The house finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) is a bird in the finch family Fringillidae. It is native to western North America, and has been introduced to the eastern half of the continent and Hawaii. This species photographed in Attica, as well as other reports are from the region, has been shown to relate to people who had escaped from captivity.
Stinkbug mothers lay their eggs in a close bundle, they guard it by covering them with their body, usually for the first few days sometimes they stay even after the nymphs hatch!. Here, we see 19 already-hatched nymphs and four still in their eggs.
Black antennae with a white spot, shield shaped body blue-grey color with orange spots, centred black dot at abdomen with 2 orange spots inside and large yellow centred line, yellow perimetral line at abdomen, grey legs and non developed wings at sides.
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.