark grayish wings with a white spot at the tip. Immature of this species have dark brownish wings.

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Wilson's Grey spotted by Leuba Ridgway Victoria, Australia 19 minutes ago

This moth had a wing span of about 35 mm. Wings were grey with thin bllack veins and zig-zag patterns. The hind wings had similar patterns with a broad dark band across . Trailing margins were scalloped.

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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